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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
8.1 Sport, Leisure and Recreation
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/9222/1
GLH:
45 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£28.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • 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.

    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 O1 – Optional units. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details see list of barred units which can be found in the qualification specification.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M – Mandatory worth a minimum of 3 credits.

    Taking part in Exercise and Fitness

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/501/7248
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    Working in Sport and Active Leisure

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/7661
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    Optional Units

    Learners may complete 2 or more credits from Group O1 – Optional Units.

    Assist a Fitness Instructor

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    Y/504/7635
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    Assisting a Leader of Sports or Active Leisure Activities to Plan and Deliver an Activity

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/506/7359
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    Exercise as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/504/7638
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    Planning own Fitness Programme

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/504/8947
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/503/2843
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    Working with Customers and Clients in Sports and Active Leisure Settings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/504/7665
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    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
    • young people on traineeships who are working at Level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship
    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to sport and active leisure. The choice of mandatory units includes:

    • Working in Sport and Active Leisure
    • Taking part in Exercise and Fitness


    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 2 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 fitness instructor assistant, leisure centre assistant.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a Level 2 certificate or diploma in Sport and Active Leisure, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Skills for Sport and Active Leisure and other Level 2 qualifications such as Sports Coaching, Sports Fitness, Sports Leadership.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    You do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms

    Suggested Resources for Sport

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