|Qualification Number ||600/7983/6|
|Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours) ||18 (111–127)|
|SFA/LAD Funding Code ||600/7983/6|
|Entry Age: ||16|
|Apprenticeships ||Knowledge component of Intermediate Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations|
|Qualification Operational Start Date ||01 April 2013|
|Qualification Review Date ||30 April 2014|
|Certification End Date ||30 April 2016|
|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.
The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations (QCF) is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to be able to work within the leisure industry. The level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to operate in the leisure industry in roles such as leisure attendant or recreation assistant. The qualification is also the knowledge component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations.
*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 16 years of age to attend the programme of training.
To qualify for the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations (QCF), learners must successfully complete/have 13 credits for all six mandatory units and a minimum of five credits from the optional unit group.
|Mandatory Unit Group|
|Title ||Reference No. ||Level ||GLH ||Credit|
|1 ||Understanding the Active Leisure and Learning Sector ||Y/600/1734 ||2 ||15 ||2|
|2 ||Understanding Employment Rights and Responsibilities ||J/600/0840 ||2 ||15 ||2|
|3 ||Customer Care and Diversity in Active Leisure ||T/503/0731 ||2 ||11 ||2|
|4 ||Health, Safety, Security and Welfare in Active Leisure ||K/503/0743 ||2 ||30 ||4|
|5 ||Developing Self in an Active Leisure Job Role ||Y/503/0737 ||2 ||5 ||1|
|6 ||Teamwork in Active Leisure ||L/503/0735 ||2 ||11 ||2|
|Optional Unit Group|
|7 ||Cleaning in Active Leisure ||D/503/0738 ||2 ||7 ||1|
|8 ||Handling and Maintaining Equipment in Active Leisure ||H/503/0739 ||2 ||14 ||3|
|9 ||Pool Lifeguarding ||J/503/5352 ||2 ||40 ||5|
|10 ||Swimming Pool Water Testing ||Y/503/0740 ||2 ||4 ||1|
|11 ||Understanding How to Sell Services and Products to Customers in Active Leisure ||L/503/0783 ||3 ||20 ||4|
|12 ||Know How to Provide an Active Leisure Facility Reception Service ||L/504/6563 ||2 ||18 ||2|
Unlike many other awarding organisations, 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 and assess the qualification
- tutor/assessor guidance notes, which include sample answers to support you when assessing your learners
- 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 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations (QCF) Tutor/Assessor/Verifier Guidance Pack
- 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations (QCF) Tutor/Assessor/Verifier Guidance to Assessment Pack
- assessment tools.
For learners, the qualification is supported by the following resources:
- 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations (QCF) Learner Pack
- assessment tools.
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.
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.