1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services

Qualification Number 501/0797/5

Guided Learning Hours


Total Qualification Time

SFA/LAD Funding Code 501/0797/5
Entry age: 16
Operational Start Date 01/08/11
Registration End Date 31/12/2018
Certification End Date 31/12/2020
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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.

The 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services is a competence-based qualification that provides learners aged 16 and over with an opportunity to be assessed, over a period of time, on both the practical and theoretical aspects of working in a sport and active leisure environment. The qualification is ideal for those new to working in a sport and active leisure facility, or looking to gain qualifications and recognition for work experience. It can be used:

  • to confirm competence working in the leisure industry
  • as part of the development of a credible CV for employment in spectator safety
  • as a progression to the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management.

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

To achieve the qualification, learners are required to be at least 16 years of age at registration.

Mandatory Units
Learners must successfully complete all of the following units:

Unit Title Unit Reference Number Credit
1 Support the Work of the Team and Organisation Y/601/4483 2

Promote Health, Safety and Welfare in Active Leisure and Recreation

D/601/4484 4

Support Equality and Diversity in Active Leisure and Recreation

H/601/4485 2
4 Give Customers a Positive Impression of Yourself and Your Organisation (ICS1) L/601/0933 5

Optional Units
Learners must complete a minimum of four of the following units:

Unit Title Unit Reference Number Credit
5 Set Up, Take Down and Store Activity Equipment K/601/4486 3
6 Check and Service Activity Equipment M/601/4487 3
7 Site Caravans on Parks A/601/4489 3
8 Clean and Tidy Facility Areas M/601/4490 2
9 Deal with Substances Hazardous to Health T/601/4491 2
10 Operate Plant to Maintain the Quality of Pool Water A/601/4492 4
11 Operate Plant to Provide and Maintain an Ice Surface F/601/4493 4
12 Carry Out Maintenance and Minor Repairs (Asset Skills) A/600/6344 3
13 Prepare Hard Standings and Paths for Caravans J/601/4494 3
14 Use and Maintain Non-powered and Hand-held Powered Tools and Equipment (LANTRA1) K/502/0438 3
15 Use and Maintain Pedestrian-controlled Powered Equipment (LANTRA) R/502/0434 3
16 Use and Maintain Ride-on Powered Equipment (LANTRA) H/502/0440 3
17 Use and Maintain Chippers and/or Shredders (LANTRA) T/502/0443 3
18 Maintain Grounds of Premises and Facilities (Asset Skills) H/601/6513 3
19 Monitor and Maintain Electrical and Plumbing Services (Asset Skills) Y/601/6542 4
20 Maintain Site Security and Safety (Asset Skills) J/601/6522 3
21 Check and Maintain Sport/Play Surfaces and Equipment D/601/4050 3

Contribute to Environmental Conservation in Active Leisure and Recreation

L/601/4495 6
23 Maintain the Safety of the Pool Environment and its Users R/601/4496 4
24 Maintain the Safety of the Ice Rink Environment and its Users D/601/4498 3
25 Process Payments for Purchases H/601/4499 2
26 Provide a Facility Reception Service L/601/4500 2
27 Resolve Customer Service Problems (ICS) M/601/1511 6
28 Support Other Team Members in their Work R/601/4501 1

1 Institute of Customer Service
2The Sector Skills Council for Environmental and Land-based Industries

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.

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 Regulated Qualifications Framework (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 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.