Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject
The students will acquire technical skills through vocational contexts by studying how to plan individual and team sporting activities. The qualification will provide the opportunity to improve organisational skills, leadership, management of people, understanding of the sporting sector and professionalism in a working environment. The qualification will also broaden the student’s experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.
Potential Topics that will be studied
Students will learn about the following:
- Development of the skills required to lead sports activities
- Processes that show effective ways of working in sports leadership such as planning and leading an individual or team sporting activity session
- Attitudes that are considered most important in sports leadership, including personal management, communication and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in sports leadership
Additional Course Entry Requirements
A passion for sport and exercise is desirable.
Progression and career opportunities
This course can lead to careers in the sporting industry, including sports coaching, gym instructors, lifeguard, personal trainer and teaching assistant.