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What’s on offer in our Active leader courses?

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

There are three programmes – Active Leaders, Junior Active Leaders and Trainer Accreditation. 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 Active Leader and Trainer Accreditation courses can be delivered in a virtual format.

 

Active Leaders

Aimed at young people in Year 10 upwards 

With thanks to Active Leaders for producing the compilation video, Callum McNeill for the original soundtrack, and Rory McNeill for the illustrations.

 

The course includes CPR and first aid awareness, basic safeguarding and risk management, preparation, planning, communication, marketing, budgeting, hands-on delivery and CV development.

Each trainee receives printed course materials and a t-shirt. At the end of the course each Active Leader receives a reference, certificate, 10 CPD points and a pin badge.

 

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 and can include specific focus on overcoming social inclusion, promoting emotional well-being and fulfilling work placement requirements.

 

To see the Active Leader Course outline please click here.  

For the Course outline for the virtual version, please click here

 

Junior Active Leaders

Aimed at primary school children in Years 5 and 6. It develops activity ambassadors, leaders of playground activities and independent, confident, responsible role models.

 

With thanks to Jack Darnbrough, Active Leader, for filming and producing the Junior Active Leaders’ video, Callum McNeill for the original soundtrack, and Rory McNeill for the illustrations.

 

Each trainee receives printed course materials and a t-shirt. At the end of the course each Junior Active Leader receives a report, certificate and pin badge. 

 

Sessions are 70% practical, centred round creating games and leading sessions for younger pupils with an emphasis on teamwork, confidence building and trainee led learning. The course lasts 20 hours and each trainee progresses individually.

The Junior Active Leader course comprises the following sessions:

 

What makes a good leader?

Keeping safe

FIRST AID and cpr training

inventing a game

Giving instructions

Choosing teams

including everyone

Making a plan

Making improvements

Playground clubs

 To see the Junior Active Leader Course outline please click here.

 

TRAINER ACCREDITATION

Active Leader trainers are qualified, experienced professionals, with their backgrounds spanning teaching, coaching, leadership training, sport, activity camp management and working with young people. Pre-Accreditation requirements and experience are listed here

All those wishing to become accredited 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 virtually.

Each accredited trainer receives a Trainer Manual, session plans, slides to support course delivery and at the end of the accreditation course a certificate and 10 CPD points.

 

The course takes 4-6 hours depending on experience and content required.