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 requirements
The 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.