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Courses and Awards

Key Stage 3 (KS3) Rugby Leaders Award

The Rugby Union KS3 young leaders pack is designed to be delivered by school staff to their pupils as a summer term curriculum unit of work.

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We want this programme to encourage students to lead informal touch rugby at lunchtimes. This type of positive play at lunchtimes has many benefits. It has shown a reduction in anti-social behaviour between pupils in the playground and has had a positive impact on students readiness to learn when they return to the class. It develops students who are more competent at co-operating and resolving issues independently. Children report that they enjoy and feel safer during break and lunchtimes.

The ethos and Core Values of rugby union learned as a part of this course add to the development of confident, capable young people who are able to make a positive contribution to school life.

We encourage you to deliver this Rugby Union Key Stage 3 Young Leaders training in a manner that best fits your school and students. Examples of how some schools have done it are:

  • Six-week summer term leadership unit of work in core PE lessons
  • Delivered in extra-curricular leadership sessions
  • Taught as part of a Gifted and Talented programme
  • Delivered on enrichment days

Sign up here to download this free resource, which includes a booklet explaining the resource and outcomes, student certificates and deliverer’s notes.

Key Stage 4 (KS4) Rugby Leaders Award

The Rugby Union KS4 leaders pack is designed to be delivered by school staff to their students.

We want this programme to develop students as confident, capable rugby union leaders but also to have a community delivery element to it as well. This can be achieved in a number of ways:

  • Organise a Level 1 School Games Tag Rugby intra school festival
  • Organise a primary school Tag Rugby festival at your local rugby club or school
  • Support the coaching of younger rugby teams at your school
  • Provide coaching for primary school pupils
  • Run informal playground tag/touch rugby at lunchtime at your school

The ethos and Core Values of rugby union learned as a part of this course aid the development of confident, capable young people who are able to make a positive contribution to school life.

We encourage you to deliver this Rugby Union Key Stage 4 Leaders training in a manner that best fits your school and students. Examples of how some schools have done it are:

  • Six-week leadership unit of work in core PE lessons
  • Delivered in extra-curricular leadership sessions
  • Taught as part of a Gifted and Talented leaders programme
  • Delivered on enrichment days
  • Taught as part of your BTEC, GCSE and Sports Leaders UK leadership courses

Sign up here to download this free resource, which includes a booklet explaining the resources and outcomes, student certificates, deliverer’s notes and 12 downloadable game cards.

Level 2 Award in Leadership through Rugby Union

Developed in partnership with the RFU, the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Leadership through Rugby Union (QCF) is a brand-new and exciting qualification which enables young people to develop leadership skills and engage with grassroots rugby union and tag rugby. It is ideal for anyone between the ages of 14–19 who is interested in developing leadership skills and would like to build further on the Rugby Leaders Award courses or is considering a possible career in sport.

This is the qualification for those interested in becoming a sports administrator, coach, referee, junior team manager or sports development volunteer. The award guide provides further information, to discuss putting on a course in school contact your regional Coach and Player Development Officer.  

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