BCSDN is now an accredited centre for Sports Leaders UK. Sports Leaders UK awards and qualifications equip young people with employability skills for life improving motivation, self-esteem, communication, team work and confidence. Leadership volunteering is a vital part of all our programmes allowing young people to practice and build their skills in order to ‘Give More. Become More.’ to improve employability.
BCSDN have been delivering up skilling and sports leadership programmes across Belfast and have challenged young people through a range of different interactive workshops and provided them with an opportunity to practise their session planning, assessing and delivery skills. Our aim is to up skill these young people so that they can go back into their community and use their newly learnt skills to volunteer at their local clubs, summer schemes and more.
The groups we have worked with have completed Level 1 of their Sports Leaders UK Award which is a nationally recognised qualification. This is an amazing step towards becoming a coach and working with children / young people. There is also progression opportunities with this, and a level 3 contributes towards UCAS points!