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Sports Leadership, Community Award (Level 2) at Charles Darwin School

Course description

The Community Sports Leadership Award represents the natural progression from the Junior Sports Leadership Award but is open to all students with an interest in sports leading. It is an ideal choice for students wishing to pursue a career in sports coaching, sports leadership, teaching, exercise class instruction and gym instruction. The Community Sports Leadership Award is a requirement for students wishing to complete the Level 3 Higher Sports Leadership Award. It may be chosen by students wishing to go on to higher education courses in coaching and teaching or by students wishing to go directly into employment as a sports coach, sports development officer or sports professional. Students will study units that cover organising and delivering a sports activity session; establishing and maintaining a safe sporting activity; understanding the structure of sport and recreation at local, regional and national level; leading fitness sessions; planning, running and adapting sports events, competitions and activities; and demonstrating leadership skills in the community. The course will develop the students' organisational skills, planning, communication and teamwork. Students will work to develop their leadership skills in a practical setting as well as completing theory lessons before beginning ten hours of supervised and assessed leadership experience. A wide variety of skills and practical experiences will be gained by students. The qualification is a great addition to any student's CV even if they have no wish to enter a career in sport.

Entry requirements

Meet the entry requirements for the Sixth Form

Future opportunities

On completion of the course students may choose to continue their leadership development by completing the higher sports leadership award. Students may progress onto higher education or go directly into employment.The community sports leadership award will challenge students and put them in pressure situations that sometimes require sound decision making. Students will build up to this point and will find the experiences to be extremely valuable as well as rewarding. Students should discuss their suitability for the course with the PE department staff.

Further information

The course will not only provide students with a qualification, it will develop their self-confidence, inter-personal skills, sports performance, knowledge of sport, physical fitness and observation/analysis skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charles Darwin School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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