1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting

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Qualification Number
GLH (TQT) 24 (31)
SFA/LAD Funding Code
Entry age: 17
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/06/2016
Qualification Review Date 31/12/2020
Certification End Date 31/12/2021
Qualification Specification 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. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre.

Developed in partnership with British Weight Lifting, the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting is the first qualification on the weight lifting coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners aged 17 and over with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching weight lifting. The foundation level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of weight lifting. Those who complete this Award will be able to assist other, more qualified coaches in delivering weight lifting coaching sessions to athletes of all ages.

The qualification is also excellent continuous professional development (CPD) for exercise and fitness industry professionals via The Register of Exercise Professionals**(REPs) – an ideal way to improve and broaden their skill set.

* Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.
**The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is a public register that recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. For more information, visit: www.exerciseregister.org.

Learners are required to be at least:

  • 17 years of age to attend the programme of training.

The qualification is divided into three mandatory components:

Unit Title Unit Reference No. GLH
The Role of the Assistant Weight Lifting Coach K/508/4480 8
M/508/4481 8
T/508/4482 8

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 Portfolios, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver and assess the qualification
  • delivery, assessment and internal quality assurance  guidance which include delivery models, sample answers including level of attainment information and internal quality assurance sample materials
  • 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 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting Delivery, Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance Approach

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

  • 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting Learner Portfolio
  • 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. 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.

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