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 equip learners with the underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the business and administration sector together with transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in sport and active leisure or other related sectors.
The Skills for Sport and Active Leisure qualifications form part of our 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.
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 a total of 6 credits from Group O1 (Optional units).
Learners must complete a total of 6 credits.
Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
Development of Personal Fitness
Exercise and Fitness Instruction
Fitness Testing and Training
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Working in the Sport and Active Leisure Sector
What is the purpose of this qualification?
It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to:
• unemployed adults requiring a skill set in a specific vocational area in order to demonstrate their preparedness for employment in a sport or active leisure setting
• young people on trainee-ships who 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 trainee-ship
• learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at Level 2 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 3.
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 units includes: Working in the Sport and Active Leisure Sector, Exercise and Fitness Instruction, Development of Personal Fitness.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate, Extended 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 an apprenticeship, employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 3 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, leisure centre assistant.
What are the progression options?
Learners can progress to a bigger qualification at level 2 or directly to a Level 3 certificate or diploma in Sport and Active Leisure or to a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Sport and Active Leisure in any of the available pathways.
Progression & Entry RequirementsLearners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification although they will benefit from having English and Maths skills at level 1. It is available to learners aged 16+.
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