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Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership Level 6 Award

Develop a deeper understanding of your role as a physical education (PE) leader. Enhance your ability to design, lead and evaluate a targeted strategy for primary school PE.

Gain a professionally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) and Sports Leaders UK. This course has been developed for qualified primary school teachers, and is delivered by our subject specialists.


  • Course leader – Simon Kumar
  • Duration – 2 days
  • Dates and times

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Course Fees

£500 per person

£450 per person if you have completed the level 5 course with York St John University

Course information

Who is this course for?

This course is for education professionals who have already completed the Level 5 award

What will I learn?

Teaching will build on topics covered in the Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism. During this 2 day course you will build on your understanding of what it means to lead sustainable development within primary school education.

How will I learn?

You will complete 18 guided learning hours with a tutor and 38 independent learning hours, including the completion of individual learning tasks. This degree level qualification has a minimum teaching hours requirement, so 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 virtual learning CPD platform, will be used for assessment submission and teaching. There will be an opportunity to book online tutorials if you require more support with the course material or assessment task.


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 2 meetings with a senior leader within your own school to discuss your subject leadership of physical education.

Course leader biographies

Simon Kumar, Lecturer in Children, Young People and Education

Simon graduated from York St John University with a first class degree in Sports Studies BA (Hons). 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.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to undertake the Level 6 Award, you must:

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

If you are a secondary school teacher you can only complete the Level 6 award if you have successfully completed the Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism (Sport Leaders). You must also be seconded to work within a primary school, as the primary lead, to enable you to gain the practical experience needed as evidence for this Level 6 qualification.

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