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1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (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 500/5980/4
Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours) 5 (40)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 500/5980/4
Entry Age 16+
Qualification Accreditation Start Date 01/04/09
Qualification Review Date 31/12/16
Certification End Date 31/12/18

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 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (L2AUSSE) has been developed to give aspiring stewards vital knowledge and skills on how they should:

  • prepare for spectator events
  • control the entry, exit and movement of spectators at events
  • monitor crowds and respond to potential crowd problems at spectator events
  • respond to injuries, illnesses and other emergencies in active leisure and learning.

Conforming to the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide) minimum standard requirements, the qualification supersedes the NQF qualification – the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Event and Match Day Stewarding (L2CEMS). The qualification has been redeveloped, taking into account feedback from the industry, to make it more streamlined (ie 40 guided learning hours in comparison to 129 for the L2CEMS) and effective for steward training. Plus, you can still enjoy the same level of support you would expect from 1st4sport.

Nationally recognised, this qualification provides learners with the flexibility to work at any type of live event.

> 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!


Expert knowledge

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Event and Match Day Stewarding, which this qualification supersedes, was developed in partnership with industry experts in football safety, including:

You can therefore be confident that the content of the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events is the most up-to-date and relevant qualification in the industry. We have used the knowledge gained from developing the previous qualification to help develop this one, giving you peace of mind that your stewards will be able to do their jobs effectively.

High demand for the qualification

With a recognised Level 2 qualification being a compulsory requirement for stewards working in football stadiums and highly desirable at other live events, the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events is in demand.

Administration making your life simpler

The registration and certification of learners could not be simpler, with our time-saving, online system giving you access to your learners’ records at the click of a button!

Comprehensive package of training and assessment

Why not choose to offer the whole Suite of qualifications to provide your learners with a totally flexible, streamlined and progressive approach, and make running your courses more straightforward

  • Flexible: A choice of qualifications to suit each learner’s individual circumstances.
  • Streamlined: The recognition of prior learning (RPL) option of integrating the underpinning knowledge and components of assessment from the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events to the 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety means that much of the evidence required to achieve the NVQ has already been generated (through RPL) – reducing the duplication of work and saving you time and money.
  • Progressive: Whether learners are new to the industry or experienced and looking to advance to a more senior role, the qualifications within the Suite provide a progressive pathway for them to follow.

The Skills Funding Agency have decided that this qualification is now eligible for public funding for 2013/14; but funding cannot yet be guaranteed for 2014/15.


*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 16 years of age or over, prior to certification. This prerequisite is a requirement of the industry, as learners are not legally permitted to work as a steward unsupervised if they are under 18 years of age.

The qualification is divided into the following units:

Unit Title Accreditation No. Credit GLH*
1 How Stewards Prepare for Spectator Events Y/501/8958 1 10
2 How Stewards Control the Entry, Exit and Movement of Spectators at Events L/501/8956 2 15
3 How Stewards Monitor Crowds and Respond to Potential Crowd Problems at Spectator Events R/501/8957 1 10
4 How to Respond to Injuries, Illnesses and Other Emergencies in Active Leisure and Learning D/501/8959 1 5

* Guided learning hours

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:

  • 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.

The qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • the 1st4sport Recognised Centre Handbook and supporting CD-ROM
  • administration guidance and tools for recognised centres
  • a Learner Pack, consisting of:
    • Part One: Evidence gathering and assessment materials
    • Part Two: Information about the qualification
  • a Tutor/Assessor/Verifier Guidance Pack, consisting of:
    • Part One: Qualification standards
    • Part Two: 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 certificate. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre. Further information on fees is available from 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.