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Level 3 Diploma in Delivering Physical Activity and Sport within the School Environment

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Primary School PE Package

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Level 2 in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport

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What’s Involved in a PE Coordinator job Description?

The job description for a Physical Education (PE) Coordinator can vary depending on the educational institution, organization, or facility. However, here are some common responsibilities and tasks that are typically included in a PE Coordinator’s job description:

Job Summary

The PE Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the physical education program, ensuring that it aligns with educational standards, promotes physical fitness, and provides a safe and effective learning environment for students. The coordinator collaborates with teachers, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive PE curriculum.


Curriculum Development

Develop, review, and update the physical education curriculum to align with educational goals, standards, and guidelines.

Design age-appropriate and engaging lesson plans that focus on various aspects of physical fitness, sports, and wellness.

Program Coordination

Coordinate and schedule PE classes, ensuring proper utilization of facilities, equipment, and resources.

Collaborate with teachers to implement the curriculum effectively and provide support as needed.

Teacher Support and Training

Provide guidance, training, and professional development opportunities to PE teachers to enhance their teaching skills and keep them updated on the latest trends in physical education.

Get qualified to work in schools teaching sports

Study towards the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of PE & School Sport. The approved qualification to become a School Sports Specialist.

Assessment and Evaluation

Develop methods for assessing students’ physical fitness levels and progress.

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the PE program and make necessary adjustments to improve outcomes.

Student Engagement

Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages student participation, teamwork, and a lifelong commitment to physical activity.

Health and Safety

Ensure the safety of students during physical activities by implementing proper safety procedures and guidelines.

Educate students about the importance of injury prevention and proper exercise techniques.


Communicate regularly with teachers, parents, administrators, and other stakeholders to provide updates on the PE program’s progress and initiatives.

Budget and Resource Management

Manage the budget allocated for the physical education program, including equipment purchases, facility maintenance, and other related expenses.

Event Planning

Organize and coordinate sports events, tournaments, and fitness challenges to promote physical activity and school spirit.

Community Outreach

Collaborate with local organizations, sports clubs, and community partners to provide additional opportunities for students to engage in physical activities beyond the regular curriculum.

Professional Development

Stay current with research and trends in physical education, exercise science, and pedagogy by attending workshops, conferences, and professional development sessions.

Administrative Tasks

Maintain records, reports, and documentation related to the PE program’s activities, achievements, and challenges.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or a related field (master’s degree may be preferred).
  • Teaching certification or licensure in physical education (where required).
  • Previous teaching experience in physical education.
  • Strong knowledge of curriculum development, assessment, and instructional methods.
  • Leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Please note that the specific duties and qualifications can vary depending on the institution and the level of the position. Always refer to the specific job posting or organization for the most accurate information regarding the PE Coordinator role.

All of the above might seem daunting/challenging. However, of course by the time it comes to you applying for a PE Coordinator role, you will have had plenty of learning and experience to make you suitable for the role. As mentioned in the articles across our website, the way you choose to learn all of the knowledge and experience needed to prepare yourself for a PE Coordinator role, can be done in a few different ways:

  • You can choose to apply to go to university and complete an undergraduate degree. You could then follow that with a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). All of this can eventually lead to you achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


  • You could choose to use the School Direct option. These are school-led courses that offer a chance of a more “hands-on” approach during training as you are immersed in the world of what your potential future career might look like. You might work in two school environments as you learn. This is a hugely beneficial as the more experience you acquire, the more knowledgeable you will be when you become a PE teacher. These courses offer the equivalent of a postgraduate qualification and generally last about a year.

Whilst this sounds like a great way to achieve QTS, it is important to note that many School Direct programmes do require the individual to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification.


  • You could choose to try and obtain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS). The Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS) provides professional status for post-16 education. It is not a qualification but is a recognised professional status within the field of teaching.


  • You could choose to apply for the 1st4Sport NVQ Level 3 Diploma.

If you’re aged 16-24 years and have a passion for sport and working with young people, you can complete the 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport.

The great thing about enrolling on this course is that it only takes 12 months to complete, and you do not need any previous professional qualifications to apply. Once completed, you can become a PE Lead, Coordinator, Sports Coach or School Sport Professional.

Developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE), the 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma is recognised as the industry standard qualification for Senior Children’s Activity Professionals, by the trade association for providers of sports and physical activity in schools and the wider community, otherwise known as, The Compass Association.

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has also stated they believe that “by 2015, coaches employed in or by schools supporting Curriculum time P.E. should be qualified to a Level 2 National Governing Body (NGB) Award and be working towards a Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport or equivalent, to comply with the forthcoming afPE Safe Practice Guidance for Schools.” (March 2013).

The qualification also has the support of CIMSPA, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity, as an industry-relevant qualification contributing to the industry’s professional framework.

You can hit the ground running by working within primary or secondary schools, sports coach clubs or a private P.E. provider, and enjoy immediate hands-on experience.

This accessible course also provides a fantastic foundation for building your skills and experience from a young age, so you can develop your professional status in the field of sports education at the time and pace that suits you.

You can quickly register for the NVQ Level 3 online, without any previous formal qualifications required.  The cost is affordable and can be broken down into manageable instalments throughout your year of training.  Funding may also be available for some if not all of your fees, and it’s incredibly easy to find out if you qualify – simply apply online and you’ll be informed if you’re eligible for funding support.

When completing the 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport, with Teach Sport, you will be allocated a tutor who checks in with you regularly to make sure you are keeping up with the demands of the course and who will be available to answer any questions that you may have regarding anything. We have also made a portal with all the course content on there, readily available so you can get to completing the course at your own pace. It also has email addresses of all tutors, including a link that takes you to a booking page where you can book in a face-to-face call to chat about anything you need.


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