The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF) is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications and has been developed in partnership with industry experts within spectator safety and SkillsActive – the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being.
The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF) is regulated at Level 2 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and supports the development of spectator safety stewards. For further information on the regulated status of the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF), please log on to The Register of Regulated Qualifications website.
If you are over 16 years of age and are looking to get involved in live event stewarding, then the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF) is designed for you.
The qualification provides an introduction to the principles and practices that are required for live event stewards. The qualification also provides all the necessary underpinning knowledge required to undertake the role of event stewarding.
What can I use it for?
- The qualification supports progression towards the completion of the 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (QCF) and the 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (QCF).
- To aid the development of a credible CV for employment and utilise opportunities for employment as a live event steward.
On successful completion of the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF), you should understand how to:
- prepare for spectator events
- control the entry, exit and movement of spectators at events
- monitor crowds and respond to potential crowd problems at spectator events
- respond to injuries, illnesses and other emergencies in active leisure and learning.
How will my learning programme be structured?
Learning programmes are usually designed by the recognised centre that delivers the qualification. They may, therefore, vary in length and format. Depending on your needs, delivery centres can offer intensive courses, or a series of learning events, over a period of weeks. Whatever the timescale, all learning programmes should include the following phases:
- an induction to the qualification and your programme of learning and assessment
- a learning programme that meets your needs, focusing on the theory and practice of coaching sport
- a programme of assessment, spread throughout the course, including observations of your performance by an appropriately qualified assessor.
At the end of the programme, you will be provided with formal feedback on your performance and an action plan for your further development.
The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF) assessment will require you to complete a series of tasks which include:
- demonstrating knowledge of your organisational structure and venue layout
- understanding how to deal with conflict
- understanding how to deal with accidents
- understanding how to deal with emergencies
- understanding how to deal hazards
- being observed during a live event (supervised).
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.
The qualification is only delivered by 1st4sport Qualifications’ recognised centres, not all of which offer open courses to members of the public. Your first port of call to access a course is to check the recognised centre finder.