Level 3

Course Description

This is an exciting challenging award. The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your communication, planning and organisational skills.

You will gain a sound knowledge of sports related issues and apply this knowledge during the delivery of your practical lessons. This is an ideal award if you are seeking employment in the Sports & Leisure industry. You will learn to plan, deliver and review practical sessions to a local junior school. 

You complete a minimum of 30 hours of leadership throughout this qualification. This will be 

undertaken in 4 mandatory units and units 5 and 6. 

Unit 4 – Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for children 

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 

The course is a combination of theory but mostly practical lessons.  

It is worth 16 UCAS tariff points 

Unit 1 – Developing leadership skills  

Unit 2 – Plan, lead and evaluate a sports/physical activity event  

Unit 3 – Lead safe sport/physical activity sessions  

Sports Leaders UK 

One year

  • A variety of research skills
  • How to work in a group and as an individual
  • Communication and organisation skills
  • This course is part ofLevel 3in Sport. 
  • This course is open to all across the college curriculum*

You will learn a wide variety of sports within lessons, as well as have the opportunity to play in one of the College Sports Teams. College currently have a Men’s Football Team, GBFC Elite Team, and a Netball Team. 

As part of this course all students must complete the NCS (National Citizenship Scheme) during October/November in year 1. This is free and consists of a week’s residential, involving activities such as surfing, coasteering and high ropes, followed by a social action project. This is compulsory and contributes towards your CTEC grade. 

This qualification has a progression pathway to further sports related qualifications, training or employment. 

  • Observation and assessment of practical leadership skills by the course tutor and verified by an appropriate person
  • Completion of LER – Learner Evidence Record 
  • 30hours– demonstrating of leadership – required before qualification is certificated 
  • Recognised HSE First Aid Certificate
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