A number of organisations can apply to become PLCs:
There are a number of criteria that a centre must agree with and meet to become an accredited PLC – please see the the PLC Terms and Conditions for more information.
All PLCs must have at least one trained Tutor – a Tutor/Assessor who has attended a PLC induction day.
Prior to attending a PLC Induction Day, you must apply to become a PLC and apply for your first course.
You must also submit CVs for all your Tutor/Assessors and your Internal Verifier(s) in support of your PLC and course applications.
Internal Verifiers must:
Yes, providing that they have the appropriately qualified members of staff to deliver the courses.
Staff will need to have QTS accreditation and experience of delivering physical education within primary schools to become a Tutor.
QLTS is not appropriate as they will typically not have primary school experience, particularly with the younger age groups.
The course delivery is determined by each PLC – Sports Leaders UK does offer guidance through the Tutor Resource.
The qualifications are designed to be delivered over a number of tutored days.
The Level 5 qualification is designed to be delivered in six tutored days typically spread across a 6-12 month period. The Level 6 is designed to be delivered in two days over a further 3-6 months.
PLCs should allow an appropriate amount of time in between each tutored day to allow delegates to complete assessment tasks.
Yes. PLCs are responsible for promoting any courses they run to prospective delegates.
Sports Leaders UK can signpost prospective delegates to any ‘open’ courses – PLCs must declare if they would like course details to be made public if a request is made by a prospective delegate.
This is not a requirement but PLCs can with permission. PLCs can request the use of Sports Leaders UK’s logo here.