|Qualification Accreditation Number ||500/9169/4|
|Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours) ||10 (78)|
|SFA/LAD Funding Code ||500/9169/4|
|Entry age: ||14+|
|Qualification Operational Start Date ||01/05/2010|
|Qualification Review Date ||31/12/2014|
|Certification End Date ||31/12/2015|
|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.
The 1st4sport Level 1 NVQ Award in Sport and Active Leisure (QCF) is a competence-based qualification that provides learners aged 14 and over with an opportunity to be assessed, over a period of time, on both the practical and theoretical aspects of working in a sport and active leisure environment. The qualification is ideal for young people in a school or college environment, or for those new to working in a sport and active leisure facility where they will:
- help to issue equipment
- provide good customer service
- deal with accidents and emergencies
- help to plan, prepare and lead sport and active leisure sessions.
Due to the learners’ age, it’s accepted that many will not be employed, but may be gathering their evidence in a college, school or other, more protected environment (eg a custodial establishment).
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.
To achieve the qualification, learners are required to be at least 14 years of age at registration.
The qualification is divided into the following mandatory units:
|Unit Title ||GLH ||Credit|
|C11 ||Help to Provide Equipment for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Activities ||24 ||3|
|C35 ||Deal with Accidents and Emergencies ||14 ||2|
|D15 ||Help to Give Good Levels of Service to Participants and Customers in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being ||16 ||2|
|Unit Title ||GLH ||Credit|
|D41 ||Help to Plan and Prepare an Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Session ||8 ||1|
|D42 ||Lead an Activity within an Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Session ||16 ||2|
|C21 ||Help to Maintain Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Facility Areas ||16 ||2|
|260 ||Help Maintain Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Activity Equipment ||16 ||2|
The credit values for the optional units must add up to a minimum of three; therefore, at least two optional units must be selected. The optional units reflect the two pathways a learner might follow: Coaching/Activity Leadership and Recreation Assistant. Although the units are grouped into the pathways, learners can choose any combination of the four optional units.
Unlike many other awarding bodies, which 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
- qualification administration that is available online, 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.
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 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.