LSIS Review of Further Education Teaching Qualifications Update

If you offer any of the qualifications in the 1st4sport Education and Training Suite (QCF) you need to know that there are new teaching qualifications currently in development, with the final structure and content being made available to awarding organisations by April 2013. The qualifications are expected to be accredited and available to be awarded between September and December 2013. 1st4sport Qualifications aspires to offer the Level 3 Award by September 2013, and, if there is sufficient demand, we will also award the Level 4 Certificate by April 2014.

Following the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) consultation, the new qualifications will be renamed with only one qualification per level, as identified below. We will circulate the details of the qualification content and structures of the new qualifications when we have them. There will be a transition period for the new qualifications nationally between September 2013 and September 2014, to ensure there is no gap in provision for centres. The current qualifications will be recognised as acceptable equivalents to the new qualifications, therefore learners do not need to ‘update’ or ‘bridge’ to the new qualifications.

Current Qualifications New Qualifications – Autumn 2013 1st4sport Launch
Level 3/4 PTLLS Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) September 2013
Level 3/4 CTLLS Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) TBC
Level 5 DTLLS Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) N/A

If you are unsure of how the above affects your centre, please contact your 1st4sport External Verifier for advice and guidance.