Activ8 Sports Leaders


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Activ8 Sports Leaders is a leadership personal development programme created through a partnership between Sport Northern Ireland and Sports Leaders UK.

Activ8 Sports Leadership Awards provide young people the chance to develop their organisation, motivation and communication skills, how to mentor others and how to use leadership skills in a variety of settings. 

As an Awarding Body, Sports Leaders UK provides nationally recognised qualifications that equip people not only with the skills and motivation to create and run sporting activities in the community but skills and qualifications that will be useful to them in further education or in the work place.

The programme includes a suite of sport leadership qualifications suitable for students from 13 years old. This suite includes:

• Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership (13 years old plus)
• Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership (14 years old plus)
• Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership (16 years old plus)
• Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership (16 years old plus)

In 2012-13 students aged 16-18 from 11 schools across Northern Ireland took part in our pilot programme, Activ8 Young Leaders.

Since August 2013 we have trained 77 teachers / sports development staff from 57 schools, colleges, local authorities and community groups across Northern Ireland to deliver Activ8 Sports Leaders Awards in their schools and organisations.

Some of the schools and students involved in the programme have had the opportunity to volunteer at the Sainsbury Schools Games, attend the Youth Sport Trust Young Ambassadors Conference and received funding to hold an Asda Active Sports Day!

Sport NI in partnership with SportsLeadersUK are holding a funding and information workshop, which will deliver guidance on funding opportunities and update organisations on the awards and qualifications offered by Sports Leaders UK.

These workshops are suitable for anyone working with young people aged 8 -24.

Date: Monday 26 January 2015
Time: 10.30 am – 2.30 am
Venue: House of Sport, Upper Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5LA

If you would like to attend this workshop or are interested in participating in the Activ8 Sports Leaders Programme please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .







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