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 Head Teachers across the UK and the 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 for Primary School Pupils

Physical activity and leadership skills are vital aspects of a young person’s development during primary school. By introducing a leadership development programme linked with physical activity to your primary school enables pupils to flourish and achieve higher levels of attainment at a young age.

Primary Leaders develops pupil’s SMCS wellbeing and boosts character traits that will aid their transition to secondary school. By improving pupils leadership and interpersonal skills, you can create an army of active ambassadors and confident helpers for school events.

Delivered under one annual licence you will have access to two fantastic leadership resources; the Playmaker Award & Energy Club activity sessions.

You can introduce Primary Leaders for a one-off annual licence fee of £48 and deliver the Playmaker Award to an unlimited amount of students. We also have options for printed certificates, pupil leadership resources and wipe-clean activity cards.

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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