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Physical Education Higher Sports Leaders Award Level 3 at The Littlehampton Academy

Course description

The Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to lead unsupervised groups of people in sport and recreational activities. This qualification builds upon the skills and experience gained through the Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership.

The qualification teaches generic leadership and life skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork through the medium of sport. It is a fun and practical qualification, with no entrance requirements or final examinations to sit.

Course content

This is the advanced version of the community sports leader award. It qualifies you to coach unsupervised and successful completion earns you UCAS points to assist with entry into university.

The course builds on the skills developed in CSLA. Eight units must be completed in Developing Leadership Skills, Provision of Sport in the Community; leading sessions designed to improve fitness; lead and organise an ‘event’; legal and ethical responsibilities in working with others lead activity sessions for primary children, disabled and the older adult.

Higher Sports Leader candidates will be required to complete at least 30 hours of voluntary sports leadership with 3 groups. Usually this will be Children, Community and Disabled. It is an expectation that candidates volunteer at community and primary sports clubs and events throughout the year to enable them to practise and develop their leadership skills further.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed the Community Sports Leaders Award. Studying A Level PE is an advantage although is not essential.


100% coursework – 40 hours of Community Sports Volunteer Work

Future opportunities

This is a very practical course that will benefit anyone who wants a career working with others. University to study Sport Related Degree / Coaching Courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Littlehampton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • TLA is a Christian designated academy and we are proud to be part of the Woodard Academies Trust.  We aim to provide a rich and diverse educational environment that welcomes people of all faiths and none, and where every child is 'known and nurtured'.