Jovial Ladies

1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management

Qualification Number 600/2516/5
Guided Learning Hours 111
Total Qualification Time 180
SFA/LAD Funding Code 600/2516/5
Entry Age: 16
Apprenticeships Knowledge component of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management
Operational Start Date 14/07/2011
Registration End Date 31/12/2018
Certification End Date 31/12/2021
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 Certificate in Leisure Management is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to be able to work as a duty or line manager within the leisure industry. The level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to operate in the leisure industry in roles such as duty manager or supervisor. This qualification is part of a suite professionally recognised by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), ideal in supporting an individual’s personal and professional development within the industry.


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

Learners are required be at least 16 years of age and to be able to communicate effectively in English* (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

There are no additional pre-requisites to certification other then successful completion of the required assessments.

*Learners must be able to understand the requirements of the qualification and the information within the qualification materials in English without assistance

The qualification is divided into the following units:

Unit Title Unit Reference No. GLH Credit
Mandatory Units
1 Understanding How to Lead a Team in Active Leisure F/503/0778 17 3
2 Promoting Customer Care in Active Leisure K/503/0774 18 3
3 Understanding How to Manage Health, Safety and Welfare in Active Leisure A/503/0780 20 3
4 Understanding the Active Leisure and Learning Sector F/600/1758 23 3
5 Understanding Employment Rights and Responsibilities J/600/0840 15 2
6 Continuing Professional Development in Active Leisure J/503/0782 8 2
Optional Units
7 Understanding Financial Procedures in Active Leisure T/503/0776 20 3
8 Understanding How to Deliver Objectives through the Work of an Active Leisure Team A/503/0777 10 2
9 Understanding How to Supervise Facility Maintenance in Active Leisure Y/503/0771 13 2
10 Marketing in Active Leisure D/503/0772 30 6
11 Understanding How to Sell Services and Products to Customers in Active Leisure L/503/0783 20 4
12 Operating Swimming Pool Plant F/503/0988 25 4

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 assessment tasks to help you 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.

For recognised centres and their tutors, assessor and verifiers the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • generic administrative guidance and tools for recognised centres
  • Qualification Specification outlining the requirements of delivering, assessing and verifying the qualification
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach

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

  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management Learner Pack.

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 RQF 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 Learnering Records Service. To be approved to offer this qualification, you will need to demonstrate that you can access and verify learners’ ULNs with the Learnering Records Service Organisational Portal. For more information about this process, please visit Learning Records Service website.