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Deliver industry-specific qualifications
Fully supported packages to empower your learners.
Choose 1st4sport Qualifications as your awarding organisation and you’ll find a wide range of qualifications at an affordable price to meet the needs of your learners, supported by an excellent team on hand to help you deliver our qualifications.
Why choose 1st4sport Qualifications?
✓ Industry expertise
✓ Industry-recognised qualifications that prepare your learners for employment
✓ Time-saving support, including pre-mapped assessment tools/templates and multiple qualification learner registration for those delivering apprenticeships
✓ FREE centre recognition, qualification approval and EV visits
✓ Marketing support
✓ Friendly and helpful customer service
Don’t just take our word for it:
‘1st4sport Qualifications’ unique relationships with industry experts are the primary reason we chose it. In addition, we find it to be very supportive, with the service provided by its EVs in particular being valuable. It’s one of the main reasons we enjoy working with it and why we have expanded our provision to include more than just coaching qualifications.’
Nick Mathers, Head of Sport, Trafford College
‘1st4sport Qualifications provides us with a range of industry-recognised qualifications that give our learners the best chance of being employed. An issue with providing new qualifications can be the difficulties in terms of setting up, accessing support and then complying with the quality assurance process, which can create a barrier. I’d recommend 1st4sport Qualifications as we find them very supportive at all stages of the qualification implementation and management process.’
Matt Burrows, Senior Section Head for Sport and 14–16 Direct Entry, South Devon College
Tap into our industry expertise. We work with leading industry experts to ensure all our qualifications are fit for purpose. 80% of our qualifications are developed with governing bodies of sport and other industry experts such as The Football Association (FA), Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Association for Physical Education (afPE).
We make sure our qualifications are current and required by the industry, providing progression routes to further learning and/ or employment. Therefore, you can be confident your learners gain credible, recognised qualifications to build their CVs and take them into the industry. What’s more, most qualifications have a large practical element, giving your learners the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills employers are looking for.
As a 1st4sport recognised centre, you get all the support you need to deliver training towards the qualifications.
Some awarding organisations just supply you with the basic qualification standards. We go much further by providing the following at no additional cost:
✓ comprehensive Learner Packs
✓ helpful Tutor, Assessor and Verifier Guidance Packs
✓ additional learning resources, such as DVDs and handbooks (available for the majority of our qualifications)
Many also come with a recommended learning programme for tutors to follow session by session, tutor guidance notes and pre-mapped assessment tools/templates, saving you and your workforce valuable time.
This support makes our qualification packages excellent value for money.
Unlike many other awarding organisations, 1st4sport Qualifications saves you money, as centre recognition and qualification approval are FREE. We also don’t charge for our external verifier visits, and you’ll find the service provided by our EVs a valuable and helpful addition to the package.
As a 1st4sport recognised centre delivering our qualifications, should you wish, you can be listed on our Centre Finder, which learners use to search for courses near to them. Averaging 2000 visits per month this free marketing support is an added bonus when choosing 1st4sport Qualifications, which your marketing team will no doubt appreciate!
Above all, additional help and support is never more than a phone call away, with our friendly Centre Support Team and specialist Qualifications Development Managers here to help you every step of the way.
If you’re looking to deliver a broad range of nationally regulated and credible qualifications, then why not get in touch?
To discuss your requirements, call us on 0113-290 7610* or arrange a consultation call. Simply let us know which qualification(s) you are interested in and you can speak to one of our specialist Qualifications Development Managers, who will answer any questions you have.
We look forward to welcoming you as a 1st4sport recognised centre.
* Our telephone lines are open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and between 9am and 4.30pm on Friday.