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If you love sport why don't you think about taking a sports leader award?

What are the Sports Leader Awards?

A British Sports Trust scheme which enables you to develop your ability to organise sport or recreation for other people.

The skills you learn could be applied to any sport. There are four different awards

  • Junior Sports Leader - for 14-16 year-olds
  • Community Sports Leader - for 16 year-olds and over
  • Higher Sports Leader - builds on the skills learnt through the above
  • Basic Expedition Leader - for those interested in the outdoors, building the ability to organise safe expeditions and overnight camping trips

Why are they called awards?

Because you get a certificate at the end of the course to show that you have achieved a qualification.

It's an achievement and proof of new skills.

What sporting interest or skill do I need?

Only an interest in sport. You donšt have to be athletic or compete in anything.

What skills will I learn on the course?

  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • How to motivate other people
  • Ability to organise and plan activities
  • Ability to improvise

Where do the courses happen?

They can be taught either in local schools/colleges as part of the curriculum, or as voluntary courses in community groups, sports centres, youth clubs and outdoor activity centres.

What does it lead to afterwards?

The Awards are a stepping-stone to:

  • General employment, as the Awards shows you have useful skills
  • Further education eg. Sport and Leisure studies
  • Becoming a qualified coach in a specific sport

Millennium Volunteers

The British Sports Trust Millennium Volunteers project runs alongside the Sports Leader Awards.

The MV scheme recognises the commitment that young people make to volunteering n their communities.

An MV Certificate is awarded for 100 hours of volunteering.

An Award of Excellence is awarded for 200 hours of volunteering.

All Sports Leaders between the ages of 16 and 24, whether training or qualified, can register as an MV.

It'll allow you to gain a nationally recognised award alongside their sports leader qualification.

If you would like to become an MV, speak to your teacher, tutor or local sport development officer and ask them to contact the British Sports Trust.  

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Contact: The British Sports Trust
Clyde House, 10 Milburn Avenue
Oldbrook Milton Keynes, MK6 2WA
Tel: 01908 689180
Fax: 01908 393744

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