Qualification: Rugby Leaders
WRU Rugby Leaders Award
This programme is designed for schools and colleges only.
The Welsh Rugby Union's Developing Rugby Leaders Award.
The Developing Rugby Leaders Award has been created to allow young leaders the opportunity to develop key sports
leadership skills to deliver non-contact based rugby skills sessions. The award is divided into two
parts, encompassing of the Basic and Advanced Awards.
The Basic Award lasts 8 hours, and is centre based learning. Throughout the award, leaders will
follow a carefully constructed syllabus to provide them opportunity to grow their understanding
and practice the use of the following modules:
1. Role, Qualities and Skills of a Sports Leader
2. Planning, Organisation and Review
3. How to Coach Skills
4. Role of the Official and Fair Play in Sport
5. Event Planning, Organising a Festival
There is no formal assessment of the Basic Award, however leaders will be encouraged to contribute
positively to the sessions and will receive feedback based on their performance and evidence
produced. Leaders will also have a workbook that will accompany them throughout their award.
Completion of all relevant paperwork will be compulsory to receiving the Basic Award, including
Home Study Tasks.
Following successful completion of the Basic Award, leaders will have the opportunity to further
develop their skills and undertake the Advanced Award. The Advanced Award consists of the leaders
completing a 10 hour reflective coaching diary of sessions they have delivered, complete with session
plans and delivery reflections. Leaders will also be required to plan, deliver and review a
participation festival for a minimum of 3 teams. The Advanced Award allows the leader to gain
vocational experience of the learning they have adopted during the Basic Award, adding a greater
"employability" factor to their coaching role applications with prospective employers.
The Welsh Rugby Union hopes you find the Rugby Leaders Awards, enjoyable, informative and
motivational towards prospective further education and vocational opportunities within the Welsh
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