Enrichment - Community Sports Leadership Award at Arthur Mellows Village College
Why should I study?
Sports Leaders UK is the Awarding Organisation who provides this nationally recognised qualification which is accredited by the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The Award equips people with the skills and motivation to create and run sporting activities. It teaches generic leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork. It is a fun and practical qualification with no entrance requirements or final examinations to sit. Assessment is continual, based on your observed leadership skills and completion of all of the units and additional criteria below. This course is practical and fun yet offers you the chance to a gain a nationally recognised award which sets you apart and demonstrates you can take responsibility and show initiative. It will develop your leadership skills and increase your confidence in leadership situations.
What will I do during the course?
This is predominantly a practical course with some written evidence of each unit required. You will learn how to devise and plan sports sessions. You will ‘practice’ these leadership skills amongst the group and within the school and wider community. You will organise fitness sessions and tournaments and lead a variety of sports sessions for Primary pupils visiting the school.
How will be assessed?
You do not need any prior qualifications. It is helpful if you have completed your Level 1 in Junior Sports leadership but is by no means essential (this is offered in Years 10 and 11 at AMVC). You do not need to be ‘sporty’ - you simply need enthusiasm and a desire to develop your leadership skills in a practical situation.
Where can it lead?
This course is an ideal step on the leadership ladder. Many of the leadership skills gained are universal so they can be used within any aspect of daily life-not just sporting. Candidates could go on to gain further Sports Leadership Awards such as the Level 3 Higher Sports Leader Award offered in Year 13, which holds UCAS points. Many go on to gain a Sports specific national governing body award and continue to coach within this Sport. Some go on to work within the sports and leisure or coaching industry.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Arthur Mellows Village College directly.