The Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful candidates to lead un-supervised groups of people in sport and recreational activities. This qualification builds upon the skills and experience gained through the Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership.
The qualification teaches generic leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork through the medium of sport. It is a fun and practical qualification, with the only entrance requirement being that candidates should have successfully completed the Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership or the Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership; however there are no final examinations to sit.
• Age: 16+ (candidates must be 18 years of age on completion - please note, there is no upper age limit for this qualification)
• Guided Learning Hours: 107 hours (including 30 hours demonstration of leadership)
The Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership consists of eight units of work, of which seven must be completed:
Unit - Unit Title - Guided Learning Hours
1 - Developing leadership skills - 3 hours
2 - Provision of sport within the community - 34 hours
3 - Lead sessions designed to improve fitness - 10 hours
4 - Organise and lead a sports event or competition - 10 hours
5 - Legal and ethical responsibilities when working with others - 6 hours
6 - Lead sport/activity sessions for children* - 22 hours
7 - Lead sport/activity sessions for older people* - 22 hours
8 - Lead sport/activity sessions for disabled people* - 22 hours
*Two units out of the three must be chosen.
The qualification will take approximately 107 guided learning hours. However, various factors such as the candidate/tutor ratio, the number of candidates, the experience levels of the candidates and the compulsory requirement for a valid and current First Aid certificate will influence the time allocated to the delivery of any given course.
In order for candidates to complete their Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership candidates must complete 30 hours demonstration of leadership within the community. Candidates must complete a minimum of ten hours demonstration of leadership within three of the following units of work:
• Unit 2 - Provision of sport within the community (mandatory unit)
• Unit 6 - Lead sport/activity sessions for children (optional unit)
• Unit 7 - Lead sport/activity sessions for older people (optional unit)
• Unit 8 - Lead sport/activity sessions for disabled people (optional unit)
Candidates must also gain a National Governing Body award as a compulsory requirement of the qualification.