Level 3 Award in Higher Sports Leadership
About the subject
The Sports Leaders UK Level 3 Award in Higher Sports Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that is great for a personal statement and UCAS application (16 UCAS points). This course gives students the opportunity to learn the skills needed to plan and deliver sessions for specialist community groups and schools and to develop their knowledge on coaching/leading on different sports. It helps to develop confidence and the ability to communicate effectively with other people and peers. The course is of value to those who wish to further develop their coaching skills or progress onto a career involving any leadership.
The course is taught over 3 lessons per week and is one year long. Students will complete workbook tasks to show theory content learnt and deliver 30 hours of sporting activities working with different specialist groups.
Learning takes place mostly through practical experience but there is also an element of written work.
Subject Combinations and Progression
A level P.E., Level 3 BTEC Award Sport.
As a nationally recognised qualification it is an excellent stepping stone to Higher/Further education, voluntary or paid work in sports development, leisure management, teaching and coaching sport.
Subject Modules and Assessment
Unit 1 – Developing leadership skills
Unit 2 – Plan, lead and evaluate a sport/physical activity event
Unit 3 – Lead safe sport/physical activity sessions
Unit 4 – Plan, lead and evaluate a sport/physical activity sessions for children
Unit 5 – Plan, lead and evaluate a sport/physical activity sessions in the community
Unit 6 – Plan, lead and evaluate a sport/physical activity sessions for disabled people
Learners will gain a lot of coaching experience through various means.
Assessment is through portfolio work, practical demonstration, community work and the running of a major sports event for local primary schools.
Preferable to have completed the Community Sports Leadership Award and have coaching experience prior to starting this award. Spaces are limited and candidates will be selected based on attitude and performance observed in previous courses. Higher Sports Leaders are seen as Ambassadors of the college and expected to assist with cross college events.