AfPE - Safe Practice in PE, School Sport and Physical Activity

Short Course (1 day)
June 2018
£100 for UK/EU Short Course 2018 entry (view all fees)

Are you completing your PE risk assessments using the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) guidance 'Safe Practice in Physical Education and Sport’? 

What's covered in the course?

After a recent incident in a school where a child was seriously injured during a multi sports activity event, we would like to remind schools of the importance of following the guidance outlined within the AfPE 'Safe Practice in PE and Sport' training course.

This programme provides essential training for anyone delivering PE and sports in schools. It gives definitive guidance in all aspects of the subject.

We recommend that all schools follow this guidance when completing their PE activity risk assessments, when identifying and implementing controls for all sporting hazards. Following the AfPE guidance will ensure that you are following best practice and are using the specialist advice specific for PE, school sport and physical activity.

Who should attend

All PE practitioners, coaches, and anyone involved in physical activity teaching, coaching or physical activity promotion. 


This course costs...


This course is not open to International students
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How to apply

To book a place please contact Claire Pickerill at or 0121 300 4282. 

This course will take place on Friday 22 June 2018, 9am - 3pm. 


£100, includes lunch and refreshments. 

The creation of our new suite of courses in Sport and Life Sciences is yet another exciting development at Birmingham City University. The 10,500sq metre building at City South Campus will enable us to offer a wide range of new health, nutrition, biomedical science and sports courses, as well as providing a new home for our education programmes.

Not only are we investing £41 million in a new building to house the laboratories and teaching spaces needed, but we also plan to open up these facilities to benefit all students and the wider community. This will complement our existing sports facilities, which already provide a base for students to compete in activities ranging from rugby to jiu jitsu.

The courses will reflect the latest developments in our teaching and our focus on practice-led learning with work placements and live industry case studies incorporated into the curriculum. All courses have been co-designed with employers and are endorsed or accredited by professional bodies where appropriate.

By expanding our provision to these new areas, we will be helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today, such as obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, by encouraging and supporting healthy eating and greater physical activity.

In addition, we will be producing graduates who can support elite performers in meeting the UK’s ambitions for sporting success at events such as the Olympics and other world sporting tournaments. We are constantly looking to enhance the range of courses we offer - please check all our courses for the latest additions to our portfolio.

Simulation Mannequins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills.

Simulation Mannequins

SPACE skills practice model


SPACE is an innovative practice area all students can access to use equipment and resources to practise a wide range of skills in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment. It provides students with a creative learning environment to get the best educational experience before becoming a health care professional.


Learning Facilities

We offer up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across. These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice.

Learning Facilities

Nursing - Facilities - Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Explore our facilities in 360 panoramas, including welcome videos from key members of staff and Health and Wellbeing student profiles.

Virtual Tour

Doug Ellis Sports Centre

Our £8.5 million Doug Ellis Sports Centre boasts an 80-station fitness suite, an eight-court sports hall, and workout and spinning studios. The centre offers state-of-the-art fitness training equipment and plenty of room for team sports including five-a-side football and cricket. An all-weather pitch adds the finishing touches to the centre, which is located close to our City North Campus.

Visitors to the gym can choose a personalised fitness programme, instructed by qualified fitness trainers, and take advantage of a selection of classes, such as yoga, salsa or body combat.

Doug Ellis Sports Centre website

Irfan Khawaja

Programme Leader/Senior Lecturer for Physical Education and School Sport

Irfan was a P.E teacher for 7 years. Throughout his career, Irfan worked in primary and secondary schools, and was a curriculum coordinator for P.E at key stage 5 level. In addition to this, Irfan gained experience as a head of department and has delivered a range of INSET teacher training sessions.

Prior to this, Irfan worked in schools as part of the extended schools programme, and has experience of organising high-profile school and community charity events. Irfan has a diverse range of coaching qualifications and also has experience of teaching internationally in South Africa.

Course enquiries 

If you have any queries about this course please contact Claire Pickerill on: or 0121 300 4282. 

UK prospective students:

UK enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 6295

EU / International prospective students:

International enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5389

Already applied?

Email the applications team

0121 300 4282