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The SALD vision To equip learners with the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to help the sport and active leisure industry professionalise and so deliver on its two headline ambitions set with the Government: to leave a lasting legacy of grass-roots participation opportunities following the staging of successful major events and see 50 per cent of the nation active and healthy by 2020
Workshop Aim To demonstrate how the Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure promotes and supports the Olympic Ideal, encouraging young people to challenge stereotypes, supporting participation for all and using sport and active leisure as a positive influence in encouraging and supporting community cohesion.
Components of the Diploma Education through Applied Learning 1. Principal Learning: develop skills and knowledge from the sport and Active leisure industry and 50% must be applied and practical learning. 2. Generic Learning: – three functional skills - English, Maths, ICT. – six personal, learning and thinking skills - independent enquiry, creative thinking, reflective learning, team working, self-management, effective learning. 3. Additional and/or Specialist Learning : study of a particular topic in more depth for a successful progression pathway.
Diploma content Delivered at three levels: - Foundation - is equivalent to 5 GCSEs at level 1 (e.g. 5 GCSEs at grades D-G) The Foundation Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure will give students a broad introduction to understanding the sport and active leisure industry. - Higher - is equivalent to 7 GCSEs at level 2 (e.g. 7 GCSEs at grades A*-C) The Higher Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure will allow students to use practical investigation to find out what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and understand methods which can encourage and sustain peoples active participation in sport and leisure activities. Advanced - is equivalent to 3.5 A levels – 420 UCAS points at the highest grade The Advanced Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure is designed to prepare students for further study and employment at higher levels in the industry. It allows for greater specialisation through the specialist learning element. Delivered via three themes: Sport and Active Leisure and the Individual the Economy the Community
The Future of the Diploma The current Government is committed to continuing to support Diplomas alongside other educational qualifications including GCSEs and A levels WAG is continuing to offer the Principal Learning component within the Welsh Baccalaureate Essentially, if there is demand, Diplomas will continue to be offered.
What is the Olympic Ideal The Olympic Motto is Swifter, Higher, Stronger But it is also not the winning but the taking part. The original ideal was about the individual pushing him/herself to their limits, not about countries winning gold medals.
How does the SALD promote Olympic values and legacy Key values are embedded in the curriculum Promoting equality and accessibility for all Valuing diversity Supporting community cohesion through participation. The curriculum also enables learners to explore the legacy of Olympic Games – not just 2012 - in practical ways.
Principal learning and Olympic values Many SALD Principal Learning unit titles show linkage to Olympic values and ideals Foundation Topic 2: The importance of participation in sport and active leisure Foundation Topic 6: Working with specific populations in sport and active leisure Higher Topic 2: Encouraging participation in Sport/Active Leisure Higher Topic 8: Access for all in sport and active leisure Advanced Topic 8: Promoting opportunities for all in the sport and active leisure industry Advanced Topic 9: Developing community cohesion through sport and active leisure
Principal learning: Line of Learning Criteria (LoLC) LoLC for 1 topic Promoting opportunities for all in the sport and active leisure industry Equality and diversity legislation provides a framework for ensuring fair and equitable access for all in the sport and active leisure industry. … Learners must know and understand: how to respond appropriately and fairly to all customer needs, taking into account ethical considerations… the implications of equality and diversity legislation on the industry and how the industry has responded to that legislation… how the industry defines specific populations (including children and young people or older people; different socio-economic backgrounds, cultures and religions; people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities; the obese; those with injury; and those with health conditions) and the importance of balancing their needs with those of the wider community how perceived barriers and different cultural and social values and norms that may be associated with specific populations impact on their access to sport and active leisure… the requirement to be fair and equitable when working in the industry including setting aside personal prejudices.
Specific Olympic-related material One example: The Line of Learning Statement for Higher Diploma Topic 2:4 Working in Sport or Active Leisure in your Locality: Learners need to Understand links between the industry, government and UK economy …Government impact upon industry… Olympics and the cultural Olympiad: International Olympic Committee (IOC) policies; impacts on inner city London; building international relationships; impacts on economic status; development of sport; youth sport; tourism.
Awarding Organisations materials… …are in line with these requirements E.g. AQA/City and Guilds states: With the Olympic and Paralympic Games being held in London in 2012, job prospects in the sports and leisure sector and the drive for more qualified sports staff and volunteers throughout the UK continues apace, with the Government rightly placing physical activity high up on the agenda for people of all ages but especially with regard to the dramatic rise in the figures of childhood obesity. This unit will help learners understand the importance of the sport and active leisure sector to the economy, how its make up varies between locations and the impact on it of local and national policy, as well as the different stakeholders that make up the sector and how they respond differently to political policy.
Olympic Legacy and SALD Both the positive and negative legacy are a clear focus within the Diploma curriculum E.g. The Line of Learning Statement for the Advanced SALD Unit on Politics and policies in sport and active leisure KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING Learners will develop a knowledge and understanding of: 1. the drivers behind polices in sport and active leisure, for example getting more people active and therefore reducing heath costs. This topic will include examples such as sport for all, women in sport, Every Child Matters, the introduction of the national lottery, London 2012, the governments Game Plan and Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto)… 4. the perceived long-term benefits that sport/active leisure can bring to society in terms of sustainability/legacy (including improved transportation/infrastructure, economic development and more jobs). Learners also gain an understanding of the different perceptions of these benefits (i.e. Does everyone agree they benefit all?). 5. the ethical dimension of governments ignoring social or environmental imperatives in order to achieve success in winning events (including the Sydney 2000/Athens 2004 Olympic legacy …and the legacy (positive or negative) this leaves for society.
Olympic Legacy and SALD (cont.) AQA/City and Guilds material on Politics and policies in sport and active leisure includes: Learning outcome 2: Understand the importance of a positive legacy after major sport and active leisure events positive legacy: urban and rural renewal and regeneration bringing money into a locality development of sustainable and cohesive communities more active participation using green space. Learners need to investigate the importance of positive legacies … after major sporting events. There are several recent examples … (for example Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and London 2012 Olympics).
Olympic Legacy and SALD (cont.) Edexcel curriculum materials reflect a similar focus You will evaluate the legacies of major sport or active leisure events, for example, one of the legacies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics was the improvement in air quality, benefiting both athletes attending the Olympics and Beijing residents… LO.4 Be able to review the legacies of hosting major sport and active leisure events
SALD Stimulates Debate The tension between high performance and performance enhancing materials The ethics of sponsorship versus the cost of hosting events such the Olympics Ethical and sustainable procurement e.g. high cost sports clothing and equipment being produced by very cheap labour Fame and celebrity in sport and the influence of the media on young people - positive role models?
In conclusion The Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure: Focuses on application of concept and experiential learning. Enables students to grasp both the theories of Sport and Active Leisure and see their relevance to the real world. Incorporates essential life skills such Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. In this context the Diploma promotes a detailed and active understanding of Olympic values and its legacy.
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