1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations

Qualification Number 600/7983/6
Guided Learning Hours 111
Total Qualification Time 180
SFA/LAD Funding Code 600/7983/6
Entry Age: 16
Apprenticeships Knowledge component of Intermediate Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations
Operational Start Date 24/02/13
Registration End Date 31/12/2018
Certification End Date 31/12/2020
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.

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to be able to work 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 leisure attendant or recreation assistant. The qualification is also the knowledge component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations.


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

Learners are required to be at least 16 years of age to attend the programme of training.

To qualify for the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations, learners must successfully complete/have 13 credits for all six mandatory units and a minimum of five credits from the optional unit group.

Unit Title Unit Reference No. GLH Credit
Mandatory Units
1 Understanding the Active Leisure and Learning Sector Y/600/1734 15 2
2 Understanding Employment Rights and Responsibilities J/600/0840 15 2
3 Customer Care and Diversity in Active Leisure T/503/0731 11 2
4 Health, Safety, Security and Welfare in Active Leisure K/503/0743 30 4
5 Developing Self in an Active Leisure Job Role Y/503/0737 5 1
6 Teamwork in Active Leisure L/503/0735 11 2
Optional Unit Group
7 Cleaning in Active Leisure D/503/0738 7 1
8 Handling and Maintaining Equipment in Active Leisure H/503/0739 14 3
9 Pool Lifeguarding J/503/5352 40 5
10 Swimming Pool Water Testing Y/503/0740 4 1
11 Understanding How to Sell Services and Products to Customers in Active Leisure L/503/0783 20 4
12 Know How to Provide an Active Leisure Facility Reception Service L/504/6563 18 2

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.

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 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach
  • assessment tools.

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

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations Learner Pack
  • 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.