Sports Leadership


We offer the opportunities for students to undertake industry lead vocational qualifications to support their Level 3 programme. These can be studied as an additional course alongside their A Levels and BTECs to enhance their employability opportunities as well as their knowledge and skills in coaching and fitness.

These courses qualify students to work independently within a professional environment such as any fitness and sports coaching organisation. In the past students have gained employment directly from studying these courses and have gained paid work at variety of organisations including, David Lloyd gym, Freedom Leisure, The Gym group. They have also delivered their own sports coaching sessions for local school providers and coaching organisations, such as the RMA.

Course Content

This course is aimed at any students wishing to develop their leadership and sports coaching skills to support the growing numbers of sports leaders who make sport such a vibrant part of community life today.

Students will learn how to plan and lead activity sessions and run sports events. They will work with children of different ages and abilities and support community sport activities. The course is a mixture of theory and practical activity that includes sports leading in the college environment, coaching in a range of local schools and volunteering at community clubs. This course links perfectly to voluntary work and participation in sport outside of college.

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Course Essentials

Courses Available
Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership
Entry Requirements

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Experience of leading or coaching in school or the community or a passion to enter this pathway is essential.
How The Course is Assessed
Assessed practical sessions, voluntary leadership hours and written leadership logbook.
Career Pathways
Progression to level 1 & 2 Governing Body Sport Qualifications, such as the FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football. UCAS points are associated with this qualification and students go onto study PE teaching & sports coaching degrees at University.
Transferable Skills
Teaching, coaching and leadership skills, organisation and communication skills.
Other Information
This is a Level 3 course for students to add to their programme of study in Year 2. Students will be expected to undertake 30 hours of volunteering across the year in a range. The College can help in setting these placements up.
Enquiries To
Jude Macdonald: jum@varndean.ac.uk