1st4sport Level 2 Certificate for Coaches in Badminton

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“We’ve delivered 1st4sport qualifications for a number of years. The staff are helpful and friendly, and the quality of the qualification package and support they provide means I have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Barry Dawson, Programme Leader, Level 2/3 Sport, Darlington College

Qualification Number 601/8263/5
Guided Learning Hours(Total Qualification Time) 26 (130)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 601/8263/5
Entry age: 18
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/01/2016
Qualification Review Date 31/05/2020
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 the National Source Group for Badminton1, the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate for Coaches in Badminton provides learners aged 18 and over with an opportunity to study and be assessed on both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching badminton. They will develop their knowledge of how to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate a series of badminton coaching sessions in a safe, ethical and effective manner. The Certificate qualifies holders to coach the skills and techniques of the sport of badminton to players of all ages.

1The National Source Group for Badminton is composed of the constituent governing bodies for Badminton in the UK (Welsh Badminton, BADMINTONscotland and BADMINTON England).

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

Prior to the certification, learners are required to:

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age (or 17 with a relevant recommendation)
  • hold the 1st4sport Level 1 Award for Assistant Coaches Badminton or recognised equivalent2.

2 Equivalent qualifications include the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Badminton (QCF), BADMINTONscotland Instructors Award, the BADMINTON England Level 1 or The Welsh Badminton Union Leaders Award. Any qualifications away from these recognised equivalences will be dealt with per individual application.

The qualification is divided into the following five mandatory units:

Unit Title Reference number Level GLH
1 The role of the coach in Badminton Y/507/9775 2 5
2 Plan a series of coaching sessions in Badminton D/507/9776 2 5
3 Deliver a series of Badminton coaching sessions H/507/9777 2 5
4 Review a series of Badminton coaching sessions K/507/9778 2 4
5 Technical Coaching Requirements for Badminton M/507/9779 2 7

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 includes a learning programme, sample answers to support you when assessing your students and internal quality assurance tools
  • 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 2 Certificate for Coaches in Badminton Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach
  • UKCC Level 2 Badminton Coaching Handbook.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate for Coaches in Badminton Learner Portfolio
  • UKCC Level 2 Badminton Coaching 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 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.