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Leadership Through Sport QCF Level 2 & 3 at Budehaven Community School

Course description

Sports Leaders UK Awards are nationally recognised qualifications which use the medium of sport to help people improve their leadership skills. Students learn the essential skills of leadership, communication, organisation and motivation which are all essential employability skills.

The awards are taught at two levels; the community (CSL) and the higher (HSL), with the CSL being a pre-requisite for the HSL. We work very closely with our primary feeder schools to gain experience in leadership experiences.

Course content

Community Sports Leaders Award Level 2:

The Community Sports Leader Award is designed to encourage students to get involved in organising and assisting with the provision of sport on a voluntray basis. The aim of the CSLA is to produce responsible, motivated and confident people who can lead safe, purposeful and enjoyable sporting and recreational activities. The award concentrates on improving the leadership skills required to plan, prepare and deliver a sports session, and then to evaluate the activity.

Higher Sports Leaders Award Level 3:

The Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership enables successful candidates to lead un-supervised groups of people in sport and recreational activities. This qualification builds upon the skills and experience gained through the Community Sports Leaders Award and will equip you as a sports leader with the skills and experience to take a greater responsibility in leading sport for a variety of community groups, including working with disabled people in sport.


Entry requirements

The CSLA is divided into eight units of work, including a first aid certificate. Students must complete all eight units, including 10 hours Voluntary Leadership experience. There will also be the opportunity to take additional National Governing Body Awards. 1. Plan, lead and evaluate a sport/activity session

2. Developing leadership skills

3. Lead a session to improve fitness

4. Adapting sports activities

5. Establish and maintain a safe sport/activity session

6. Organise and deliver a sports event or competition

7. Pathways in sport and recreation


The HSLA is divided into eight units of work: -

1. Developing leadership skills

2. Provision of sport within the community

3. Lead sessions designed to improve fitness

4. Organise and lead a sports event or competition

5. Legal and ethical responsibilities when working with others

6. Lead sport/activity sessions for children

7. Lead sport/activity sessions for disabled people

9. National Governing Body Award


The HSLA is a 120 hour course, requiring a minimum of 90 contact hours of instruction and practical work and a minimum of 30 hours of voluntary sports leadership experience. This award equates to 30 UCAS points.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Budehaven Community School directly.

Last updated date: 01 November 2016

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