Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the sport, fitness and active leisure sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills as well as bitesize English and maths units. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in sport, fitness and active leisure or other related sectors.
The employability skills and bitesize English and maths units are common across a number of qualifications, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.
Rules of Combination
Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M – Mandatory worth a minimum of 3 credits and 3 further credits from Group M or Group 01 – Optional Units: Sport, Fitness and Active Leisure.
Learners may complete 3 or more credits from Group O1 – Optional Units: Sport, Fitness and Active Leisure.
Assisting at a Sport or Active Leisure Event
Exercise as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle
Improving Own Fitness
The Effect of Exercise on the Body
Working in a Team
Working with Customers and Clients in Sports and Active Leisure Settings
What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification provides a basic, introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to sport, fitness and active leisure. It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to:
• unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to a particular vocational area to potential employers, particularly where further work based training will be on offer.
• learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at Entry level before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 1.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
This qualification provides a basic, introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to sport, fitness and active leisure. Mandatory units include:
• Working in Sport and Active Leisure
• Taking Part in Sport
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award and Certificate. Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning on sport and active leisure before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 1 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.
Which sector does this qualification support?
This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in sport and active leisure such as sports centre assistant, sports event assistant, fitness instructor assistant.
What are the progression options?
Learners can progress to a Level 1 certificate or diploma in Sport and Active Leisure, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Sport, Fitness and Active Leisure, and other Level 1 qualifications such as Sports Coaching, Sports
Progression & entry requirementsThe learner does not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.
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