What is the FA Primary Teachers’ Award?

If you’re a primary school teacher (or trainee) with a responsibility for delivering physical education at Key Stage 1 and/or 2, this could be a great course for you.

It has been developed specifically to provide primary school teachers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan and deliver engaging and inclusive PE and school sport.

The course focuses on planning and delivering lessons on movement skills and invasion games, linking the National Curriculum and the England FA DNA to pupil learning.

It also explores managing difference, holistic child development and using a games-based approach in PE.

What can I expect from the course?

This is a six-hour course, often delivered in one full day or two half days. It's mostly practical, with plenty of opportunity to join in and learn by taking part.

Our tutors are all part of the FA PE Unit, a team of teachers with a real passion for PE. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience working with teachers and children, and are experts in delivering relevant information in a friendly way.

The aim of the course is to increase confidence and competence to deliver engaging, inclusive, high-quality PE lessons through the invasion game of football.

The course outcomes are to develop a basic knowledge, understanding and application of:

  • Holistic child development through primary PE
  • Key-stage specific content related to the national curriculum
  • High-quality teaching and learning in PE
  • Learning through games


  • Primary School PE Coordinators/subject leaders
  • Qualified practicing Primary School Teachers
  • University students working towards becoming a primary teacher (e.g. currently studying for a BEd/PGCE Primary or BA PE degree)
  • Trainee Primary School Teachers on Schools Direct/Teach First/SCITT programmes
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistants who support the delivery of PE in their school

How can I access this course?

The FA Primary Teachers’ Award is delivered by The FA PE Unit. Courses are generally organised as part of a specific programme hosted by schools or community clubs.

If your school is part of a FA Girls’ Football School Partnership – supported by Barclays

Contact your Partnership Lead to find details of a course being run in your area.

If your school is not part of a FA Girls’ Football School Partnership

Visit The FA Boot Room to find your nearest course

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