Available courses

Developed in partnership with the National Source Group for Basketball**, the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Basketball (QCF) is the first qualification on the basketball coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching basketball. The level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective coaching of basketball. Those who complete this Award will be able to assist more qualified basketball coaches to deliver basketball coaching sessions to adults and children.

The 1st4sport Level 1 Award in the Principles for Coaching Sport provides your learners, aged 14 years and over, with the knowledge needed to develop their confidence and start them on the road to an engagement with coaching sport. Utilising the QCF common-knowledge units for coaching, learners gain the required generic knowledge that all sports coaches need to plan, conduct and evaluate safe and effective coaching activities in sport.

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Active Leisure, Sport, and Physical Activities is designed to provide a benefit for learners by introducing them to the scope of the Active Leisure Industry and the skills required for employment within the sport and physical activity sector. Learners will have the opportunity to participate in sports and physical activities, developing an understanding of the rules and safety considerations. They will then apply this knowledge by developing the ability to lead sport and physical activity sessions.

Developed in partnership with sports coach UK and other experts within the sector, the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF) provides learners aged 17 and over with an introduction to the processes and principles of supporting child development through multi-skills.

Developed in partnership with the National Source Group for Basketball**, the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Basketball (QCF) is designed to provide learners aged 18 and over with knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching basketball. The level of knowledge recognised in this qualification will enable them to develop an understanding of the safe, ethical and effective coaching of basketball. Those who complete this Certificate will be able to deliver basketball coaching sessions to adults and children.

The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally-related Achievement (QCF) assesses learning and development of practitioners’ performances in carrying out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the work environment (eg a workshop, classroom or other training environment).

The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Delivering Learning (QCF) is introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification for anyone wanting to teach/tutor/train adult learners.

The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) has been developed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), as an introduction to teaching. Replacing the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF) (PTLLS) the qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills to plan, deliver, manage, facilitate, assess and review learning sessions.

The 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) is for learners who need to be qualified in all aspects of assessment. Specifically, it is for those who assess occupational competence both in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding outside of the workplace (eg in a workshop, classroom or other training environment).

This qualification has been developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and is supported by employers and the industry. The 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Physical Development and Physical Activity in the Early Years (QCF) has been designed to help up-skill the early-years workforce in the area of physical development for children aged 0-5, as well as develop a lasting appreciation for healthy living and physical activity in both children and parents/guardians.

Developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE), the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF) prepares learners for employment in a school sport setting through providing an introduction to opportunities for them to work as a physical education and school sport professional

Developed in partnership with the National Source Group for Basketball**, the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Basketball (QCF) is designed to provide learners aged 18 and over with knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching basketball to an advanced level.

The 1st4sport Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF) assesses the performance of learning and development practitioners who maintain the quality of assessment within an organisation or assessment centre (ie internal verifier). Designed for experienced assessors, it provides the knowledge and skills needed to perform the key activities of internally quality assuring assessment.