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:
• Young people interested in a career in the sport and active leisure sector who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 1 qualifications
• Young people and adults, including those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, who wish to work in the sport and active leisure sector but need a grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, usually over a one year period, before applying for work.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
This qualification provides a range of basic, introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to sport and active leisure, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the sport and active leisure sector and across other sectors. Mandatory units include:
• Working in Sport and Active Leisure
• Taking Part in Sport
Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as risk assessment, healthy eating, working with different people in sport) alongside generic employability skills (such as self-management skills and working in a team).
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 Certificate if they need a broad introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, 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 Sport, Fitness and Active Leisure, and other Level 1 qualifications such as Sports Coaching, Sports Fitness.
Progression & entry requirements
Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.