A Nationally recognised qualification on the Qualification and Credit Framework – the aim of the qualification provides the ideal starting point for learners wishing to develop their leadership skills. It is a practical course that aims to give learners an appreciation of what is required to lead activities within sports session successfully. ‘Leadership’ is the primary focus and the assessment of learners is made on their leadership skills and not their sports ability – it is assessed through observation, inspection of work products, oral questions and written questions.
Minimum age is 13 with no upper age limit. The qualification comprises of 6 units with a total guided learning hours of 33 hours which includes a minimum of 1 hour in the leadership role. Progression to Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership or Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership.