1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Judo

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Qualification Number 603/1611/1
Guided Learning 40
Total Qualification Time 125
Credit Value 13
SFA/LAD Funding Code 603/1611/1
Entry age: 17
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/07/2017
Qualification Review Date 31/12/2020
Certification End Date 31/12/2022
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 Judo**, the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Judo is designed to provide learners aged 17 and over with an introduction to the processes and principles of coaching judo to adults and children. The Certificate offers an opportunity for judo coaches to be supported in developing the knowledge of how to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate a series of judo coaching sessions in a safe, ethical and effective manner. Those who complete this Certificate will be able to work as a judo coach, either alone or as part of a larger coaching team.

*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 Judo is composed of the constituent governing bodies for judo in the UK (British Judo Association, Welsh Judo Association, JudoScotland and Northern Ireland Judo Federation).

Prior to registration, learners are required to:

  • be accurately identified
  • be at least 17 years or above
  • hold a minimum British Judo Association (BJA) grade of 1st Kyu (Brown Belt) or a BJA-recognised equivalent
  • be able to communicate effectively in English1 (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Prior to claiming for certification,learners must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

1 Learners must be able to understand the requirements of the qualification and the information within the qualification materials, including assessment, in English without assistance. Where there is demand, this qualification may also be available in Welsh or Irish.

The qualification is divided into the following units:

Unit Title Reference number GLH
The role of the Judo coach K/615/7518 2
Plan a series of Judo coaching sessions M/615/7522 10
Deliver a series of Judo coaching sessions H/615/7534 8
Review a series Judo of coaching sessions F/615/7539 8
Technical coaching requirements for Judo J/615/7543 12

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 Packs, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver the qualification
  • tutor/assessor guidance notes, which include sample answers to support you when assessing your students
  • 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 Certificate in Coaching Judo Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach
  • Internal and independent assessment tools.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Judo Learner Pack
  • Internal and independent assessment tools
  • BJA Judo Diary 7th to 12th Mon
  • BJA Long Term Player Development booklet.

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.

This qualification is delivered through a licensed workforce exclusively managed by the governing body of sport. 1st4sport is happy to direct any organisation aspiring to deliver this qualification to the governing body of sport, where appropriate, to facilitate access for learners to the qualification. Email us at [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 Learning Records Service website.

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