North East Skills Training


This award is designed specifically for younger students as an introduction to leadership and the organisation and running of activities. This is an award that uses sport as a platform for learning and all aspects of the award are transferable to other leadership and planning roles. During this award students will learn what to consider and how to plan sessions culminating in students running their own sessions for their peers.

  • The duration of this course is 10 one hour sessions and is recommended for the Summer term as outdoor teaching and games sessions are required
  • All students who attend and are successful will receive a Sports Leaders UK Playmaker Award for their record of achievement


"It has been fantastic to see how the work Mr Vince has done with the Year 4 children has helped to develop their confidence and self-belief. They have beamed with pride when receiving their awards for each section of the course completed. The work Mr Vince has done with them has linked to many areas of the curriculum e.g. orienteering and presenting skills during group work and it has been thoroughly beneficial for them to do this work in meaningful contexts. The children have thrived on the various challenges and it has been clear to see their confidence blossom and develop further. This has set them in excellent stead as they make the transition into different schools".

Jennifer Burns

YR4 Teacher

North East Skills Training


Since our launch in 2015 NEST has delivered the following:

First Aid for Students
Archbishop Runcie First School, St Aloysius Primary, Brunton First School, Grange First School

National Navigation Awards
Archbishop Runcie First School, Brunton First School

Playmaker Award for Students
Archbishop Runcie First School

Duke of Edinburgh training and assessments
Northumbria Police cadets and The Girl's Brigade

Orienteering course building and sessions
Brunton First School

Team building activities for students and staff
Numerous settings

Archery for all ages
Numerous settings

Indoor and outdoor climbing sessions
Gosforth East Middle School, Beacon PRU

Employability training post 16
Northumberland College