1st4sport Level 1 in Coaching and Instructing Sport in Prisons (Basketball)


Qualification Number: 603/5251/6

The 1st4sport Level 1 in Coaching and Instructing Sport in Prisons (Basketball) provides existing P.E Officers in prisons with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver basketball sessions within a prison setting.

This qualification is designed for current P.E Officers employed by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service wishing to progress in their role as a P.E Officers. It is solely for those who are already working in prisons and who have responsibility for delivering coaching sessions within the prison environment.

Prior to registration you are required to:

  • be accurately identified
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be employed by Her Majesties Prison and Probation Service
  • be undertaking P.E Officer National Training
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

There are no further prerequisites prior to certification other than the successful completion of all related 1st4sport assessed tasks or equivalent.

This qualification may lead to further employment in the prison service or externally to pursue a career in coaching sport.

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 and a 1st4sport Learner Pack. For further information on the costs of courses, please contact a recognised centre. Opportunities for funding may also be available via a recognised centre, if you are eligible.