Sports Leaders – Community Sports Volunteering

Ideal for those who would like to plan, organise and run sporting events and competitions.

Sports Leaders UK has recently launched two new volunteering qualifications: the Level 1 Award in Sports Volunteering and the Level 2 Award in Community Sports Volunteering.

Both awards are ideal for learners who do not want to act as Sports Leaders or become Coaches, but who would instead like to plan, organise and run sporting events or competitions and/or take on the role of officials.

The Level 2 Award in Community Sports Volunteering can be delivered to learners ages 16+ and takes 40 hours to deliver, including 10 hours of volunteering at an event or competition.

If you are already an Approved Assessment Centre for Sports Leaders UK and have Tutors trained to deliver the Level 1 and Level 2 Awards in Sports Leadership then your school will be ready to start delivering the Sports Leaders UK volunteering qualifications.

When you apply to run a course  your centre will receive access to a free Tutor Resource. The cost per learner for the Level 2 Award in Community Sports Volunteering is £29.75.

The qualifications can easily be delivered within core PE or in a few block sessions such as PSE Days and School Sports Week.

Level 2 Award in Community Sports Volunteering

Unit Title: Understanding sports volunteer roles and responsibilities
Guided learning hours: 3
Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilites of a sports volunteer
  • Understand the importance of volunteers and volunteering within community sport

Unit Title: Developing sports volunteering skills
Guided Learning Hours: 17
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the skills, qualities and values that a sports volunteer will need
  • Be able to use the appropriate communication methods when volunteering in sport
  • Be able to manage behaviour
  • Be able to take part in a sports volunteer role.

Unit Title: The role of an organising committee within sport
Guided Learning Hours: 5
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the purpose of an organising committee
  • Understand the administrative role and responsibilites within an organising committee
  • Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of an organising committee
  • Be able to take part in an organising committee

Unit Title: Organising and lead a sports event or competition
Guided Learning Hours: 10
Learning Outcomes:

  • Plan an event or competition for a specific community group
  • Promote an event or competition
  • Work with internal and external partners
  • Take part in the evaluation of the event or competition
Unit Title: Raising funds for community sport
Guided Learning Hours: 5
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the importance of raising funds for community sport
  • Know what is required to raise funds in community sport

For more information about any of the Sports Leaders UK awards or qualifications, contact Sports Leaders UK on 01908 689 180.