1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Tennis

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Qualification Number 501/2334/8
Credit Value (Guided Learning Hours) 31
Total Qualification Time 59
SFA/LAD Funding Code 501/2334/8
Entry Age 16+
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/01/2011
Qualification Review Date 30/06/2021
Certification End Date 30/06/2022
Qualification Specification Download

This qualification is equivalent to Level 2 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)*.

Developed in partnership with British Tennis/the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Tennis is the first qualification on the tennis coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching tennis. The foundation level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable learners to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective management and coaching of tennis. Those who complete this Award will be able to assist other, more qualified coaches in delivering tennis coaching sessions to players of all ages.

*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:

  • at least 16 years of age
  • able to communicate effectively in English1 (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Prior to certification, learners are required to have confirmation of receipt of a positive Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check via the LTA mechanism.

1Learners 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:

Title Unit Reference Number GLHs Credit
101 Understanding the Fundamentals of Coaching Sport D/601/3531 6 1
102 Understanding the Principles of Planning Coaching Activities in Sport H/601/3532 10 1
103 Understanding the Principles of Conducting Coaching Activities in Sport K/601/3533 10 1
104 Understanding the Principles of Evaluating Coaching Activities in Sport M/601/3534 7 1
105 Planning Coaching Activities in Tennis K/602/5701 10 1
106 Conducting Coaching Activities in Tennis M/602/5702 15 2
107 Evaluating Coaching Activities in Tennis T/602/5703 9 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 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 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
  • LTA learner support resources, providing learners with further information, guidance and support to assist in developing their knowledge of coaching tennis at this level.

Plus, you can turn to our specialist team for support with confidence as you will have access to our responsive technical enquiry service, and regular support from an allocated external verifier.
For recognised centres and tutors, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • Qualification Specification outlining the requirements for centres when delivering, assessing and quality assuring the qualification, as well as the technical content/syllabus that must be covered
  • 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Tennis Tutor/Assessor/Verifier Guidance Pack.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Tennis Learner Pack
  • LTA Level 1 Tennis Coaching Assistant on Court Folder
  • LTA Level 1 Tennis Assistant Handbook.

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.

This qualification is currently unavailable for Qualification Approval.

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.