Formally Recognised Leadership Qualifications for Young People

We always knew that schools delivering our qualifications and awards valued them, but an independently conducted piece of research has overwhelmingly confirmed it.

98% of teachers asked said it increased communication skills, 98% said it improved students ability to lead others and 96% said that students learnt valuable team-working skills.

Add this to feedback that we have received such as “good product”, “easy to work with”, built for today’s schools”, and “excellent relationship management” and you have a complete package that makes our leadership qualifications ideal and easy-to-introduce to your school.

1m leaders in the UK as a result of achieving a Sports Leaders UK qualification

Our package of sports leadership qualifications are our most popular products and use sport as a platform to develop leadership skills.

Our specially developed frameworks equip young people with the knowledge and ability to create and lead activity sessions. By building confidence over a number of sessions, students gain the skills that allow them to instigate peer to peer learning and the tremendous sense of achievement and self-pride of ‘teaching’ someone something new.

For more information download our information sheet and/or contact 01908 689180

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Already delivering our sports leadership qualifications? Click the link below to access your tutor resources. Or get in touch with your partnerships officer to discuss adding more qualifications to your centre.

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Are you based in Scotland?

Our qualifications work slightly differently in Scotland. Click the link below to see how you can get the same great benefits from our qualifications in your organisation.

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Leadership Qualifications Delivered Through Maths, English & Science

Following extensive research with headteachers across the UK and the success of our qualifications in sports leadership, we have introduced the Leadership Skills Programme - a formally recognised leadership qualification that can be delivered through maths, English & science.

The course is delivered over 10 hours of guided learning and complements the existing curriculum. It has been flexibly designed to be delivered in core time, as an enrichment option or as an extra-curricular activity. The qualification is fun and challenging and culminates with students leading a session to their peers. Our specially designed worksheets and resources will help students to learn invaluable leadership skills, improve personal & academic confidence and prepare for engaging in peer-to-peer learning.

You can introduce the Leadership Skills Programme for a one-off annual licence fee of £1000. This will allow you access to unlimited recognition awards for learners and the Level 2 Award in Leadership Skills qualification for up to 75 learners.

Leadership awards and qualifications for Primary Schools

Physical activity and leadership skills are vital aspects of a young person’s development during primary school. Sports Leaders UK provide both an easy to use leadership development programme and a Level 5 & 6 qualification for staff looking to specialise in Primary PE.

Primary Leaders, our cost-effective and easy to use package, combines two great resources to help students take their first step towards leadership for life as well as improving their inter-personal skills and helping them easily transition to secondary school.

Our Level 5 & 6 Qualifications in Primary PE Specialism, developed alongside afPE, will help teachers and higher level teaching assistants improve the overall delivery of the PE curriculum in your school and have a positive impact on the health and well-being of your pupils.

Find out more about our Primary Leaders licence.

Find out more about our Level 5 & 6 PE Subject Specialism Qualifications

Further Education Leadership Qualification Packages

Leadership plays a huge role in the social and academic development of 16-19 year olds. A formally recognised qualification from Sports Leaders UK demonstrates a student’s ability to develop transferrable skills and build their confidence as effective leaders.

Our new packages, designed specifically for Further Education organisations are a flexible and cost effective way to develop and hone leadership and employability skills in students across the college through formally recognised qualifications.

To find out more about our Advanced, Pro & Elite packages, click here.

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Dance Leadership Qualifications

Dance is one the most popular physical activities for teenagers in the country and is also a fantastic way for them to develop and hone vital leadership skills.

Whilst suitable for all students, our Dance Leadership Qualification is particularly popular amongst girls. According to the British Heart Foundation, less than 7% of teenage girls get the recommended amount of physical activity each week – by delivering a dance leadership qualification, you can target disengaged students and help them to become more physically active, healthier and more confident. Once engaged, your Dance Leaders can act as positive role models and advocates for leadership in order to further engage their peers and youngers students.

Please note, these qualifications can be delivered from the 1st September 2017.

Are you based in England, Wales or Ireland? To find out more about more about our Dance Leadership qualifications, click the link below.

Lowland Walk & Expedition Leadership Qualification

Our range of new & improved Lowland Walk & Expedition Leadership Qualifications now come with the same great benefits of outdoor leadership, but now with significantly reduced tutor delivery time, paperwork and easy to use Delegate Evidence Records.

The qualifications prepare delegates to assist and lead in lowland walks and overnight expeditions whilst helping to raise awareness of our environment and promoting physical health & well-being.

To find out more about our Lowland Walk and Expedition Leadership Qualifications, click here:

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