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1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (QCF)

“1st4sport spectator safety qualifications provide us with an excellent training and assessment package that has made delivering the courses straightforward. We enjoy an excellent relationship with the team, in particular the EVs, who are always very helpful and provide a guiding presence.”

Peter Swordy, Head of Centre of Excellence, Wembley National Stadium Limited

“Introducing 1st4sport’s qualifications at Chelsea Football Club has moved stewarding to a new level.”

Jill Dawson, Safety Officer, Chelsea Football Club


Qualification Accreditation Number

500/9116/5

Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours) 29 (85)
SFA/LAD Funding Code

500/9116/5

Entry Age

16+
Apprenticeships Competence and knowledge components of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Spectator Safety
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/04/2009
Review Date 31/12/2017
Cert end date 31/12/2019
Qualification Specification Download
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.

The 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (L2NCSS) gives stewards the flexibility to work at any type of live event meeting the minimum requirements for stewards’ competence for employment, as detailed in the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide).

The qualification provides a work-based assessment of the knowledge and competence of a steward and is ideally suited to those who are already carrying out the role and wish to match their current skills and knowledge to a recognised standard.

Learners completing this qualification will be provided with the knowledge and skills enabling them to:

  • prepare for spectator events
  • control the entry, exit and movement of people at spectator events
  • monitor spectators and deal with crowd problems
  • contribute to the work of the team
  • help to manage conflict
  • deal with accidents and emergencies.

Those learners who have already completed the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events will be entitled to full use of supported recognition of prior learning (RPL), which can reduce the amount of assessment required to complete the qualification.

> Find out why Wembley National Stadium uses the 1st4sport Spectator Safety Suite.

Why Deliver this Qualification?


NEW

1st4sport Qualifications have developed a new Learner Pack which allows your learners to complete both the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF) and the 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (QCF), with reduced assessment burden.Four of the previous nine tasks contained within the 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (QCF) have been removed, yet both qualification requirements are still thoroughly met.

This means your learners save even more time as the assessment work they have to complete is dramatically reduced!


High demand for the qualification

With a Level 2 recognised qualification being a compulsory requirement for stewards within football stadiums, and being highly desirable at other live events, qualified stewards are becoming increasingly essential for any live occasion.

Natural progression from the VRQ and learners benefit from RPL

Centres offering the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events will find offering this NVQ ideal for their learners. The Level 2 VRQ qualification provides confirmation of learners’ competence as a steward, while this NVQ takes them on to the next stage – an assessed confirmation of their competence in the workplace over time.

By completing the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events learners will also be entitled to full use of supported recognition of prior learning (RPL), which can reduce the amount of assessment required to complete this NVQ.


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

Centre systems for the initial assessment of learners must ensure that pre-requisites to registration and certification are considered during the application stage. To register onto the 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (QCF), learners are required to:

• be a minimum 16 years old.
• be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Prior to certification, learners are required to:

• be a minimum of 17 years old.

Although the prerequisite of 16 is for the qualification itself, some employers will require stewards to be over 18 years of age before undertaking work.

The qualification is divided into the following units:

Unit Title Unit No. Credit GLH
1 Prepare for spectator events Y/502/9345 12 5
2 Control the entry, exit and movement of people at spectator events M/502/9352 12 8
3 Monitor spectators and deal with crowd problems A/502/9354 12 8
4 Help to manage conflict J/501/5134 20 4
5 Support the work of the team and organisation Y/601/4483 15 2
6 Deal with accidents and emergencies D/501/5138 14 2

NEW

1st4sport Qualifications have developed a new Learner Pack which allows your learners to complete both the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF) and the 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (QCF), with reduced assessment burden.Four of the previous nine tasks contained within the 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (QCF) have been removed, yet both qualification requirements are still thoroughly met.

This means your learners save even more time as the assessment work they have to complete is dramatically reduced!


Unlike many other awarding bodies, which just supply you with the basic qualification standards, we go a step further by providing:level-2-spec-safety-supp-mtt

  • 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 support you and your staff in the delivery, assessment and quality assurance of the qualification.
  • qualification administration that is all carried out online, enabling you to process students quickly and effectively, and making the records we hold on your students 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 can be found on your qualification application form.

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 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.