The Active Leader and Trainer Accreditation courses carry 10 CPD (continued professional development) points.
Courses take place all year round, led by experienced trainers. The Trainer Accreditation courses can be delivered via Zoom.
All our courses are quality assured and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity at their highest ‘enhancing’ level.
Aimed at young people in Year 10 upwards and adaptable for younger age groups
Each trainee receives a printed course manual, games booklet and a t-shirt. At the end of the course each Active Leader receives a personal reference, the Active Leader Award certificate with 10 CPD points, and a pin badge.
Active Leader courses support enrichment, personal development, academic course leadership modules and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Sessions aim to be 70% practical with an emphasis on fun, teamwork, problem solving and interactive engagement. The course takes 25 hours and each trainee progresses individually. Trainers provide encouragement, supervision and feedback.
The course can be adapted for those in further education, training and apprenticeships, be themed to specific sports, focus on social action, and can link to volunteering and work experience.
The picture below shows Reading University Psychology Students who became Active Leaders to help other students overcome isolation and anxiety by being active.
Junior Active Leaders
Aimed at primary school children in Years 5 and 6. It develops activity ambassadors and independent, confident, responsible role models.
The Junior Active Leader course creates a happy, active ethos for the whole school and a sustainable programme where Junior Active Leaders lead playground games with minimal supervision.
Sessions are 70% practical, centred round playing and creating simple games and leading sessions for younger pupils. There is an emphasis on teamwork, taking responsibility and developing self confidence. The course lasts 20 hours and each trainee progresses individually.
Each pupil receives a printed workbook, games booklet and a t-shirt. At the end of the course each Junior Active Leader receives the Junior Active Leader Award certificate and a pin badge.
All those wishing to become accredited Active Leader and/or Junior Active Leader Trainers must evidence past experience, hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate and an up to date first aid qualification.
Trainer Accreditation courses can be delivered in person or via Zoom.The course takes approximately 3 hours depending on experience and content required.
Each accredited trainer receives a Trainer Manual, session plans, slides to support course delivery and at the end of the accreditation course is required to sign an Accreditation Letter and will receive 10 CIMSPA CPD points.
If you are interested in becoming an Active Leader or Junior Active Leader Accredited Trainer, and you fulfil the Pre-Accreditation requirements, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, current employment details and location.