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Youth Sport Leadership

Sports Leadership Award

Mayo Sports Partnership in association with Sport Ireland and Dormant Accounts has secured funding to roll out a new exciting sport and physical activity award programme – Sports Leadership, suited for students of secondary schools and youth clubs.

The level 1 Award in Sports Leadership is accredited by Sport Ireland partners – Sports Leader UK. For students wishing to pursue a career in sports, management or leadership this is their opportunity to get ahead in terms of their own career pathway.

The Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership (which is ideally suited to students of transition year) provides the ideal starting point for learners aged 13 years plus who wish to develop their leadership skills, whilst under the direct supervision of their Tutor. The syllabus is designed to develop generic leadership skills that can be applied to a variety of sports and/or recreational situations as well as contributing to the personal development of the learner.

The Programme:

The Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership is a practical award in which learners must demonstrate their ability to lead others in simple sport/activity.

The award consists of 2 Units of work (22 guided hours) as follows:

Unit 1: Establishing leadership skills  (8 hours guided learning)

Unit 2: Plan, assist in leading and review sport/physical activity sessions  (14 hours guided learning)

On completion of the two units, students must also log a minimum of one hour demonstration of leadership in order to receive the award.

Programme Design:

Each course is designed for twenty (max) students per tutor, schools may opt to work with twenty students on one course or we can provide two tutors and deliver to forty pupils simultaneously. This may work better for TY groups. The 22 hours will typically be delivered over 3.5 school days in total –which may be spread out over the course of 6- 8 weeks.

Programme Cost:

Aside from providing a venue all aspects of the programme is offered free to the school (tutor cost, external assessor, programme resources etc).

How to Apply:

To book your School’s place and to discuss the various course delivery options please contact our Community Sports Officer Deirdre Donnelly at 094 9064386 or email

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