1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Badminton (QCF)
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|Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours)||19 (113)|
|SFA/LAD Funding Code||501/2306/3|
|Apprenticeships||Knowledge component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership (coaching pathway)|
|Qualification Operational Start Date||01/11/2010|
|Qualification Review Date||28/02/2015|
|Certification End Date||28/02/2017|
|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 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.
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.
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|
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 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 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.
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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 QCF. Further information about the benefits of the 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.