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1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (QCF)

Coaching Badminton

Overview

Qualification Number 501/2306/3
Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours) 19 (113)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 501/2306/3
Entry age: 18
Apprenticeships Knowledge component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership (coaching pathway)
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/11/2010
Qualification Operational End Date 28/02/2015
Certification End Date 28/02/2017
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 National Source group for Badminton1, the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (QCF) is provides learners aged 18 and over with an opportunity to study and be assessed on both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching badminton. They will develop their knowledge of how to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate a series of badminton coaching sessions in a safe, ethical and effective manner. The Certificate qualifies holders to coach the skills and techniques of the sport of badminton to players of all ages.

The Skills Funding Agency have decided that this qualification is not eligible for public funding after 31 July 2014; however it may still be delivered and funded, where appropriate, as part of an Apprenticeship.

1The National Source Group for Badminton is composed of the constituent governing bodies for Badminton in the UK (Welsh Badminton, BADMINTONscotland and BADMINTON England).


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

Prerequisites

Prior to the certification, learners are required to:

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • hold the 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Badminton or recognised equivalent2.

2 Equivalent qualifications include the BADMINTONscotland Instructors Award, the BADMINTON England Level 1 or The Welsh Badminton Union Leaders Award. Any qualifications away from these recognised equivalences will be dealt with per individual application.

Structure

The qualification is divided into the following units:

Unit Title Reference number GLH Credit
Understanding the fundamentals of coaching sport J/601/2101 22 3
Understanding how to develop participants through coaching sport Y/601/2104 12 2
Supporting participants’ lifestyle through coaching sport H/601/2106 16 2
Understanding the principles of safe and equitable coaching practice M/601/2108 13 2
Plan a series of badminton coaching sessions A/602/5895 12 3
Prepare the badminton coaching environment J/602/5897 14 2
Deliver a series of badminton coaching sessions R/602/5899 16 3
Monitor and evaluate badminton coaching sessions F/602/5901 8 2

Materials

Supplementary Materials - Coaching Badminton

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 and assess 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:

  • Administrative guidance and tools for recognised centres
  • Qualification Specification
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (QCF) Tutor/Assessor and Verifier Guidance Pack
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (QCF) Learning and Assessment Materials Guidance Pack
  • UKCC Level 2 Badminton Coaching Handbook.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (QCF) Learner Pack Part One
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (QCF) Learner Pack Part Two
  • UKCC Level 2 Badminton Coaching Handbook
  • Badminton Technical Templates.

Fees

Fees are charged per learner and provide registration and certification for the qualification, as well as a 1st4sport Learner Pack, learning resources and a 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 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.

QCF

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.

In partnership with:

Welsh Badminton

Badminton England

Badminton Scotland

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"We’ve delivered 1st4sport qualifications for a number of years. The staff are helpful and friendly, and the quality of the qualification package and support they provide means I have no hesitation in recommending them."

Barry Dawson, Programme Leader, Level 2/3 Sport, Darlington College