1st4sport Level 2 Award in Olympic Weight Lifting

Qualification Number 601/8264/7
Guided Learning Hours (Total Qualification Time) 4 (5)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 601/8264/7
Entry age: 14
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/01/2016
Qualification Review Date 30/09/2018
Certification End Date 30/09/2019
Qualification Specification Download

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 British Weight Lifting, this qualification is designed to allow the learner to efficiently and safely perform a range of Olympic Weightlifting techniques. Learners will gain an understanding of how to check that the environment is safe to lift and provide knowledge to perform an appropriate warm up and cool down. Learners from the age of 14 and above will be appropriately suited to attend the performance based qualification.

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* Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.

Prior to registration learners are required to:

  • be appropriately identified
  • at least 14 years of age
  • able to communicate effectively in English.

There are no further prerequisites prior to certification other than successful completion of all related 1st4sport assessed tasks, enabling full coverage of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this qualification.

It is recommended learners to have experience in using the snatch, clean and jerk techniques, however this is not a requirement.

The qualification is comprised of one mandatory unit. Learners must successfully complete this unit to achieve the qualification.

Unit Title Unit Reference No. GLH Level
1 Perform Olympic weight lifting techniques safely H/507/9780 4 2

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 quality assurance guidance notes, which includes a sample learning programme to support delivery,  sample answers to support assessment and sample internal quality assurance tools to support the quality assurance of the qualification
  • 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 2 Award in Olympic Weight Lifting Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach
  • internal assessment tools.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Olympic 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 centreserv[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.