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Mr Ward

Entry Requirements: 

Studied PE/Sport qualification at KS4 or experience in Sports Activity Clubs and
Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature

Course Overview: 

Young people undertaking a qualification in Sports Leadership will learn and demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication, planning, responsibility and organisation whilst learning to lead basic physical activities to their peers and younger people within the community.

Sessions use sport to deliver fun and engaging physical activities with peers and the community. Students will plan, lead and evaluate sports/physical activity sessions over a number of tutored hours and then demonstrate their leadership skills as part of their assessment. Lessons consist of both guided & peer-to-peer learning including supervised leadership to ensure that learners have developed the skills they need to lead basic physical activities to other people.

Exam Information: 

Duration: 1 year 
Exam Board: SLQ    

Students study all six units throughout Year 12.

Core Units: 

Unit 1 – Developing leadership skills
Unit 2 – Plan, lead and evaluate a sports/physical activity event
Unit 3 – Lead safe sport/physical activity sessions

Community Leadership Units: 

Unit 4 – Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for children (4-11 yrs. old)
Unit 5 – Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions in the community
Unit 6 – Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for disabled people

Each unit will be assessed individually, through a mixture of written material, practical observations and evidence of planning.

All units are submitted towards a final grade of Pass or Fail.

Qualification Gained: 

We offer our nationally recognised Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership (SL3) to ensure that learners have a structured leadership pathway that helps them develop transferable key personal or leadership skills along the way.

Career Opportunities: 

Our Level 3 Qualification is nationally recognised and has strong benefit for use in personal statements. It even carries UCAS points!

Students studying the Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership (SL3) can use the qualification to gain an advantage in employment, apprenticeship or university applications. Many of the personal skills developed are desirable in a wide range of careers, not just those in sport.