|Qualification Accreditation Number ||501/1126/7 |
|Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours): ||10 (62)|
|SFA/LAD Funding Code ||501/1126/7 |
|Entry Age: ||14–19 years|
|Apprenticeships: ||Knowledge component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership (leadership pathway)|
|Qualification Accreditation Start Date ||01/09/2010|
|Qualification Accreditation End Date ||31/08/2015|
|Certification End Date ||31/08/2017|
|Qualification Structure ||See Structure|
|Supporting Materials ||See Materials|
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 the Rugby Football Union (RFU), the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Leadership Through Rugby Union (QCF) is a brand-new and exciting qualification which enables young people to develop leadership skills and engage with grass-roots rugby union and Tag Rugby. By completing this qualification, learners will develop a range of skills in independent enquiry, teamwork, self-management, creative thinking and effective participation.
Learners will be introduced into a number of leadership roles, including:
- leading Tag Rugby activity sessions
- refereeing Tag Rugby games
- managing a local small-sided game team
- contributing to the organisation and delivery of a local Tag Rugby festival/event for young people.
Holders of this Award will be provided with guidance on further opportunities as a sports leader, including how to contribute to grass-roots sport as an administrator, coach, referee, team manager and sports development volunteer.
Who is the qualification for?
Anyone between the ages of 14–19 who is interested in developing leadership skills and would like an introduction to volunteering or a possible career in sport.
This is the ideal qualification for those interested in becoming a:
- sports administrator
- junior team manager
- sports development volunteer.
Why Deliver this Qualification?
Developed in partnership with the experts
This qualification has been developed in partnership with the RFU. You can be confident this qualification represents the very best in rugby union leadership as it is aligned to a variety of rugby development initiatives operating at local and county level.
The qualification is an excellent introduction for those looking to progress within the voluntary or employed world of sport and sports development, giving learners a springboard into coaching, refereeing, sports administration and development.
The Skills Funding Agency have decided that this qualification is not eligible for public funding after 31 July 2013; however it may still be delivered and funded, where appropriate, as part of an Apprenticeship.
*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 aged 14 years or over prior to registration.
The qualification is divided into the following units:
|Unit Title ||Reference Number ||GLHs ||Credit Value|
|Lead Tag Rugby Activity Sessions ||K/602/3009 ||20 ||3|
|Referee Tag Rugby Activity Sessions ||D/602/3010 ||12 ||2|
|Work with Teams in Modified Rugby Union Games ||H/602/3011 ||12 ||2|
|Contribute to the Organisation and Delivery of a Tag Rugby Event for Young People ||K/602/3012 ||18 ||3|
Unlike many other awarding bodies that 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 and assess the qualification
- tutor/assessor guidance notes, which support you and your staff in the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of the qualifications
- qualification administration that is all carried out online, enabling you to process students quickly and effectively and making the records we hold of your students accessible to you at the click of a button.
The qualification is also supported by:
- 1st4sport administrative guidance and all related documents/tools
- Level 2 Award in Leadership Through Rugby Union Learner Pack Part One
- Level 2 Award in Leadership Through Rugby Union Learner Pack Part Two
- RFU’s Start Coaching Tag Rugby
- IRB’s Rugby Ready resource
- Level 2 Award in Leadership Through Rugby Union Tutor/Assessor and Verifier Guidance.
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 in your qualification application pack.
How to Apply
Organisations are unable to apply to become recognised and approved to deliver this qualification unless the governing body has granted permission, please contact the RFU in the first instance.
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.
This qualification sits on the new QCF. Further information about the benefits of the new framework can be found by visiting the Ofqual website.
All learners being registered for QCF qualifications are required to have a Unique Learner Number (ULN) issued by the Learner Register. To be approved to offer this QCF 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.