|Qualification Number ||600/0488/5|
|Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours) ||6 credits (35 GLH)|
|SFA/LAD Funding Code ||600/0488/5|
|Entry age: ||17|
|Qualification Operational Start Date ||01/01/2011|
|Qualification Operational End Date ||31/12/2013|
|Certification End Date ||31/12/2015|
|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.
Developed in partnership with sports coach UK and other experts within the sector, the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF) provides learners aged 17 and over with an introduction to the processes and principles of supporting child development through multi-skills.
Learners aged 17 years and over who achieve this qualification will:
- become qualified to support children’s successful participation in sport
- learn how to design, deliver and evaluate multi-skills activity sessions
- make a positive impact on the children they’re working with by developing their movement confidence and sport-related skills
- help children master the fundamentals of movement in a fun, imaginative and progressive way
- make sport more enjoyable for children and young people...and much more!
For more information about why you should apply to deliver this qualification download the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF) flyer
Who is the Qualification for?
The qualification is suitable for:
- sport-specific coaches who wish to specialise in coaching children and young people
- sports coaches who work or aspire to work in schools
- coaches who work predominantly with children
- coaches employed through funded-initiatives, such as ‘Football in the Community’
- coaches employed/deployed through local authorities’ sports development departments
- students at both universities and colleges looking to develop their existing coaching skills with children
- adults involved in the delivery of sport and physical activity in primary and/or secondary education that meet the appropriate pre-requisite criteria (see below).
*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 17 years of age.
Prior to certification, learners are also required to hold or be working towards a minimum of a Level 2 Coaching Qualification or recognised equivalent.
The qualification is divided into the following units:
|Unit Title ||Reference No. ||GLHs ||Credit|
|1 ||Understand how to support child development through multi-skills ||K/502/6823 ||10 ||2|
|2 ||Developing fundamental movement skills (FMS) through multi-skills coaching ||T/502/6825 ||12 ||2|
|3 ||Developing fundamental sport skills (FSS) through multi-skills coaching ||A/502/6826 ||12 ||2|
Unlike many other awarding bodies, 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 students
- 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 following resources support the qualification:
- Administrative guidance and tools for recognised centres
- 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF) Qualification Specification
- 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF) Tutor/Assessor and Verifier Guidance Pack
- 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF) Learning and Assessment Materials Guidance Pack
For learners, the following resources support the qualification:
- 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF) Learner Pack Part One
- 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF) Learner Pack Part Two
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.