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Leadership Skills Foundation Sports Leadership (SCQF Levels 4 / 5 / 6)

Why this award?

Young people undertaking a qualification in Sports Leadership will learn and demonstrate important life skills such as effective communication and organisation whilst learning to lead basic physical activities to younger people, their peers, older generations and within the community.

The sessions use sport to educate young people on how to deliver fun and engaging physical activities with other students and within the community. Students will plan, lead and evaluate sports/physical activity sessions over a number of tutored hours and then demonstrate their leadership skills as part of their assessment.

Who is it for?

The Sports Leadership qualifications are aimed at anyone wishing to develop their leadership skills, using sport and physical activity as the method of engagement and delivery. They can be delivered in a variety of settings - youth work, schools, sports clubs, community groups - or could accompany the delivery of some of the other awards offered by Awards Network members e.g. Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

There are no entry requirements, upper age limits or restrictions on who can complete a Sports Leadership Qualification (please see table below for minimum age requirements)

What time commitment is required?

The length of time taken to deliver any of the Qualifications is dependent on the level of course chosen. You can deliver any of the qualifications in a variety of ways to suit your programme: over several days, part of a specific programme or weekly sessions.

Learners must also complete a number of voluntary hours to demonstrate their learning within their school or community.

Is the award externally accredited?

As an Awarding Organisation, SLQ Sports Leaders have all of our Sports Leadership Qualifications credit rated on the SCQF

Sports LeadershipSCQF Level 4 SCQF Level 5 SCQF Level 6
Minimum Age of Learners121315 (minimum age on completion 17)
Tutored Hours273262
Demonstration of Leadership (volunteering hours)15*14*
SCQF Credits5713
Insight Tariff Points51365

* Adapted assessment for courses starting during academic year 2021 /2022 to ensure the qualification is accessible for learners during the Covid-19 crisis

Fees applying are:

SCQF Level 4 Qualification in Sports/community sports Leadership = £23 per learner

SCQF Level 5 Qualification in Sports Leadership = £33 per learner

SCQF Level 6 Qualification in Sports Leadership = £55 per learner

** Prices may change throughout the year and may also include special introductory offers, please get in touch or check our website for most up to date information**

Case study: Anna's Sports Leadership journey - 2020 Learner of the Year

Provider: Leadership Skills Foundation

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 12 - 26+

Time to Complete: 27 Hours


  • Sport
  • Volunteering
  • Youth Work
  • Making friends
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills
  • Physical Activity

Type of Involvement:

  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience
  • SCQF Credit rated
  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate
  • Qualifications Authority Accredited

Meeting Frequency: One-off day, One week long, Weekly, Monthly, Ad Hoc