The SASSOT Volunteering and Leadership Programme was launched in July 2012 and gave young people age 16-24 year living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the opportunity to get into volunteering in sport. The young people also had the opportunity to gain part funded qualifications like:
Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership
Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership
Level 1 Award in Dance Leadership
In April 2014 SASSOT was granted Sports Leaders UK Leadership Academy Status.
Sports Leaders UK Leadership Academy initiative is a scheme to reward and recognise some of its best Approved Assessment Centres who go beyond the call of duty.
“These Leadership Academies in many respects will act as beacons of good practice to other organisations in their local area. They not only deliver Sports Leaders UK’s awards and qualifications with high levels of success and enthusiasm, but by meeting the criteria, these organisations have a very positive impact on the local community with regards to increased voluntary hours, community placements and events.
A number of these organisations have developed a range of creative ideas which go beyond the learning outcomes of the Sports Leaders UK leadership awards and qualifications, and offer the learners a pathway of additional opportunities, and a package of initiatives that motivate and inspire people to take part in sports leadership and volunteering programmes.
Sports Leaders UK wish to recognise and encourage good practise throughout the United Kingdom by accrediting centres who ‘go the extra mile’ with an official Leadership Academy status, providing the centres fulfil the set criteria.”
SASSOT has been busy training volunteers in Sport and Dance leadership qualifications in Stoke-on-Trent, Burntwood, Stafford, Cannock and Rugeley.
So that young people could access a new leadership qualification, SASSOT now delivers the Level 1 Award in Dance Leadership. Please look below to see what the young people have been involved with.
NGB Activation and Volunteer Development Officer
T: 01785 619694
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