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 sports and active leisure sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in sports and active leisure or other related sectors.
The Skills for Sports and Active Leisure qualifications form part of the Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.
The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.
Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications
The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Sport and Active Leisure sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for Sport and Active Leisure qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.
Rules of Combination
Learners must complete at least one unit from the Mandatory Group (M) worth a minimum of 3 credits and 3 further credits from Group M or Group O1 (Optional units).
Learners may complete 3 or more credits from Group O1 – Optional Units.
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 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?
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, Certificate and Diploma.
Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning
in 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
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 Skills for Sport
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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