Principles of Coaching Spor

1st4sport Level 3 Award in the Principles for Coaching Sport (QCF)

Qualification Number: 500/8753/8

The qualification is designed to provide benefit to you through an introduction to the fundamentals of sports coaching programmes and how to support participants throughout. The qualification is composed of four mandatory units.

The qualification is recognised as the industry standard level 3 qualification for the principles of coaching sport by UK Coaching. It is also recognised by and has the support of a range of providers including FE colleges.

The qualification is designed to prepare you for employment in paid or voluntary roles that will enable you to work towards the delivery of sports coaching programmes.

You do not need to hold any specific coaching qualifications to access this qualification; however you do need to be 14 years of age to register for the qualification.

This qualification leads to further learning or training in the area of coaching sport. This qualification may lead to paid or voluntary roles in coaching a specific sport should the learner progress to a sports specific coaching qualification.

The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also be used enable you to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in coaching sports, activity leadership, supporting PE in school sport and sports development. The qualification sits within a suite of progressive principles for coaching sport qualifications.

Recognised centres offering this qualification determine their own fees, and they will vary from centre to centre. The fees charged should entitle you to a programme of learning and assessment, registration and certification for the qualification and a 1st4sport Learner Pack. For further information on the costs of courses, please contact a recognised centre. Opportunities for funding may also be available via a recognised centre, if you are eligible.