Delegate GuideLevel 5 Certificatein Primary SchoolPhysical EducationSpecialism
Level 6 Awardin Primary School Physical EducationSubject Leadership
Introduction Welcome to the Delegate Guide for the Level 5 Certificate in Primary School
Physical Education Specialism and the Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical
Education Subject Leadership.
The Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism is a
recognised qualification that aims to upskill delegates to be able to improve the
overall delivery of the PE curriculum within a primary school. On successful completion
of this qualification, you will be able to assist in raising the standards within primary
school PE teaching and learning.
The Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership is a
recognised qualification that aims to upskill primary generalists, to be able to lead the
overall delivery of the primary school PE curriculum. On successful completion of this
qualification, you will be able to take subject leadership within primary school physical
education teaching and deliver sustainable high quality primary school PE.
The Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism is a pre-requisite
for the Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership.
There is a certain amount of written work and discussions associated with the
assessment for this course, but the course should also be delivered in as practical
a way as possible.
Delegate Guide Contents
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Page(s) Description Action needed
1-3 Introduction Read through for your information.
4-14 Delegate Assessment Tasks Complete tasks as requested
(for Level 5 Certificate in Primary by your Tutor/Assessor(s)
School Physical Education Specialism)
15-22 Delegate Assessment Tasks Complete tasks as requested
(for Level 6 Award in Primary School by your Tutor/Assessor(s)
Physical Education Subject Leadership)
Course content The course is broken down into six units. Units 1 to 5 make up the Level 5 Certificate in
Primary School Physical Education Specialism. Unit 6 is for the Level 6 Award in Primary
School Physical Education Subject Leadership.
In order that your Tutor/Assessor(s) understands exactly what you need to learn and
so that you know what you will be learning during the course, each unit is broken down
into Learning Outcomes. These Learning Outcomes are simply statements that explain
what it is you will have to do in order to pass each unit.
Each of the Learning Outcomes is broken down again into Assessment Criteria. These
Assessment Criteria help to clarify the Learning Outcome and describe exactly what you
will have to show you can do or understand in order to meet the Learning Outcome and
therefore the requirements for that unit.
Visit the Sports Leaders UK website to see details of the specification, Learning
Outcomes and Assessment Criteria for each Unit.
How the course works
The course is delivered typically over eight days for both Levels 5 and 6. There will be a
period of weeks in between each session to allow you to complete some tasks in a given
primary school. There will generally be 12 to 18 months between course start date and
the course end date.
Your Tutor/Assessor(s) will guide you through the learning process. Your Tutor/
Assessor(s) will outline what Delegate Assessment Tasks you are required to complete
as part of your independent learning and will assess whether you have met the
Assessment Criteria as and when tasks have been completed.
Once you have shown that you can meet each of the Assessment Criteria, your Tutor/
Assessor(s) can confirm that you have met the requirements for that unit.
How to use this Delegate Guide
This Delegate Guide gives you a comprehensive outline of the tasks that delegates are
required to complete and be assessed for to meet the Assessment Criteria of both the
Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism and the Level 6
Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership.
Many of the Delegate Assessment Tasks in this Delegate Guide are directly linked to
the tasks that a Professional Learning Centre will deliver as part of the tutor contact
sessions. It may be possible for delegates to be assessed during the delivery of the
course. Assessment records will need to be kept by the Tutor/Assessor(s) and the
delegate is required to keep evidence of the tasks completed to fulfil the requirements
of the tasks in the Delegate Guide.
The Delegate Assessment Tasks do not always need to be completed in isolation. Your
Tutor/Assessor(s) may ask you to produce a piece of work that includes a number of
tasks, maybe in a presentation or a report that covers a number of tasks.
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There is no formal examination at the end of either the Level 5 Certificate in Primary School
Physical Education Specialism or the Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education
Subject Leadership. Instead, your Tutor/Assessor(s) may use a variety of assessment
methods to make a decision about your PE specialism and/or subject leadership including
observation, written work and listening to what you say and do. Your Tutor/Assessor(s) may
expect to see any work you have completed during the course that may contribute to your
assessment process. These could include reports, provision audits, curriculum maps and
lesson plans. Your Tutor/Assessor(s) may use a question and answer style method as part of
your assessment, relating to specific Learning Outcomes and they may also request some
independent feedback from another Tutor/Assessor who has observed you leading.
In order to see if you are meeting the Assessment Criteria for each unit your Tutor/
Assessor(s) can use any number of assessment methods. However, the assessment
method(s) that they choose must be relevant to the Assessment Criteria they are
assessing and meet any specific needs that you might have.
Successfully completing the course
If, by the end of the PE specialism aspects of the course, you have shown that you can
meet all of the Assessment Criteria for each unit of the Level 5 Certificate in Primary
School Physical Education Specialism qualification you will have successfully passed
the course and will be awarded the Level 5 qualification.
If you decide to progress onto and complete the PE subject leadership aspect of the
course and have shown that you can meet all of the Assessment Criteria for the Level 6
Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership you will be awarded
the Level 6 qualification.
If you have not met these requirements by the end of the course, your Tutor/Assessor(s)
may be able to give you further opportunities to continue your learning and you may
successfully pass the course at some stage in the future. These opportunities will only
be made available for up to three years after you first started the course.
If you have any queries regarding an assessment decision speak to your Tutor/
Assessor(s) about it. However, if this does not resolve the issue then contact Sports
Leaders UK who will investigate further. If the concern is still not resolved the case
will be referred to the Sports Leaders UK senior management team, or further to
that, an independent body. For a copy of the appeal procedures please email
Sports Leaders UK does not accept responsibility or liability for any injury or loss sustained
by you, your Tutor/Assessor(s) or any other person during any part of the course.
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Level 5 Certificatein Primary School
Delegate Assessment Task 1 Why is physical education a part of a childs education?
Write a statement entitled Why is physical education a part of a childs education?
The statement should:
Explain the importance of the primary school physical education curriculum. Explain the importance of physical education for the child. Analyse the impact of physical education in a given primary school.
Delegate Assessment Task 2Physical education v school sport
Explain the differences between physical education and school sport.
Include summaries of the key components of each.
Delegate Assessment Task 3Physical education and the National Curriculum
Study the National Curriculum for PE purpose of study document.
Highlight and define the key points of the document and discuss how
the new curriculum will impact the teaching of PE at your school.
Delegate Assessment Task 4PE curriculum and recent developments
Describe the breadth of content of the PE curriculum.
Analyse recent developments in primary school PE and suggest
how these developments might affect PE teaching in your school.