1st4sport Level 3 Award in Delivering Learning

“The 1st4sport Education and Training Suite of qualifications are perfect to offer to anyone looking for the chance to tutor, assess or quality assure with confidence. The qualifications come with very helpful supporting resources.”

Mike Hamilton, Chief Executive, British Orienteering

Qualification Number 601/0920/8
Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours) 6 (24)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 601/0920/8
Entry age: 18
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/09/2013
Qualification Review Date 31/07/2020
Qualification Specification Download

This qualification is equivalent to Level 4 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 3 Award in Delivering Learning is introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification for anyone wanting to teach/tutor/train adult learners. This qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement. Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role. However, there is a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching.

As the qualification provides an introduction to teaching it can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, such as individuals:

  • who are not required by their employer to achieve the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, as they are not delivering to learners on government funded programmes/qualifications
  • not currently teaching or training – achievement of the qualification does not require practice other than micro-teaching;
  • currently teaching and training, including those who have just begun teaching and training – although the qualification does not require practice other than the microteaching, opportunities may be made available to observe and provide feedback on a trainee’s practice;
  • currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides and introduction to teaching.

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

Prior to registration, learners are required to:

  • be 18 years or over
  • be able to communicate effectively in English1 (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

1 Learners must be able to understand the requirements of the qualification and the information within the qualification materials 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
Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training D/505/0052 24 6

Unlike many other awarding organisations, 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 assessment tasks to help you deliver and assess the qualification
  • tutor/assessor guidance notes, 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
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Delivering Learning Tutor/Assessor/Verifier Guidance Pack
  • assessment tools.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Delivering Learning 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 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.