Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sports Development

“I really recommend 1st4sport Qualifications. Their qualifications help to develop our staff, as well as provide them with a valuable qualification. Their good understanding of the sector is very apparent, which makes them a great partner to work with.”

Jo Mortimer, Apprenticeship Programme Manager, PGL

“Anyone looking to offer functional skills as part of an apprenticeship should look no further than 1st4sport Qualifications. Specifically developed for the sector, it makes them the perfect qualifications to offer our learners.”

Mark Leigh, Director, Essential Sports Training Ltd


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The Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sports Development provides a vocational pathway into the profession of sports development. The apprenticeship can provide a progression opportunity for apprentices on an intermediate level programme as well as progression for those already working in the sector. It’s also suitable for those who wish to change their career and retrain to enter the sector at this level.

To find out what qualifications you can deliver as a part of this Apprenticeship, click on each component of the graphic below to reveal the relevant 1st4sport qualification.

Qualifications that can be Delivered as Part of this Apprenticeship:

Competence qualification

1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development
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Knowledge qualification

Learners must complete a minimum of one qualification to successfully achieve this apprenticeship. Qualifications available from 1st4sport that support this apprenticeship include:

1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Managing Sports Volunteers
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Employee rights and responsibilities qualification

Learners must complete the following mandatory technical certificate in employment awareness to successfully achieve this apprenticeship:

1st4sport Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
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Functional skills qualifications

Learners must complete the following Functional Skills qualifications to successfully achieve this apprenticeship:

1st4sport Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2
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1st4sport Functional Skills Qualification in Maths at Level 2
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Additional employer requirements

Learners must complete a minimum of one qualification to successfully achieve this apprenticeship. Any 1st4sportLevel 2 Certificate in Coaching or 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching can be used for apprentices working on sites where they are responsible for delivering coaching sessions in a context of a specific sport.

How You Can Offer 1st4sport’s Qualifications

If you would like to offer this qualification, please contact [email protected]