1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership


The objective of the 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership is to provide a benefit to learners through an introduction into the principles and practice of safe, ethical and effective practice in leading activity sessions, and to confirm competence to the required standard in an appropriate sports/leisure environment.

This qualification has been developed by SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being, in consultation from industry experts in the area of sport and active leisure. It is therefore supported by industry experts.  

This qualification provides learners the opportunity to be assessed in their own work environment to confirm occupational competence in Activity leadership. Learners will need to be working or on an appropriate long term work placement in a relevant activity leadership role, in order to be assessed in the work environment over a period of time, and be at least 16 years of age to register for this qualification. This qualification can also be accessed as part of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership.

This qualification can lead to paid or voluntary employment in roles which involves leading activities for adults or young people. It could also be used as a progression to a sports specific coaching qualification. The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also be used to enable learners to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in activity leadership, leisure operations or operational services.After working in the industry for a period of time and having built on current level of knowledge and experience, some learners might wish to progress to supervisory/management roles, which the level 3 qualifications in Leisure Management and Sports Development can support.

Learners achieving this qualification might consider progression to the following qualifications:

Other roles that the learner may consider exploring to include:

  • Activity leader
  • Sports coach

Recognised centres offering this qualification determine their own fees and they will vary from centre to centre. The fees charged should entitle you to a programme of learning and assessment, registration and certification for the qualification, a 1st4sport Qualifications Learner Pack and an appropriate learning resource. For further information on the costs of courses, please contact a recognised centre. Opportunities for funding may be available via a recognised centre, if you are eligible.

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