|Qualification Number ||501/0797/5|
Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours)
|SFA/LAD Funding Code ||N/A|
|Entry age: ||18|
|Qualification Operational Start Date ||01/05/11|
|Qualification Operational End Date ||31/12/14|
|Certification End Date ||31/12/16|
|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 NVQ Award in Mechanical Ride Operation is a competence-based qualification that provides learners aged 18 and over with an opportunity to be assessed, over a period of time, on both the practical and theoretical aspects of working in, typically, a leisure park, pier or attraction. The qualification is ideal for those new to working in this area, or looking to gain qualifications and recognition for work experience. It can be used:
- to confirm competence working in the leisure industry
- as part of the development of a credible CV for employment in spectator safety
- as a progression to the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Leisure Management (currently in development).
This qualification is part of a suite professionally recognised by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), ideal in supporting an individual's personal and professional development within the industry.
*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 18 years of age
- have the opportunity to be assessed working in a leisure park, pier or attraction
Learners must successfully complete all of the following units:
|Unit Title ||Unit Reference Number ||Credit|
|1 ||Open and close mechanical rides to the public ||D/601/3366 ||1|
|2 ||Operate mechanical rides ||H/601/3367 ||1|
|3 ||Contribute to the health and safety of mechanical ride operation ||M/601/3369 ||2|
|4 ||Help to give good levels of service to participants and customers in active leisure, learning and well-being ||H/600/9657 ||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:
- a full and comprehensive Learner Pack
- Assessor Guidance Notes
- 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.
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.