1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Weight Lifting

Qualification Number 603/0847/3
GLH (TQT) 16 (18)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 603/0847/3
Entry age: 16
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/12/2016
Qualification Review Date 31/12/2020
Certification End Date 31/12/2021
Qualification Specification Download
Qualification Purpose Statement Download

This qualification is equivalent to Level 3 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)*.

To find out how to apply to deliver this qualification see the How to Apply section. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre.

Developed in partnership with British Weight Lifting, the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Weight Lifting is the first qualification on the instructing weight lifting ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with an introduction to instructing fundamental weight lifting activities to adults and children in a gym environment.

On completion of the course learners will be able to:

  • have an understanding of their role and responsibilities as an instructor
  • have a brief understanding of the science behind instructing (including anatomy, physiology and nutrition)
  • conduct health and safety checks
  • production of a training schedule
  • plan instruct and evaluate individual weight lifting session

* Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.

Learners are required to:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be able to communicate effectively in English* (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

It is advisable for the learners to have experience in using the techniques stated within the technical syllabus for this qualification.

*Learners must be able to understand the requirements of the qualification and the information within the qualification materials in English without assistance. Where there is demand, this qualification may also be available in Welsh or Irish.

To qualify for the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Weight Lifting, learners must successfully achieve a single mandatory component. Achievement of the qualification is normally through attendance on a two day course of training and completion of the 1st4sport Learner Portfolio inclusive of all assessed tasks.

Unlike many other awarding organisations, which just supply you with the basic qualification standards, we go that extra mile to support you by providing:

  • full and comprehensive Learner Portfolios, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver and assess the qualification.
  • tutor/assessor guidance notes, which include sample answers to support you when assessing your learners and a learning programme to aid the delivery of the qualification. Sample internal quality assurance templates are supplied to assist with the quality assurance of the qualification.
  • online qualification administration, enabling you to process learners quickly and effectively, and making the records we hold on your learners accessible to you at the click of a mouse.

For recognised centres and tutors, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • generic administrative guidance and tools for recognised centres
  • qualification Specification outlining the requirements of delivering and assessing the qualification
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Weight Lifting Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach
  • internal assessment tools.
  • learning programme
  • Internal Quality Assurance tools

For learners, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing Weight Lifting Learner Portfolio
  • Internal assessment tools

Fees are charged per learner and provide registration and certification for the qualification, as well as a 1st4sport Learner Pack, learning resources and certificate. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre. Further information on fees is available from your qualification application form.

To apply to become a recognised centre approved to deliver this qualification please contact [email protected]

This qualification sits on the RQF. Further information about the benefits of the framework can be found by visiting the Ofqual website.

All learners being registered for RQF qualifications are required to have a Unique Learner Number (ULN) issued by the Learner Register. To be approved to offer this RQF qualification, you will need to demonstrate that you can access and verify learners’ ULNs with the Learner Register. For more information about this process, please visit the Learning Records Service website.