Leading the Way in Sport :: Bishop Burton College

Leading the Way in Sport

Level 3 Sport and Public Services students take extra qualifications in Sports Leadership.

Students working towards their BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport or Public Services have been given the opportunity to take an extra qualification alongside their course.

Every student on these courses took their Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership during year one of their two-year course.

They were required to demonstrate their ability to lead a group in a sports-related activity, lead a fitness session and organise a sports event or competition, amongst other skills tests.

Shaun Cook, Curriculum Leader, hopes the qualification will add value to their skills base.

He said, “By taking the Sports Leadership qualification, we hope students will develop skills that are very much valued by prospective employers.

“The course teaches generic leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork through the medium of sport.

“The fact that these important skills are developed through sport makes the course very enjoyable for our students.”

It was recently announced that Bishop Burton College has been named the first accredited Sports Leadership Academy in Yorkshire by Sports Leaders UK.