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Community Sports Leadership Award (Level 2) at Freman College

Course description

The primary aim of the course is to increase the number and quality of voluntary sports leaders who are capable of assisting with the running of sporting and recreational activities for community groups. The Sports Leaders award is a practical qualification calling emphasis on a practical approach to learning rather than on theoretical or written work. However, written work is used to reinforce certain aspects of the course.

The course is designed to develop the individual's confidence, communication skills, ability and willingness to take responsibility. The type of sport or activity carried out during the course is of secondary importance to the leadership skills being developed.

Course content

The course is split into seven units:

  1. Planning, leading and evaluating a sport/ activity session
  2. Developing leadership skills
  3. Leading sessions to improve fitness
  4. Adapting sports activities
  5. Establishing and maintaining a safe sport/ activity session
  6. Organising and delivering a sports event or competition
  7. Pathways in sport and recreation

Students are required to undertake ten hours' worth of voluntary service, which must be undertaken in their own time for a youth club or sporting association. Additionally, they will be asked to work within PE lessons and extra- curricular clubs assisting younger students. There is also a vast number of opportunities to further develop leadership skills within our local partnership of schools.

Entry requirements

A keen interest in sport and PE.

of sports leaders Level 1 in year 10 would be beneficial.


As well as being assessed in the seven units mentioned in Course Content, students will have two practical coaching and officiating assessments. They will plan and lead a one hour coaching session followed by a coaching and officiating partnership rounders competition. They will also help to organise and officiate at the Pink Ribbon Run/Walk.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Freman College directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years