1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Snooker Coaching

Qualification Number 603/1047/9
GLH (TQT) 40 (134)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 603/1047/9
Entry Age 17
Apprenticeships Knowledge component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership (coaching pathways)
Operational Start Date 01/03/2017
Qualification Review Date 28/02/2021
Qualification Specification Download

This qualification is equivalent to Level 3 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 World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) as the technical lead for snooker and billiards in the UK, the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Snooker is designed to provide learners aged 17 and over with knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching snooker. The level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective coaching of snooker. Those who complete this Certificate will be able to deliver snooker coaching sessions independently to adults and children in an appropriate environment, although they make work as part of a larger coaching team.

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

Prior to registration for the qualification learners are required to:

  • be accurately identified
  • be at least 17 years of age
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

There are no additional requirements for certification, other than the successful completion of all assessment requirements.

The qualification is divided into the following components:

Unit Title Reference No. GLH
1 The role of the coach in snooker 17
2 Plan a series of coaching lessons in snooker 5
3 Deliver a series of coaching lessons in snooker 6
4 Review a series of coaching lessons in snooker 5
5 Technical coaching requirements for snooker coaches 7

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 Portfolios, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver the qualification
  • Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach, which include learning programme information, sample answers to support you when assessing your learners and internal quality assurance guidance
  • 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 coach educators, 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 2 Certificate in Coaching Snooker Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach
  • assessment tools.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Snooker Learner Portfolio
  • 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 the Learning Records Service website.

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