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Sports Leaders 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 courses involve both guided & peer-to-peer learning and supervised leadership to ensure that learners have all the skills they need to lead basic physical activities to other people.

Participants will learn and hone their skills in communication & leadership and boost their confidence to become more employable and help lead others. In doing so your organisation will benefit from creating a cohort of young leaders who can be role models for other students and improve your organisation’s standing in the local community.

We offer qualifications in Sports Leadership at Level 4, 5 & 6 to ensure that learners have a structured leadership pathway that helps them develop along the way.

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?

How long will it take to deliver?

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 12 month 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?

Each qualification has been credit rated on the SCQF providing recognition for their learning. In addition, our qualifications have been awarded Insight Tariff points to support raising attainment and addressing the attainment gap in schools.

Sports Leadership

SCQF Level 4

SCQF Level 5

SCQF Level 6

Minimum Age of Learners



15 (minimum age on completion 17)

Tutored Hours




Demonstration of Leadership (volunteering hours)




SCQF Credits




Insight Tariff Points




Fees applying are:

SCQF Level 4 Qualification in Sports/community sports Leadership = £23.50 per learner

SCQF Level 5 Qualification in Sports Leadership = £33.50 per learner

SCQF Level 6 Qualification in Sports Leadership = £56.50 per learner

Provider: Sports Leaders

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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:

  • 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: Ad Hoc


Contact Fiona Kennedy on 07808 300298, or send an email.