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Upcoming Athletics Training:

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To book your place on a Val Sabin Athletics KS1 and KS2 Training course please contact us on 01604 580974 or email:

NB. Inset options are available for Athletics Training. These courses also have credits towards Level 5 Qualification. Learn more about Level 5 qualification.

Athletics Training 1 day course for:

Athletics KS1 and KS2 Training Objectives:

  • To develop and extend the core skills and principles of athletics.
  • To build confidence in the delivery of challenging & inclusive material.
  • To be aware of health and safety.

The Athletics KS1 and KS2 Training Course develops and extends the understanding of teachers and builds confidence in their delivery of interesting, exciting and inclusive athletics lessons.


It demonstrates how to develop pupils’ all-round physical and athletic fluency through a wide range of enjoyable, stimulating activities and challenges based on the core actions of walking, running, jumping and throwing.

Each group of core skills and related athletic events are explored and safety issues are identified and addressed throughout the course.

Participants experience a range of intrinsically interesting and enjoyable activities to prepare the bodies and minds of the children they teach. Safety issues and organisation are an integral part of the course.

Participants are made familiar with the contents of the manual and how to use it most effectively .

Expected Standards

Minimum expected standards of performance are identified in detail at years 2 (7 years), 4 (9 years) and 6 (11 years) to help participants make judgements about levels of attainment, and methods of assessment will be discussed including assessment for learning to help pupils progress and achieve their potential.

Each participant will receive a personal abridged paperback manual containing a unit of work for each year group from year 1 through to year 6. Schools may purchase the master hardback manual for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in two Volumes in addition.

Read about the Athletics manual.

Target Audience:

  • Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Teachers
  • Physical Education Co-ordinators
  • School Sport Co-ordinators
  • HLTA
  • School Games Organisers

NB.  This Can also be delivered as a school inset. We also provide bespoke courses and inset to suit the needs of individual schools

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