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Sports Leadership

Level 1 Award

The award is a nationally recognised award that helps young people over the age of 14 develop their leadership skills. It’s a fun course and offers an insight into the enjoyment one can gain through sports leadership.

The syllabus fosters generic skills, which can be applied to a variety of different sporting activities as well as contributing to the participant’s personal and social education.


It’s a practical qualification where candidates learn through doing, rather than through written work. A candidates ability as a competent leader is assessed by observation rather than written test.

The award is a fantastic way of delivering elements of the Physical Education National Curriculum at Key Stage 4. As well as this, the generic aspects of leadership taught by the Award complement many of the Government’s objectives of the Citizenship N.C. requirements. These include: Developing skills for enquiry and communication and Developing skills for participation and responsible action. PSHE elements include: Developing confidence and responsibility; Developing a healthier, safer lifestyle; Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people.


Course Content:

Unit 1               Planning, preparing and assisting in a simple sporting activity
Unit 2               Basic communication skills for leading a sporting activity
Unit 3               Principles and practice in delivering a basic health and fitness session
Unit 4               Understanding of fair play in sport
Unit 5               Understanding of the role of the sport official
Unit 6               Understanding the scope of local sport and recreation activities
Unit 7               Demonstration of leadership skills in sport