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1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Outdoor Programmes

Qualification Accreditation Number 600/1770/3
Guided Learning Hours 185
Total Qualification Time 390
SFA/LAD Funding Code 600/1770/3

Entry Age

18
Apprenticeships Competence component of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Outdoor Programmes
Qualification Operational Start Date: 08/07/2011
Qualification Review Date: 31/12/2020
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 NVQ Diploma in Outdoor Programmes is an occupational qualification that provides learners with an opportunity to be assessed over a period of time for both the theoretical and practical aspects of outdoor programmes in the workplace. The qualification can be taken in the context of outdoor recreation, outdoor education or outdoor development training.

It’s ideally suited for those who have experience in the area of outdoor programmes wishing to gain a nationally accredited qualification. However, it can also be undertaken as a stand-alone qualification, or as part of a larger collection of qualifications within an Apprenticeship.


*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 18 years of age.

Outdoor Programmes Pathways

This qualification can be assessed via three different pathways, Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education and Outdoor Development Training. The information below details the type of learner for whom each pathway would be appropriate, which units are mandatory and how to select the appropriate number of optional units.

All three pathways include the following Mandatory Units which must be completed:

Title

Accreditation No.

Credit

Contribute to improving personal and organisational performance

H/503/0885

3

Organise people and resources for outdoor programmes

A/503/0939

4

Ensure the health, safety, welfare and security of customers and staff

A/503/0651

4

Promote the conservation of the environment

M/503/0940

3

Establish and maintain effective working relationships in the outdoors

T/503/0910

8

Outdoor Recreation Pathway

This pathway is suitable for learners working in the outdoors to deliver organised and self-guided outdoor activities for ‘fun’.

Learners are required to complete the five mandatory units detailed above. In addition, learners should select a minimum of two units from the Pathway units listed below, and a further two units from the optional units. If learners select all three units from the Pathway units, then only one unit needs to be selected from the Optional units. The credit from all units (mandatory, pathway and optional) should add up to a minimum of 39 credits.

Pathway Units
(choose two or three)

Title

Accreditation No.

Credit

Allocate and monitor the progress and quality of work in own area of responsibility

M/602/1844

14

Design outdoor recreation programmes

Y/503/0897

5

Facilitate recreation in the outdoors

H/503/0935

5

Optional Units
(if two Pathway units have been selected, choose two optional units. If three Pathway units have been selected, choose one optional unit)

Title

Accreditation No.

Credit

Support the efficient use of resources

H/502/8456

5

Provide leadership in own area of responsibility

A/502/9161

9

Organise and supervise travel

Y/602/1840

7

Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

Y/601/1695

3

Supervise residential experiences

T/503/1006

4

Contribute to the prevention and management of abusive and aggressive behaviour

T/601/1168

4

Enable disabled people to take part in activities

D/601/5540

9

Facilitate adventurous experiences

K/503/0919

7

Facilitate participants’ investigation and understanding of the environment

D/503/0934

6

Outdoor Education Pathway

This pathway is suitable for learners working in the outdoors to deliver experiential, environmental, physical and social education.

Learners are required to complete the five mandatory units detailed above. In addition, learners should complete the two units from the Pathway units listed below, and a further two units from the optional units. The credit from all units (mandatory, pathway and optional) should add up to a minimum of 45 credits.

Pathway Units
(both units must be completed)

Title

Accreditation No.

Credit

Facilitate education in the outdoors

J/503/0927

13

Promote the transfer of learning from outdoor experiences

A/503/0987

3

Optional Units
(choose two optional units)

Title

Accreditation No.

Credit

Design outdoor education programmes

A/503/0889

5

Allocate and monitor the progress and quality of work in own area of responsibility

M/602/1844

14

Support the efficient use of resources

H/502/8456

5

Provide leadership in own area of responsibility

A/502/9161

9

Organise and supervise travel

Y/602/1840

7

Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

Y/601/1695

3

Supervise residential experiences

T/503/1006

4

Contribute to the prevention and management of abusive and aggressive behaviour

T/601/1168

4

Enable disabled people to take part in activities

D/601/5540

9

Facilitate adventurous experiences

K/503/0919

7

Facilitate participants’ investigation and understanding of the environment

D/503/0934

6

Outdoor Development Training Pathway

This pathway is suitable for learners working in the outdoors to deliver leadership, team and management development.
Learners are required to complete the five mandatory units detailed above. In addition, learners should complete the three units from the Pathway units listed below, and a further unit from the optional units. The credit from all units (mandatory, pathway and optional) should add up to a minimum of 46 credits.

Pathway Units
(all three units must be completed)

Title

Accreditation No.

Credit

Design outdoor development training programmes

K/503/0886

6

Facilitate learning using outdoor development training

Y/503/0933

12

Promote the transfer of learning from outdoor experiences

A/503/0987

3

Optional Units
(choose one optional unit)

Title

Accreditation No.

Credit

Allocate and monitor the progress and quality of work in own area of responsibility

M/602/1844

14

Support the efficient use of resources

H/502/8456

5

Provide leadership in own area of responsibility

A/502/9161

9

Organise and supervise travel

Y/602/1840

7

Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

Y/601/1695

3

Supervise residential experiences

T/503/1006

4

Contribute to the prevention and management of abusive and aggressive behaviour

T/601/1168

4

Enable disabled people to take part in activities

D/601/5540

9

Facilitate adventurous experiences

K/503/0919

7

Facilitate participants’ investigation and understanding of the environment

D/503/0934

6

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 the qualification
  • qualification administration that is available online, 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 3 NVQ Diploma in Outdoor Programmes 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.