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1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Fives

Qualification Number 600/3895/0
Guided Learning Hours 31
Totla Qualification Time 131
SFA/LAD Funding Code 600/3895/0
Entry age: 18
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/01/2012
Qualification Review Date 31/12/2019
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 the Fives Federation**, the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Fives is the second qualification on the fives coaching ladder, providing learners with an introduction to the processes and principles of coaching fives to adults and children. The Certificate offers an opportunity for fives coaches to be supported in developing the knowledge of how to effectively plan, conduct and evaluate a series of fives coaching sessions in a safe, ethical and effective manner. Those who complete this Certificate will be able to work as a fives coach, either alone or as part of a larger team.

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

**The Fives Federation is composed of the Eton Fives Association (EFA), Rugby Fives Association (RFA) and Wallball UK.

Learners are required to:

prior to registration

  • be a minimum of 17 years of age (on the first day of the learning programme)
  • have experience of playing fives

prior to certification

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age.

The above prerequisites, for those who do not already hold the appropriate evidence, will normally be provided by recognised centres as part of the learning programme.

The qualification is divided into the following units:

Unit Title Unit Reference No. GLHs Credit
201 Understanding the Fundamentals of Coaching Sport J/601/2101 22 3
202 Understanding How to Develop Participants through Coaching Sport Y/601/2104 12 2
203 Supporting Participants’ Lifestyle through Coaching Sport H/601/2106 16 2
204 Understanding the Principles of Safe and Equitable Coaching Practice M/601/2108 13 2
205 Plan a Series of Fives Coaching Sessions A/503/6126 9 3
206 Prepare the Fives Coaching Environment F/503/6127 14 2
207 Deliver a Series of Fives Coaching Sessions J/503/6128 16 2
208 Monitor and Evaluate Fives Coaching Sessions F/503/6130 6 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 Packs, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver and assess the qualification
  • tutor/assessor guidance notes, which include sample answers to support you when assessing your learners
  • 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, including a recommended learning programme
  • 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 Fives Learner Pack
  • internal and independent assessment tools
  • CD-ROM.

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.

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