|Qualification Number ||501/2223/X|
|Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours) ||7 (27–47)|
|SFA/LAD Funding Code ||501/2223/X|
|Entry age: ||16|
|Qualification Operational Start Date ||01/12/2010|
|Qualification Operational End Date ||28/02/2015|
|Certification End Date ||28/02/2016|
|Qualification Structure ||See Structure|
|Supporting Materials ||See Materials|
This qualification is equivalent to Level 2 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 the National Source Group for Judo1, the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Judo (QCF) is the first qualification on the judo coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching judo. The foundation level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of judo. Those who complete this Award will be able to assist other, more qualified coaches in delivering judo coaching sessions to players of all ages.
1The National Source Group for Judo is composed of the constituent governing bodies for judo in the UK (British Judo Association, Welsh Judo Association, JudoScotland and Northern Ireland Judo Federation).
*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 17 years of age to attend the programme of training
- hold a minimum British Judo Association (BJA) 2nd Kyu (Blue Belt) or a BJA-recognised equivalent.
The qualification is divided into the following units:
|Unit Title ||Reference number ||GLH ||Credit|
|101 ||Understanding the fundamentals of coaching sport ||D/601/3531 ||6 ||1|
|102 ||Understanding the principles of planning coaching activities in sport ||H/601/3532 ||10 ||1|
|103 ||Understanding the principles of conducting coaching activities in sport ||K/601/3533 ||10 ||1|
|104 || |
Principles of evaluating coaching activities in sport
|M/601/3534 ||7 ||1|
|105 ||Planning coaching activities in judo ||Y/602/5502 ||4 ||1|
|106 ||Conducting coaching activities in judo ||D/602/5503 ||5 ||1|
|107 ||Evaluating coaching activities in judo ||H/602/5504 ||5 ||1|
Unlike many other awarding bodies, who just supply you with the basic qualification standards, we go that extra mile to support you by providing:
- full and comprehensive Learner Packs, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver the qualification
- tutor/assessor guidance notes, which include sample answers to support you when assessing your students
- 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 1 Award in Coaching Judo (QCF) Tutor/Assessor/Verifier Guidance Pack
- 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Judo (QCF) Tutor/Assessor/Verifier Guidance to Assessment Pack
- Internal and independent assessment tools.
For learners, the qualification is supported by the following resources:
- 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Judo (QCF) Learner Pack
- Internal and independent assessment tools
- BJA Judo Diary Novice to 6th Mon
- Judo Games DVD
- BJA Technical Grading Syllabus: A Photographic Guide.
- generic administrative guidance and tools for recognised centres
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.
How to Apply
Organisations new to 1st4sport
If you are not already a 1st4sport recognised centre, you need to apply to become one. The first step is to check you can meet the Centre Recognition and Qualification Approval Criteria for this qualification and submit the forms to us.
You can find more information on this process by visiting: Five Steps to Becoming a 1st4sport Recognised Centre.
Please note: you will not be able to become recognised or approved until you have confirmed that you can meet these criteria.
Existing 1st4sport recognised centres
If you are already a 1st4sport recognised centre and would like to seek approval to deliver this qualification, please check that your centre can meet the Qualification Approval Criteria.
You can find more information on this process by visiting: Four Steps to Becoming Approved to Deliver an Additional Qualification.
Please note: you will not be able to become approved until you have confirmed that you can meet these criteria.