Is this course for me?
The Community Sports Leaders Award (CSLA) is offered as an enrichment course. It is a nationally recognised qualification awarded through the Sports Leaders UK.
This qualification provides an introduction for those people wishing to lead groups in sporting and recreational activities and gives those over 16 years of age, regardless of ability, the opportunity to train and provide voluntary assistance alongside qualified coaches or teachers.
You will have an opportunity to coach younger pupils in the Primary Schools and also become fully involved in the Activ8 programme.
What will I learn?
You will study for this qualification for 5 periods a week. All units must be completed and a voluntary community placement of at least 10 hours must also be fulfilled.
The Community Sports Leader Award syllabus is divided into eight units which are as follows:
- Organising and delivering a sports activity session
- Establishing and maintaining a safe sporting activity
- Sports and recreation in the UK
- Fitness sessions
- Running sporting events/competitions
- Adapting sports activities
- Select, plan and lead on an sporting activity
- Demonstration of leadership skills in the community
What are the entry requirements?
None, but you should be prepared to develop leadership skills, work independently and work as a team. It is advisable to have completed either the S3 Leadership Elective course or National 4/5 Sport and Recreation.
Anything else I need to know?
This is a fun and practical qualification that offers an ideal way for you to develop leadership skills, personal confidence and gain some volunteering experience as well as possible qualifications.
The leadership skills gained through this course will be applicable for anyone looking at people management careers, not necessarily limited to the sporting field.