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September 2017 - Scottish Centres


Launch of new Sport and Dance Leadership qualifications in Scotland

Our Scottish qualifications have recently been reviewed and updated. You can now start delivering these qualifications with the following guidance in mind:

  • If your course is due to finish on or before 31 December 2017 you must deliver and assess using the old specifications, i.e. the versions that have been available for the last three years.
  • If your course is due to finish on or after 1 January 2018 you must deliver and assess using the new specifications. 

Details on the new qualifications can be found here and you can find the supporting course material within the Tutor Resources.

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Deadline for Withdrawal or Maintenance of a Qualification Centre for 2017/18

As per the Terms & Conditions (2016) you have until 1 November 2017 to notify us if you wish to withdraw for the delivery of Sports Leaders UK qualifications or become a maintained Centre, without being liable for the minimum spend during the 2017/18 academic year. Please refer to the Withdrawal Policy and Maintained Centre Policy for details on how to action either of these processes.

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Reminder: Quality Assurance engagement with your Centre now occurs every year

Centre are reminded that Quality Assurance now takes place on an annual basis for each academic year. This is conducted by either a visit to the Centre from a Quality Assurance Officer (QAO) or a 'remote' review, where course evidence is asked to be sent in to the QAO. For any questions on this please contact the Senior Quality Assurance Officer in your region.

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The tasks required for Internal Verification for courses starting in 2017/18

Note: for new specification qualifications only. The internal verification process for the pre-Sept 2017 SCQF qualifications does not change.

The Task(s) or Unit selected for sampling by the Internal Verifier are specified by Sports Leaders UK and this now applies to all qualifications. These Tasks or Units are clearly identified at the top of the each Internal Verification Record so please check that select these correctly for the given start date of the course. For example, for Centres delivering the Level 4 Qualification in Sports Leadership (SL4) with a start date between Aug 2017 and July 2018, the Tasks to be Internally Verified are 1.3 and 1.4 as per the example below.


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Online Internal Verifier Training launched

Sports Leaders UK have recently launched online training to support the role of the Internal Verifier within your Centre.

The training is optional during the 2017-18 academic year; however will become mandatory for any registered Sports Leaders UK Internal Verifier from the 1st August 2018. We would recommend that your Internal Verifier(s) undertakes the training this year as your centre may incur a charge to complete it from 1st August 2018.

Auto-enrollment onto the training can be accessed by clicking here. This training should only take around one hour to complete and on successful completion your Internal Verifier will receive an E-Certificate.

Please note there are two types of Internal Verifier training - one specifically for Scottish Centres and one for all other Centres, therefore please ensure you complete the one relevant to you location.

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Recognised Qualification Centre Certificate on its way to you

You will shortly be receiving a 'Sports Leaders UK Recognised Qualification Centre' certificate through the post. The certificate covers a period of validity from August to the following July stating your Centre Course Manager (CCM) and all Trained Tutor/Assessors (T/A) associated to your centre, indicating when their 'Trained Tutor' status will expire. The information on the certificate will be current, according to Sports Leaders UK database. However, if details regarding your Centre's personnel are incorrect, please notify us by email (contact@sportsleaders.org). Once received, please display this certificate in a prominent and visible place (reception area/sports hall/club notice board) within your organisation.

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New Tutor Training dates now available

Tutor Training dates are now available at venues throughout the UK, book via our website for Dance, Sport, Lowland (previously Expedition) Leadership and Refresher webinar workshops for Sport and Lowland leadership.

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New Dance and Lowland Leadership qualifications launched

Please be aware if you are planning to deliver either Dance or Lowland (previously Expedition) leadership qualifications from 1 September 2017, you must ensure you have access to the new specifications and Tutor Resources including new Learner Evidence Records (mandatory documents) via the website.

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Join our LinkedIn Leadership Community

Sports Leaders UK are proud to announce the launch of a brand new discussion group located on LinkedIn.

This group is for education and community organisation professionals with an interest in Leadership for young people. This group’s purpose is to enable discussion around leadership and the sharing of good practise and success stories to help support the delivery of Sports Leaders UK awards and qualifications.

If you would like to join in the conversation within this community, please use this LINK.

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New Accreditation service can give your work additional recognition

Sports Leaders UK accreditation is a service for awards that your organisation delivers to its employees, learners and/or volunteers. By having Sports Leaders UK accreditation, your award will have recognition from the sector leader in sports leadership and sports volunteering. You will be able to use the ‘Accredited by Sports Leaders UK’ logo in your advertising and marketing, as well as on your training materials and certificates for the accredited training or award. For further information on this please email: accreditation@sportsleaders.org.

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Date printed: 22/09/2019

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