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Sports Leadership

Key Stage 4 Options Information

Exam board: Sports Leaders UK

What is it like to study Sports Leadership?

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Qualification: Levels 1 and 2 in Sports Leadership

Specification: Sports Leaders UK Levels 1 and 2 in Sports Leadership


Students will take part in a number of primary school visits in order to deliver sessions that cover their units. These are compulsory parts of the course. 

Students will work through a range of practical and theoretical tasks in order to provide evidence of their competency against the learning outcomes. This can be achieved through observation, questioning, photo evidence and written work. 

Students are also expected to assist and support in extra-curricular clubs to enhance their learning. They will need to keep a log of their leadership experiences and get these signed by supervising staff.

Who is the course for?

This qualification will give you the opportunity to develop many skills which will be of use to you, in both a sporting environment and life in general.

It is not concerned with your sporting ability but instead will help you to develop many different leadership skills, such as being able to organise others and to communicate with groups and individuals in a sporting setting.

You need to have a general interest in sport, but the focus is not on your sporting performance rather your ability to lead effectively.

What will I do on the course?

The Level 1 course is broken down into 2 Units. This will combine theory and practical aspects which will enable you to learn what it means to be a leader and how to lead others.

Unit 1:
1. Know the skills and behaviours needed to lead others
2. Be able to use leadership skills and behaviours effectively
3. Be able to take on the roles and responsibilities of an official in sport/physical activity
4. Know the leadership opportunities available to them

Unit 2:
1. Know how to plan structured and inclusive sport/physical activity 
2. Be able to plan structured and inclusive sport/physical activity
3. Know how to lead structured and inclusive sport/physical activity
4. Be able to assist in leading structured and inclusive sport/physical activity
5. Be able to review a sport/physical activity session