1st4sport Level 1 Award for Assistant Coaches in Badminton

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Qualification Number 601/8262/3
Guided Learning Hours (Total Qualification Time) 18 (39)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 601/8262/3
Entry age: 16
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/01/2016
Qualification Review Date 31/05/2020
Qualification Specification Download
Qualification Purpose Statement Download

This qualification is equivalent to Level 2 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)*.

To find out how to apply to deliver this qualification see the How to Apply section.

Developed in partnership with the National Source group for Badminton** the 1st4sport Level 1 Award for Assistant Coaches in Badminton is the first qualification on the badminton coaching ladder. The qualification prepares learners for employment as an assistant coach in badminton. As a level 1 assistant coach in badminton, learners will be able to deliver:

  • general warm up activities
  • series of badminton activities; completing an evaluation of this
  • cool-down activities

These activities would be completed with the support of a qualified Level 2 coach or as part of a larger coaching team, and will enable learners to coach badminton to players of all ages.

*Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.
**The National Source Group for Badminton is composed of the constituent governing bodies for Badminton in the UK (Welsh Badminton, BADMINTONscotland and BADMINTON England).


Prior to registration for the qualification learners are required to:

  • be accurately identified
  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Note: prior to registration learners must be able to demonstrate that they have some experience of playing badminton and are able to participate in a short rally, or they must be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of what is required when playing badminton and the technicalities required when participating in a short rally.

There are no additional prerequisites to certification other than successful coverage of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria (usually demonstrated via successful completion of all assessed tasks in the 1st4sport Learner Portfolio).

The qualification is divided into the following three components:

Unit Title Reference number GLH Level
The role of the coaching assistant in badminton J/507/9772 8 1
The badminton coaching assistant in practice L/507/9773 9 1
Technical requirement for assistant coaches in badminton R/507/9774 7 1

Unlike many other awarding bodies, who just supply you with the basic qualification standards, we go that extra mile to support you by providing:

  • full and comprehensive Learner Portfolios, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver and assess the qualification
  • delivery, assessment and quality assurance guidance, 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:

  • Administrative guidance and tools for recognised centres
  • Qualification Specification
  • 1st4sport Level 1 Award for Assistant Coaches in Badminton Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach

For learners, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • 1st4sport Level 1 Award for Assistant Coaches in Badminton Learner Portfolio
  • The Badminton Level 1 Assistant Coach Handbook
  • Badminton Technical Templates

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.Centre recognition, qualification approval and annual centre fees may also be applicable.

If you would like to offer this qualification, please contact [email protected]

This qualification sits on the RQF. Further information about the benefits of the framework can be found by visiting the Ofqual website.

All learners being registered for RQF qualifications are required to have a Unique Learner Number (ULN) issued by the Learner Register. To be approved to offer this RQF 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.