Apprenticeship Update

The Skills Funding Agency has advised that the ERR awards will no longer have a value on the Learning Aims Reference Application as stand-alone qualifications.

This includes the following:

  • 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning (QCF)
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in the Outdoors (QCF)
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning (QCF)
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Employment Awareness in the Outdoors (QCF).

However, the Skills Funding Agency has calculated an enhanced amount of funding into the competence qualifications’ (NVQs) funding to cover the delivery of the ERR component, within an Apprenticeship framework in our sector. The funding has not disappeared – it is still there but has been captured in the main component of the Apprenticeship framework so their funding is integral to the Apprenticeship.

Please note that revised Apprenticeship Frameworks, containing more 1st4sport qualifications, have recently been (or are soon due to be) published by SkillsActive for:

  • Activity Leadership
  • Sports Development
  • Coaching

For further information and detail of the revised Frameworks for England please visit the Skills Active website.