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Skills pathway for sport and recreation leaders

Industry training organisation Skills Active Aotearoa has launched a new pathway for leaders on the front lines in sport, exercise, community recreation, snowsport, outdoor recreation and the performing arts.

The first new programme – for the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3) – is a natural stepping stone to the second new programme, for the New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4). Both programmes are delivered and assessed entirely online.

The Level 3 programme is suitable for aspiring or junior team leaders who want to build the foundations of a management career. It covers fundamental skills including principles of team performance, problem-solving, decision-making, professionalism and ethics.

The Level 4 programme is designed for trainees who are already managing staff and wish to step up their leadership abilities. Its content includes managing and motivating teams, promoting an inclusive environment, and complying with policies and legislation.

Skills Active is piloting a new cohort-based learning approach for both programmes. Enrolled trainees will be placed with a group of their peers so they can progress through the qualification together. A facilitator will support the online groups.

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