|Qualification Accreditation Number ||600/1795/8|
|Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours) ||8 (32)|
|SFA/LAD Funding Code ||600/1795/8|
|Entry age: ||16|
|Qualification Operational Start Date ||14/04/2011|
|Qualification Operational End Date ||31/12/2015|
|Certification End Date ||31/12/2017|
|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.
From the coach’s perspective, children and young people from any background can display patterns of behaviour which are disruptive to others and difficult to manage. As identified in the recent Centre for Social Justice’s Sport Working Group’s report ‘More than a game’ (PDF), welfare programmes that seek to use sport as a means of improving individuals’ life chances requires a different skill-set to the coaching of sport for its own sake.
Developed in partnership with the Active Communities Network1 and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation2, the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Using Sport to Tackle Youth Crime (QCF) provides learners, aged 16 years of age and above, with an opportunity to develop both the practical and theoretical aspects of the principles of using sport to tackle crime.
It offers learners an introduction to and an opportunity to promote their knowledge and understanding of:
- developing and maintaining local partnerships to challenge youth crime and anti-social behaviour
- implementing sport interventions to challenge youth crime and anti-social behaviour
- how to engage with participants using sport interventions to challenge youth crime and anti-social behaviour.
1 The Active Communities Network is a voluntary sector charity committed to the use and promotion of sports, arts and cultural activities to improve youth citizenship, social inclusion and community cohesion.
2 The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation was set up to promote the use of sport as a tool for social change and is supported by the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, 46 of the greatest living sports legends, who volunteer their services as global ambassadors.
*Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.
Prior to registration, learners are required to be at least 16 years of age.
The qualification is divided into the following units:
|Unit Title ||Accreditation No. ||GLH ||Credit|
|1 ||Develop and maintain local partnerships to challenge youth crime and anti-social behaviour ||F/503/1879 ||10 ||2|
|2 ||Implement sport interventions to challenge youth crime and anti-social behaviour ||J/503/1883 ||11 ||4|
|3 ||Understand how to engage with participants using sport interventions to challenge youth crime and anti-social behaviour ||L/503/1884 ||11 ||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 Award in Using Sport to Tackle Youth Crime (QCF) Tutor/Assessor/Verifier Guidance
- 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Using Sport to Tackle Youth Crime (QCF) Tutor/Assessor/Verifier Guidance to Assessment
- internal assessment tools.
For learners, the qualification is supported by the following resources:
- 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Using Sport to Tackle Youth Crime (QCF) Learner Pack
- internal 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 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.