The Professional Body of Sports Leadership has launched a new schedule of Certificated Programmes offering courses aimed at helping sports industry professionals learn new skills and further progress in their careers.

The courses cover key topics essential to current and aspiring leaders In the sports sector today.

The courses scheduled for late 2022 and throughout 2023 include:

  • The PBSL Leadership Programme – develop the skills to lead in the sports industry
  • Leading in the Board Room – Governance In Sport
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Sport
  • Train to be a Coach/Mentor with the Business Coaching Academy
  • Sustainability and Impact in Sport

Each course is hosted by industry and subject experts and delegates for each programme will have their achievement recognised with official PBSL certification.

Courses are available to PBSL members and non-members (fees apply) and places will be limited so please register your interest by completing the form at the bottom of this page.


Course lengths will vary depending on the subject but members will have access to:

  • Online classes that involve presentations, discussions and learning
    • Access to session tools and a video library of previous classes
    • Opportunities to engage with subject experts and sport industry leaders
    • Opportunities to develop their professional network
    • A PBSL certificate after completion of the course


PBSL members have priority access to all Certification Programme courses as part of their membership fee (some additional fees may apply for certain programmes). More information on how to become a member can be found on the membership page.

Subject to availability, other sports industry professionals can take part in the first session of every course through a PBSL Essentials membership. After hearing more about the course, should Essentials members want to continue, they can make a one-off payment for the remainder of the programme or upgrade to a full PBSL membership and receive all the benefits that come with it. Please refer to each course info page for details of pricing.

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