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1st4sport Level 1 Award in Developing Community Activities for Youth At Risk

Qualification Accreditation Number 603/0061/9
Guided Learning Hours (Total Qualification Time) 13 (13)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 603/0061/9
Entry age: 14
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/08/2016
Qualification Operational End Date 31/07/2019
Certification End Date 31/07/2020
Qualification Specification Download
Qualification Purpose Statement Download

This qualification is equivalent to Level 2 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 Active Communities Network** and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation***, the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Developing Community Activities for Youth At Risk provides learners, aged 14 years of age and above, with an opportunity to develop both the practical and theoretical aspects to be able to support disenfranchised youths in a variety of communities.

On successful completion learners will:

  • understand the benefits of community-focussed activities
  • understand how partners can contribute to community-focussed activities
  • understand how to support individuals participating in community-focussed activities
  • understand relevant health and safety issue when planning community-focussed activities
  • be able to plan a community-focussed activity
  • be able to perform a safety check for a community-based activity
  • understand how to review a community-focussed activity

*Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.
**The Active Communities Network is a voluntary sector charity committed to the use and promotion of sports, arts and cultural activities to improve youth citizenship, social inclusion and community cohesion.

***The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation was set up to promote the use of sport as a tool for social change and is supported by the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, 46 of the greatest living sports legends, who volunteer their services as global ambassadors.

Prior to registration, learners are required to:

  • be accurately identified
  • be at least 14 years of age.
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

The qualification is divided into the following components:

Unit Title Accreditation No. GLH Level
1 Understanding how to plan community-focussed activities   D/508/5707 9 1
2 Plan a community-focussed activity K/508/5709 4 1

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 Portfolios, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver and assess the qualification
  • full and comprehensive Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance guidance, which includes a suggested delivery model, sample answers to support you when assessing your learners and internal quality assurance templates and tools
  • 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 1 Award in Developing Community Activities for Youth At Risk Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach
  • internal assessment tools.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Developing Community Activities for Youth At Risk Learner Portfolio
  • internal 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 are interested in gaining qualification approval for this qualification, please email [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 RQF 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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