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Short course

Primary School Physical Education Specialism Level 6 Award

This 2 day course, developed by AfPE and Sports Leaders UK, will provide you with a professional qualification and the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver outstanding PE.

This is a recognised qualification delivered by subject specialists in a Higher Education environment. The purpose of this award is for primary Physical Education leaders to better understand their role and responsibilities in designing, leading and evaluating a targeting strategy for primary school PE.

York campus

  • Duration – 2 onsite study days
  • Start date – TBC (please email to register your interest)
  • Cost - £300pp 
    Facilitator - Simon Kumar 

Course information

Unit topic

Unit 7: Lead sustainable development within primary school education

Who can apply?

To be eligible to undertake the Level 6 Award, you must be either a primary or secondary school teacher with QTS status and have completed the Level 5 certification in Primary School Physical Education Specialism (either at York St John University or elsewhere).

How long is the programme?

18 tutored guided learning hours and 38 independent learning hours, including the completion of individual learning tasks. The guided learning hours will take place on 2 full days of tutor led delivery at York St John University, which will include practical activity and classroom based theory. Although you will be expected to carry out some work within your own time.

Get in touch

For more information please get in touch with The Advantage team:


T: 01904 876825/01904 876277

Session times

This is a degree level qualification and you will need to attend both contact days below in addition to completing tasks in between these sessions.

  • Monday 16th December 2019
  • Friday 3rd April 2020

The two contact days will have a registration at 8.45am for a prompt 9.00am start and will finish no later than 5.00pm. Please note, as the course has a minimum teaching hours requirement, you will need to be able to commit to both contact days in full.


You can download the course flyer here: YSJU Level 6 Award in Primary PE. pdf, 271KB 

Course leader biographies

Simon Kumar – centre course manager and tutor/assessor

Graduated from York St John University with a first class degree in (BA) Sports Studies. After completing a Masters in Practitioner Research, Simon is now undertaking a Professional Doctorate of Education. After teaching in primary education as a teacher specialising in Physical Education for a number of years, 


Simon became a lecturer at York St John University in 2015. Simon also has a background in disability sport development, personal training, sports coaching, secondary school sport development and the Armed Forces, and was the founder of inclusive sport at York St John University.

Fees and funding

£300 per person.


These rates include course delivery, all course materials, certification upon completion, lunch and refreshments each day.

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