1st4sport Level 1 Coaching Assistant in Basketball

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">Learner Information
Qualification Number 603/2838/1
Guided Learning Hours 16
Total Qualification Time 40
SFA/LAD Funding Code 603/2838/1
Entry age: 16
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/01/2018
Qualification Review Date 31/12/2020
Certification End Date 31/12/2021
Qualification Specification 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 National Source Group for Basketball**, the 1st4sport Level 1 Coaching Assistant in Basketball is the first qualification on the basketball coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching basketball. The level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective coaching of basketball. Those who complete this Award will be able to assist more qualified basketball coaches to deliver basketball coaching sessions to adults and children.


*Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal
**The National Source Group for Basketball is composed of the constituent governing bodies for basketball in the UK (England Basketball, basketballscotland and Basketball Wales.)


Prior to registration, learners are required to:

  • be 16 years of age 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 three units:

Unit Title Reference No. GLH Credit
1 The role of the basketball coaching assistant M/616/8231 9 1
2 The basketball coaching assistant in practice A/616/8233 9 2
3 Technical requirements for coaching basketball F/616/8234 8 1

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 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
  • 1st4sport Level 1 Coaching Assistant in Basketball  Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach

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

  • 1st4sport Level 1 Coaching Assistant in Basketball Learner Pack
  • 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 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.