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Short course

Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership 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 lead 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 targeted strategy for primary school PE.


  • Duration – 2 online study days (Microsoft Teams)
  • Start date – Friday 3 December 2021 and Wednesday 13 July 2022
  • Cost - £450 per delegate if you have completed the level 5 course with York St John University, otherwise £500 per delegate
    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, delegates must fit the following criteria:

  • Be a primary school teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Must have successfully completed the Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism (Sport Leaders), either at York St John University or elsewhere.

Note: A secondary school teacher can only complete the Level 6 if they have successfully completed the Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism (Sport Leaders) and are seconded to work within a primary school as the primary lead and therefore will be able to gain the practical experience to evidence the Level 6 qualification.

How long is the programme?

18 tutored guided learning hours and 38 independent learning hours, including the completion of individual learning tasks.

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Course overview and delivery format

This is a degree level qualification and as the course has a minimum teaching hours requirement, you will need to attend all study sessions in addition to completing tasks in between these sessions.

This course will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. YSJ Learn, our Moodle CPD platform, will be used for assessment submission and teaching. Two days of blended learning (10:00am - 5:00pm) will be delivered.

Course assessment will be a mixture of formal written assignments, group-based tasks and group discussion. During the course, you will also be required to arrange two meetings with a senior leader within your own school to discuss your subject leadership of physical education.

There will be an opportunity for each student to book online tutorials if they require more support with the course material and/or assessment task.

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.

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