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Community Sports Leader Award Level 2 at Rainham Mark Grammar School

Course description

The prime aim of the SLA is to produce responsible, motivated and confident people who can lead independently (once qualified) safe, purposeful and enjoyable sporting and recreational activities.  It is also designed to encourage people to get involved in organising and assisting with the provision of sport on a voluntary basis.  The Award provides a common foundation for the coaching schemes of the national governing bodies of sport.  As such it concentrates on improving the leadership skills required to plan and prepare a sports session, deliver a session and evaluate the activity.

This is a one year course and is mainly practical, challenging and developing the candidate's leadership skills across a range of activities

Course content

Unit 1 – Plan, lead and evaluate a sport/activity session.
Unit 2 – Developing leadership skills.
Unit 3 – Lead a session to improve fitness.
Unit 4 – Adapting sports activities.
Unit 5 – Establish and maintain a safe sport/activity session.
Unit 6 – Organise and deliver a sports event or competition.
Unit 7 – Pathways in sport and recreation.
Unit 8– Demonstrate leadership skills in the community. 10 hours voluntary leadership     experience (voluntary by choice of activity, but a compulsory part of the course).

All candidates are enrolled and insured by Sports Leaders UK and issued with a Log Book.

The course is geared mainly towards practical applications of leadership skills, therefore suitable clothing and footwear is required each session to participate.
Students are expected to make a commitment to get involved in sporting activities throughout the course during sessions, as well as organise two school sporting events towards the end of the course which count towards their assessment of Unit 7. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in sport both in school and locally.
Other activities and sporting events are organised by Medway Sports Development Team through our SSCO, in which candidates can gain further knowledge and coaching experience by working with younger people at locally organised sporting venues, some during school time, and some after school.


Further information

If you wish to take this course in addition to your four subjects in Year 12, your commitment will be 4 periods per cycle.  You will also need to undertake the voluntary activity listed as Unit 8 once you have completed Units 1 – 7.

If you wish to take this course in place of a fourth subject your commitment will be 7 periods per cycle.  You will have additional opportunities to become involved in leadership responsibilities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rainham Mark Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mr O'Neill
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01634 364151
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • Rainham Mark Grammar School is an 11-18 Selective School, currently we have over 880 students aged 11-16 and over 340 aged 16-18 taking AS and A2 levels. We aim to be a friendly, caring and stimulating community which motivates young people to enjoy learning, participate enthusiastically in wider activities and make the most of their abilities.