Sport and Leisure (4863)

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016
If you plan on a career in the sports industry, these sport qualifications can help you gain the skills you need - from understanding how the body works, to leading a healthy lifestyle, to encouraging people to get active and organising sports events.

You'll learn with a college/training provider or as part of a Young Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport.

This suite of Sports qualifications includes:
  • Level 1/2/3 in Sport
  • Level 2/3 in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in Community Settings
  • Level 2 in Working with Participants with Disabilities in Sport and Active Leisure
  • Level 2 in Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing Operational Services
  • Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure
These sport qualifications suit anyone looking for a career in sport. You might be a young learner (14+) or an adult.

There are options for people with no previous experience, options for people who have worked/work in the Sport and Active Leisure sector or taken qualifications in this area before.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on the level you choose, you'll be covering things like:

  • Healthy living
  • Taking part in sport
  • Sports injuries
  • Components and function of the body
  • Getting people with disabilities involved in sport
  • Business in the sport and leisure industry
  • Sport facility operation
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate sport and leisure activities
  • Safeguarding and protecting children and young people in sport and active leisure
  • Operation management in sport and leisure facilities.

You'll learn with your college/training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

You'll be assessed on assignments.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 1
You're just starting out in sport and leisure - you might still be at school, starting on a young apprenticeship or are just interested in learning more about the Sport & Active Leisure sector. You want a good basic understanding of sport and leisure - enough to succeed in a career within the Sport and Active Leisure sector or move on to further study.

Level 2
You may have some knowledge and basic skills in sport and leisure - perhaps from a Level 1 qualification or a role where you work under supervision. You might be taking an apprenticeship. You want to increase your skills and take on more responsibility.

Level 3
You've may have worked in sport and leisure for some time or already have a Level 2 qualification. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to move into a management role. You might be taking an advanced apprenticeship.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Depending on which qualification you choose, you'll have the skills to pursue a career as a:

  • leisure centre assistant
  • sports development officer
  • sports coach
  • holiday centre manager
  • personal trainer
  • gym instructor
  • community sports leader/manager.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

You'll deliver these qualifications in your centre and assess learners on assignments.

You'll also need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it. To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbooks from the centre documents section.

Level 1

Level 1 will suit you if you are just starting out in sport and leisure - you might still be at school, starting on a young apprenticeship. You want a good basic understanding of sport and leisure - enough to succeed in a career within the Sport and Active Leisure sector.

There are two qualifications at this level.

Award in Sport
Certificate in Sport

You complete 3 core units:

  • Participating in sport
  • Working safely in sport and active leisure
  • Understanding the active leisure and learning sector.

The certificate requires you to choose a minimum of 4 optional units from a wide range of units including:

  • Leading a healthy lifestyle
  • Recognising opportunities for participating in leisure
  • Components and function of the body in physical activity
  • Assist in the planning, delivery and evaluation of sporting activities
  • Safeguarding and protecting children and young people in sport and active leisure.

 

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

 

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Depending on which qualification you choose, you'll have the skills to pursue a career as a:

  • leisure centre assistant
  • sports development officer
  • sports coach
  • holiday centre manager
  • personal trainer
  • gym instructor
  • sports development officer
  • community sports leader/manager.

Level 1 NVQ Award in Sport and Active Leisure (QCF) (4863-01)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2017

Level 1 NVQ Award in Sport and Active Leisure

  • Accreditation No: 500/8459/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 78 - 78 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 in Sport (QCF) (4863-11)

Last Registration Date: 28 Feb 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 1 Certificate in Sport (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9829/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 25 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 212 - 220 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 28/02/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you have some knowledge and basic skills in sport and leisure - perhaps from a Level 1 qualification or a role where you work under supervision. You might be taking an apprenticeship. You want to increase your skills and take on more responsibility.

There are three sizes of qualification at this level.

Award in Sport
Certificate in Sport
Diploma in Sport

You complete three core units (or four core units for the certificate or diploma) from a range of units, including:

  • Health, safety and welfare in sport and active leisure
  • Participating in sport
  • Understanding the active leisure and learning sector.

The certificate also requires you to choose a minimum of three optional units (or five optional units for the diploma) from a wide range of units, including:

  • Sport facility operations
  • Injuries in sport
  • Sport as a business
  • Sport and society
  • Working with participants with disabilities in sport and active leisure
  • Event organisation in a sport and leisure environment.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Depending on which qualification you choose, you'll have the skills to pursue a career as a:

  • leisure centre assistant
  • sports development officer
  • sports coach
  • holiday centre manager
  • personal trainer
  • gym instructor
  • sports development officer
  • community sports leader/manager.

Level 2 Award in Working with Participants with Disabilities in Sport and Active Leisure (4863-20)

Last Registration Date: 28 Feb 2017

Level 2 Award in Working with Participants with Disabilities in Sport and Active Leisure

  • Accreditation No: 500/5936/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 60 - 60 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 28/02/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services (QCF) (4863-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 501/0239/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 20 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 140 - 156 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 in Sport (QCF) (4863-23)

Last Registration Date: 28 Feb 2017

Level 2 Award in Sport (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9619/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 11 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 15 - 60 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 28/02/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Sport (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9667/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 298 - 333 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 28/02/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Sport (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9728/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 28 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 15 - 65 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 28/02/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in Community Settings (QCF) (4863-26)

Last Registration Date: 28 Feb 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in Community Settings

  • Accreditation No: 501/0099/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 40 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 320 - 345 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 28/02/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 will suit you if you have worked in sport and leisure for some time or already have a Level 2 qualification. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to move into a management role.

There are three qualifications at this level.

Award in Sport
Certificate in Sport
Diploma in Sport

You complete three core units (four core units for the certificate or diploma) from a range of units, including:
  • Understanding the active leisure and learning sector
  • Health, safety and risk management in sport and active leisure
  • Customer service in sport and active leisure.

The certificate also requires you to choose a minimum of three optional units (or six optional units for the diploma) from a wide range of units, including:
  • Operational management of sport and leisure facilities
  • Working with participants with disabilities in sport and active leisure
  • Factors affecting participation in sport and physical activity
  • Sport as a business
  • Understanding employment rights and responsibilities
  • Lifestyle management for sports performers
  • Funding and sponsorship in sport.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Depending on which qualification you choose, you'll have the skills to pursue a career as a:

  • leisure centre assistant
  • sports development officer
  • sports coach
  • holiday centre manager
  • personal trainer
  • gym instructor
  • sports development officer
  • community sports leader/manager.

Level 3 in Sport (QCF) (4863-33)

Last Registration Date: 28 Feb 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Sport (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9830/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 38 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 311 - 336 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 29/02/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in Community Settings (QCF) (4863-36)

Last Registration Date: 28 Feb 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in Community Settings (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9643/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 42 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 329 - 369 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 29/02/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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