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

Course description

The Higher Sports Leadership Award represents the natural progression from the Community Sports Leadership Award. It is an ideal choice for students wishing to pursue a career in sports coaching, sports leadership, teaching, exercise class instruction and gym instruction. 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 higher sports leadership, sports leadership in the community, understanding fitness and health in sport, dealing with first aid and emergency situations in sport, demonstration of higher sports leadership skills, organising and running a sports event, and principles and practice for children, older people and/or disabled people in sport. Students will work to develop their leadership skills in a practical setting as well as completing theory lessons before beginning 30 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. The HSLA is worth 30 UCAS points.

Entry requirements

Completion of the Community Sports Leadership award

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 higher 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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