Coaches and volunteers are the lifeblood of sport, whether it is nationally or at grass roots level. That's why we do everything we can to help people gain the relevant and necessary qualifications to make sure they can deliver organised, safe, fun, progressive and inclusive sessions to participants in our communities.
STEP (Sports Training & Education Programme)
STEP is our annual programme with workshops usually three-hours in length and include:
Safeguarding and Protecting Children
For more information please telephone 01246 242363.
Sports Leaders UK Awards and Qualifications
Members of our Sports Development Team are qualified to tutor various Sports Leaders UK nationally recognised qualifications and awards.
All of the awards and qualifications are practical - learners learn by doing rather than through written work.
There are no exams - assessment is made upon a learner's ability to lead and demonstrate their leadership skills for a certain period of time, within a specific setting.
Young Leader 11+ Years
I Can Lead 12+ Years
Go Lead 16 + Years
Sports Leaders UK acts as an Awarding Organisation providing nationally recognised qualifications that equip people with leadership skills for life. These include:
Level 1 Qualification in Sports Leadership 12+ Years
Level 2 Qualification in Sports Leadership 13+ Years
Level 2 Qualification in Community Sports Leadership 13+ Years
Active Derbyshire is a countywide campaign that aims to encourage you to become more active by providing you with the information you need to get started and carry on! It will help you find the activities that you are interested in your local area and across Derbyshire.
Change 4 Life
Change 4 Life is a campaign that aims to change your habits and live a healthier lifestyle. These days, ’modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don’t move about as much, or eat as well as we used to. Change4Life provides healthy eating tips, ideas to get active and advice on how to live a healthy life.
Community Sports Trust
Community Sports Trust is a community spirited project. Our team of co-ordinators work with local people to develop classes and clubs, activities and events to get people active. If you are a new or existing community group that would like to get involved in some physical activity then we would love to hear from you
This Girl Can
This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.
Walking For Health
We have teamed up with Walking For Health to launch a series of free group walking sessions.
The walks last between 30 and 90 minutes, and are suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Anyone can turn up and join in it's free and fun! There are several Walking for Health groups already up and running, please use our Activities Finder on the right of this page to find details of your local group.
Our Sports Awards are held annually every October and attracts the very best of sporting talent from across the District, as well as those who have excelled at grass roots level or are unsung heroes. Categories include those that recognise coaches, volunteers, clubs, disabled participants, as well as juniors and senior competitors.
This year we have joined forces with Bolsover District School Sports Partnership to offer a wider range of awards that recognise and celebrate the sporting success of athletes, those involved in sport at all levels and schools and young people achievements, all within the Bolsover District.
The categories are split into two sections, but before nominating someone, please refer to our eligibility criteria: