Children and teenagers are under a lot of pressure these days. Not only are they expected to get great academic results, many colleges, universities and employers are demanding evidence of extra-curricular activities or work experience too. Simply getting good grades at GCSE level isn't enough.
Some young people are already part of a sports team or have a part-time job that they can point to for that evidence, but what about the ones that aren't naturally outgoing or sporty? Sports Leaders have launched the Give More. Become More. campaign to help those people (as well as the natural athletes) to gain confidence and valuable life experience. The Sports Leaders awards for children and qualifications for teenagers and adults are designed in a way which means that you don't need to be sporty to get something out of them. The courses teach leadership skills, communication, time management and more. Many of the people who take a Sports Leaders qualification do go on to find a love for sports, but even those who decide sport is not for them benefit from the qualifications in other ways.
We have been working with Sports Leaders, and have been approved to offer the Playmaker and Young Leaders awards, as well as the Day Certificate in Sport Leadership. We're working on becoming an approved assessment centre for the Level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications. The Level 3 qualification is particularly noteworthy because it is worth UCAS points, so it is ideal for those who are interested in sports coaching and want a little extra to add to their UCAS application form to make their university applications stand out.
We'll be starting our first Playmaker and Young Leader courses soon. If you would like to enroll your child on one of the courses, or you are a teenager or adult interested in one of the qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact us.