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Community Sports Leadership Award (Level 1) at Prince William School

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AIM OF THE COURSEThe award gives people aged 16 and over the skills needed to lead groups in safe sporting and recreational activity. It encourages participants to take responsibility for others, develop organisational and communication skills and instills confidence in people for whom leading groups in sporting activities is a new experience. The majority of the course is practical in nature with an emphasis on learning through doing, rather than through written work. COURSE DESIGN AND CONTENTThe Community Sports Leader Award syllabus is divided into eight units which are as follows: Unit 1:            Contribute to organising and delivering a sports activity sessionUnit 2:            Establishing and maintaining a safe sporting activityUnit 3: Understanding the structure of sport / recreation in the UKUnit 4:            Understanding and leading fitness sessionsUnit 5:            Principles / practice in running sporting events / competitionsUnit 6:            Principles and practice in adapting sports activitiesUnit 7:            Select, plan and lead on an appropriate sporting activityUnit 8:            Demonstration of leadership skills in the community To qualify as a Community Sports Leader, all units must be satisfactorily completed. DURATION OF COURSEFactors such as the student to teacher ratio, the number and experience of the group and the number and experience of the tutors all influence the overall length of the course. However, an average course involves 25 to 30 hours of tutored time, excluding the 10 hours of voluntary leadership experience. TEACHING METHODSThrough the Performance Model. – doing practically then analysing in the classroom. 


Internal assessment throughout the course and 10 hours voluntary Work Placement.

Future opportunities

Further coaching courses, play leaders, sports camp counsellors, access to university, sports courses, recreational leadership work, etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prince William School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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