Leadership Academy


Leadership Academy

One of the most important factors in the sporting industry is leadership. From captains, to coaches, to managers, these positions are highly respected and sought after. With a national incentive to get children more active, there has never been a better time to get involved in the delivery of physical education and sport in schools. You can inspire the next generation to try something new, get involved and get outdoors by learning to understand children and young people’s development.

Course Information

  • Levels available 2 / 3
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref ACADEMY
  • Location Bletchley Campus
  • Fees £ FREE for 16-18
    19+ Please see below

If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information

What will I do?

You will understand the industry first hand through work experience and relevant trips – last year saw a group head out to Uganda to teach games and sports to young children, understanding how to adapt training techniques to suit the audience and environment. You will gain valuable volunteering experience with local schools and other partnerships, essentially learning on the job. From planning physical education and school sport programmes, to becoming a mentor, to supporting gifted and talented learners, you will learn the ins and outs of the industry, preparing you for employment. You will receive a fully enhanced DBS check and a reference for future employment, as well as expert teaching by specialist staff. You will also extend your knowledge through guest speakers and external tutors, furthering your insight into the industry.

View course specific highlights, entry requirements & fees

What's next?

Depending on what steps you want to take next, you could move on to study a university-level qualification to deepen your knowledge and experience. You may decide to kick off your career straight away with the experience you’ve gained by taking up a position as a coach or teaching assistant in a local school. Or with our support you can look into apprenticeships and continue your education whilst earning a wage.

Is it for me?

Whether you dream of coaching a Premier League team, want to help people feel better about themselves, or want to get children into your favourite sport, a qualification in sports could help you reach your goal. You must be an outstanding verbal and written communicator and have excellent organisational skills. You must be approachable, friendly and offer encouragement to help people gain the confidence to try out new sports and get involved in group activities.

The qualification is perfect for those who already work, or aspire to work, in a physical education and school sport setting as it is specifically designed to provide them with a greater understanding of programmes of study for physical education, the national curriculum and the environment in which they will be operating.

You can expect to study units such as:

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Schools as organisations
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Plan physical education and school sport programmes
  • Deliver physical education and school sport programmes
  • Review the delivery of a physical education and school sport programme
  • Organise and lead a sports event or competition
  • Preparing for the mentoring role
  • Facilitate community based sport and physical activity

Entry requirements
Ideally you must have five grade 9-5 (A*-C) GCSE’s including English and Maths. Experience within coaching or working with children is essential as well as a 1st4sport Level 2 Coaching Qualification in any sport. You must have a passion for sport and physical activity, and passing this passion on to the next generation. You must be able to and want to work with children. Please note – you will be required to pass a DBS check to successfully gain a place on this course.

*If you are worried you do not meet the requirements however you still have a keen interest in this course, please still apply as we can discuss your case further at interview.

16-18: N/A
19+: £2882
Advanced Learner Loan: £2882
Overseas: £2882
Funding support may be available on this course, click here to find out more.


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