Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Sports Leadership Programme

Secondary Schools

Cork Sports Partnership is now accepting interest from secondary schools, youth services & organisations in Cork the opportunity to avail of the Sports Leadership Programme

About the Sports Leadership Programme:

The Sports Leadership Programme is perfect way to empower your students with the leadership skills that they need in order to succeed. Students will learn and hone their skills in communication & leadership and boost their confidence to become more employable and help lead others. In doing so your school will benefit from creating a cohort of young leaders who can be role models for other students and improve you school’s standing in the local community. In 2016, independent research showed 68% of tutors believed delivering sports leadership qualifications improved attainment in other subjects.

The minimum age of learners required to take part in this qualification is 12yrs. 

Sports Leadership overview:

Once qualified, your learners will be able to assist in the delivery of enjoyable and purposeful sport or physical activity sessions under direct supervision.

  • Learn how to plan and deliver a structured sport/physical activity session
  • Know how to assist in the delivery of a sport/ physical activity session
  • Ability to review a sport/ physical activity session

Critera required to avail of the Qualification in Active Leadership:

  • 15 -20 Transition Year Students selected by schools teachers.
  • Training will take place in the school’s sports hall for 6 x 2hr block sessions (meeting the required tutor time of 12hrs) Alternatively the school/organisation can decide how to accumulate the 12hrs.
  • A teacher must be present and attend all sessions.
  • Please indicate which days/times would suit your school. We will try accommodate your preferred times.
  • Cost: A learner registration fee of €20/participant to be paid to Cork Sports Partnership on acceptance to the course. The course is already heavily subsidised by Sport Ireland and Cork Sports Partnership.
Application Process

Please fill out the form on this page.

Alternatively, please contact James in Cork Sports Partnership at to apply for the course or to find out more information.

Sports Leadership Programme
Expression of Interest Form

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