Certificate in Sports Governance study support


The aim of the Certificate in Sports Governance is to equip the student with the knowledge and key skills necessary to understand the different approaches of governance and how the principles of good governance are applied by sport organisations in the UK.  You will learn about the legal and regulatory issues and codes that assist compliance and be able to evaluate the impact of poor governance in sports organisations.

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Study text

The udpated study text for the June 2021 is available to download below.

This is the main pdf version of the study text, available to download as part of your qualification package.


Study text


Certificate in Sports Governance

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This is the recommended study text for the June and November 2021 exam. 

Exam material

In the table below you will find:

  • Exam paper - this is the paper that was set at the exam session
  • Mark scheme - this is the document markers used to assess students' answers
  • Examiner's report - this is the examiner's comment on the examination performance
  • Student answers - for some sessions we can show examples of answers students wrote in the examination
Level 4 Sports Governance exam material
Exam sessionExam paperMark schemeExaminer's
Student answers
June 2021 View View View
November 2020 View View View Exam paper 1
Exam paper 2
November 2019 No exam session n/a n/a n/a
June 2019 View View View Question 18
Question 19
November 2018 View View View Question 18
Question 19
June 2018 View View View Question 17
Question 18

Sample paper View View

Webinar recordings

This section contains the recordings which commence on 21 October, with all corresponding slides below (passcode csg2020).  For the 2019 cohort the recordings and slides can be accessed here.

Recordings Presentation slides
Session 1 - Introduction to the course and study skills  Session 1 slides
Session 2 - The Governance Landscape covering Chapter 3 Session 2 slides
Session 3 - Task 1 analysis and feedback Session 3 slides
Session 4 - Governance structures covering Chapter 6 Session 4 slides
Session 5 - Risk, compliance and ethics covering Chapters 7 and 8  Session 5 slides
Session 6 - Stakeholders and funding Session 6 slides
Session 7 - Task 1 analysis and feedback Session 7 slides
Session 8 - Exam strategy Session 8 slides

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