Community Sports Leadership


This Level 2 award is for people over the age of 16 who are interested in sport and recreation. It  gives an introduction to the basic skills of organising groups of people in safe, enjoyable physical activity sessions. 

This is a practical based course and includes a number of work placements in local primary schools contributing to 10 hours of voluntary work.
The course leads to a nationally recognised qualification.


This course is essential for any student wishing to pursue a career in Sports Coaching, Teaching and Sports Development.  Previous students have used the qualification to help secure employment as Sports Coaches within the UK and overseas and to support university applications for teaching and sports coaching.

Course Content

The Community Sports Leadership Award is divided into the following units:

  1. Developing leadership Skills 
  2. Planning, leading and evaluating sport/physical activity sessions
  3. Assisting in planning and leading a sports/physical activity event
  4. Leading sport/physical activity sessions


Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

Community Sports Leadership Award students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of course related experiences. In recent years, these have included:

  • District Sportshall Athletics Competition: officiating at a number of events, demonstrating activities,  motivating and encouraging all the primary school competitors
  • wheelchair basketball
  • Assisting with the organisation and management of Sports Relief events 
  • Visits to local primary schools to organise sports competitions
  • Sports Awards ceremony

In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s:

Activities Programme and Guest Speaker Programme.


All Community Sports Leadership students are assessed on a continuous basis throughout the course. Opportunities are offered to the candidates to demonstrate their practical leadership skills and knowledge.

Assessment is in the form of:

  • observations of performance on sports coaching sessions
  • portfolio of sports coaching plans
  • questioning
  • completion of ten hours of community coaching or sports volunteering

The exam board for the Sports Leader’s Award is Sports Leaders UK

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be aged 16 or over at the time of registration.   Students should have good communication and interpersonal skills as well as a passion for sport.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the Community Sports Leadership Award information leaflet.

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