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1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Volleyball

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Qualification Number 600/4495/0
Guided Learning Hours 48
Total Qualification Time 121
SFA/LAD Funding Code 600/4495/0
Entry age: 18
Qualification Operational Start Date 24/01/2012
Qualification Review Date 31/12/2020
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 UK Source Group for Volleyball**, the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Volleyball is the second qualification on the Volleyball coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide a benefit to learners through an introduction into the principles/practice of safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of volleyball sessions to adults and young people in an appropriate environment. The Certificate qualifies learners to lead coaching sessions utilising the skills and techniques, as identified in the Level 2 Volleyball Technical Syllabus, to adults and children. Therefore, this qualification will prepare learners for employment in coaching volleyball. In addition, the qualification will also enable successful learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level if they wish to do so.

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

**The UK Source Group for Volleyball is composed of the constituent governing bodies for volleyball in the UK (England Volleyball Association, British Volleyball, Scotland Volleyball Association, Northern Ireland Volleyball Association and Volleyball Wales Association).


  • at least 18 years of age
  • hold UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Volleyball or equivalent as approved by the Home Nation Governing Body
  • be able to communicate effectively in English2 (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

There are no additional pre-requisites to certification other then successful completion of the required assessments.

1Learners must be able to understand the requirements of the qualification and the information within the resources 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 Accreditation no. GLH Credit
201 Understanding the fundamentals of coaching sport J/601/2101 22 3
202 Understanding how to develop participant(s) through coaching sport Y/601/2104 12 2
203 Supporting participant(s)’ 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 volleyball coaching sessions M/503/7113 9 2
206 Prepare the volleyball coaching environment K/503/7112 14 2
207 Deliver a series of volleyball coaching sessions H/503/7111 16 2
208 Monitor and evaluate volleyball coaching sessions D/503/7110 6 2

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 and assess 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 Volleyball Delivery, assessment and Quality Assurance Approach
  • Assessment tools.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Volleyball 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 Learning Records Service website.

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