FA Primary Teachers Award


2016 Dates

Birmingham & Black Country Schools
When: Thursday 16th June 2016
Time: 9am-4pm
Where: Birmingham County FA
Contact: Cristina.Torkildsen@Birminghamfa or Luke.Bowles@Birminghamfa.com

Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Schools
Thursday 30th June 2016
Time: 9am-4pm
Where: Warwickshire College, Henley in Arden Campus
Contact: Michael.Thurlow@Birminghamfa.com

The FA Primary Teachers’ Award is a free, 6 hour course designed to up-skill colleagues and enhance their confidence in the delivery of high quality PE. The ideal candidates who would benefit from this course include:

  • Qualified, practising primary school teachers
  • Students working towards becoming a primary teacher eg. PGCE or Year 3 B.Ed
  • Undergraduate students considering primary teaching as a career

The course provides a basic introduction to the skills required when planning to deliver KS1 or KS2 Physical Education lessons through the subject content of invasion games in the form of football. The course will introduce learners to The FA’s Future Game philosophy by creating a learning environment, through the delivery of movement games and appropriate practices, and how to develop practice to accelerate learning.

Throughout the course FA Tutors will demonstrate the use of strategies to implement Assessment for Learning and support differentiation; in doing so they will model examples of what high quality Physical Education should look like.

The award also includes a workshop outlining the philosophy behind The FA’s Youth development review; this features an overview of Mini-Soccer which is designed to support colleagues when with working with a school team.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the learner will:

  • Have a greater awareness of the contribution of invasion games have to KS1 & 2 PE purpose of study.
  • Understand The FA’s playing and coaching philosophy The Future Game. 
  • Understand how to set up an organised football activity session
  • Understand how to organise basic FUNdamental games to help develop Physical Literacy
  • Have an understanding of how to modify practices to manage difference
  • Understand how to set up 4v4 games for young players
  • Have an understanding of how to further their knowledge and understanding of association football through attending relevant courses.

On completion of the learning programme candidates will gain a resource booklet and a recognised qualification.

For more information please contact your local Birmingham FA Children & Young People Football Development Officer
Cristina Torkildsen (Birmingham) - Cristina.Torkildsen@Birminghamfa.com
Michael Thurlow (Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire) - Michael.Thurlow@Birminghamfa.com
Luke Bowles (Black Country) - Luke.Bowles@Birminghamfa.com