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Sports Leadership

Course Outline

This qualification is designed to use sport to help young people develop and hone leadership skills whilst helping themselves and others stay physically active through delivering coaching sessions.

By undertaking this nationally recognised qualification, you will learn and be able to demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication and organisation, whilst learning to independently lead purposeful and enjoyable sport and physical activity sessions for younger people, their peers, older generations and within the community.

The course involves both guided and peer-to-peer learning and supervised leadership to ensure you develop all the skills you need to successfully complete the course.

You will complete units which include:

  • Developing leadership skills
  • Planning, leading and evaluating a sports/physical activity event
  • Leading safe sport/physical activity sessions
  • Planning, leading and evaluating sport/physical activity sessions for children (ages 4-11)
  • And you will also complete two additional units which involve planning, leading and evaluating sport/physical activity sessions for specific groups of people (i.e. in the community, disabled people or older people)

Once qualified you will:

  • Understand the key elements and differences of leading, coaching and teaching
  • Understand the safeguarding of participants and how this affects an event
  • Understand the effects of sport/physical activity on children
  • Be able to deliver a sport/physical activity session to older people, less-abled and young children
  • Independently plan, deliver and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions
  • Be more employable due to increased skills and improved CV


How is the Course Assessed?

There is no examination. The assessment methods include:

  • Practical observation – video/photos can be used to support this
  • Questioning of underpinning knowledge – via worksheets
  • Plans and evaluations completed during the course

A total of 16 UCAS points are available.

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Year 7 2025 Taster Morning

Saturday 11th May 2024

Looking to join Dunottar in September 2025? Attend our Taster Morning to take part in fun activities, meet our teachers and get to know other children who will be sitting the entrance assessments.

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