1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership

“The 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (QCF) is a great qualification as it has the flexibility to be able to allow our learners to develop in their chosen career path.”

Jo Mortimer, Apprenticeship Programme Manager, PGL


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Qualification Number 600/1201/8
Guided Learning Hours 224
Total Qualification Time 300
SFA/LAD Funding Code 600/1201/8
Entry age: 16
Apprenticeships Competence component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership
Qualification Operational Start Date 15/03/2011
Qualification Review Date 30/07/2021
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.

The 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership is an occupational qualification that provides learners with an opportunity to be assessed over a period of time on both the theoretical and practical aspects of activity leadership in the workplace. It is ideally suited for those who have experience in the area of activity leadership and wish to gain a nationally accredited qualification.

It can be delivered as:


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

Learners are required to be a minimum of 16 years of age.

The qualification is divided into the following units:

Mandatory Units (Learners must complete all six mandatory units.)

Title Accreditation No. Credit GLH*
Support the Work of Your Team and Organisation Y/601/4483 2 15
Prepare for Activity Sessions F/601/5532 4 30
Lead Activity Sessions J/601/5533 9 67
Conclude and Review Activity Sessions L/601/5534 4 30
Promote Health, Safety and Welfare in Active Leisure and Recreation D/601/4484 4 30
Support Equality and Diversity in Active Leisure and Recreation H/601/4485 2 15

Optional Units (Learners must complete two of the optional units.)

Title Accreditation No. Credit GLH*
Administer Finance and Information R/601/5535 3 22
Contribute to Joint Working with Other Organisations Y/601/5536 4 30
Support the Development of the Sport or Activity H/601/5538 2 15
Set Up, Take Down and Store Activity Equipment K/601/4486 3 22
Check and Service Activity Equipment M/601/4487 3 22
Contribute to Environmental Conservation in Active Leisure and Recreation L/601/4495 6 45
Give Customers a Positive Impression of Yourself and Your Organisation L/601/0933 5 33
Look After Participants when They are Away from Home K/601/5539 6 45
Enable Disabled People to Take Part in Activities D/601/5540 9 67
Contribute to Adventurous Activities H/601/5541 8 60
Contribute to Participants’ Personal and Social Development K/601/5542 5 37
Contribute to Participants’ Exploration and Understanding of the Natural Environment M/601/5543 4 30

*Guided learning hours

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 Packs, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver and assess 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
  • assessment tools.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership Learner Pack
  • 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 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.