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Monaghan Sports Council     Monaghan County Development Board

Active Leadership Course


Next Course :


Friday 24th May (6.30pm – 9.30pm) &


Saturday 25th May (9.30am – 5.00pm)





Castleblayney Enterprise Centre (& Castleblayney College)




The award is designed to provide trained, knowledgeable and enthusiastic community based physical activity leaders

Leaders will be equipped to work in a wide range of locations including local clubs, community groups, workplaces, community centres and sports’ clubs

Leaders will aim to increase participation rates in physical activity in a variety of practical ways:

Encourage a wide range of people, such as friends, colleagues and contacts to take up active leisure pursuits

Apply their knowledge and skills to plan, organise and lead safe, enjoyable activity sessions with small groups

Assist in the planning, organising and running of community sports days


Aims of the Course

The intended outcome is that the trainee leader will be competent and confident in taking charge of a group for physical activity sessions. Specifically, the successful leader will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, organise and lead physical activity sessions within their own group setting

The training courses are organised at local level by Local Sports Partnership



At the start of the course, trainee leaders should be over 18 years



Following the course, the successful leader will:

  • Understand their role as a leader and how they will apply it within their organisation
  • Display an ability to plan and lead a fun physical activity session demonstrating leadership skills such as communication, observation and group management
  • Demonstrate an ability to safely lead a group of up to 16 people


Course Duration

The total course will be 10 to 12 hours comprising of practical and theoretical units


The Active Leadership Award is a joint initiative between the Irish Sports Council and the Sports Council forNorthern Ireland. The purpose of the course is to provide trained, knowledgeable and enthusiastic community based leaders whose aim it is to encourage more people to become and remain involved in sport and physical activity.


Who should attend?

Adult leaders who work or wish to work in a wide range of locations including local clubs, community groups, workplaces, community centres & sports’ clubs .


Information about the course

The training involves both practical and theoretical sessions, and takes approximately 10 hours to complete.

Those wishing to train, as a leader must be: over 18 years at the start of the training course and should already have a link with a group.

Specific sporting skills are not required. Interest, enthusiasm, communication skills and the intention to use the Award are more important.

The course covers, Leadership skills, Safety and injury prevention, Code of ethics, Planning and organising a Sport for All session and programme and Programme administration

The training will be a practical and enjoyable experience.

At the end of the course, the successful leader should be able to plan and lead safe and enjoyable activity sessions.

Places are limited so book early!

Cost: €25 per person.


Please note that in order to run the course a minimum of 12 participants is required.


Course Details:

Friday 24th May: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 25th Jan: 19.30am – 5.00pm

Castleblayney Enterprise Centre & Castleblayney College


To apply for this course, please contact Eilish at 042 9755126  or email .


Once you check availability of places, you can download a booking form

You may download the registration form here and return to Monaghan Sports Partnership, Main St, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan along with the fee on / before Tuesday 21st May.


The LSP will provide tea/coffee however attendees will be required to bring a packed lunch.


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