Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

This qualification has been developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and with the support of Compass – the association of sports and activity providers.  It is a competence-based qualification that confirms occupational competency for those operating in a school sport setting and provides an introduction to further opportunities for you to work within physical education and school sport as higher level teaching assistant, teaching assistant, sports development officer, sports coach, volunteer or leader.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification comprises twelve units of assessment. These units require you to show that you can effectively plan, conduct and evaluate PESS activity programmes, which meet the requirements of the qualification.  The additional four units to the Level 3 Certificate include Organising and leading a sports event or competition, Preparing for the mentoring role, Supporting gifted and talented learners and Facilitating community-based sport and physical activity.  These units are work-based.  In 2013 the Association for Physical Education stated that the minimum requirement for any adult working in a Physical Education or School Sport context must be working towards the Level 3 certificate qualification by 2015.  The Level 3 Diploma covers the certificate requirements.

 

Who is it suitable for?

While it is delivered through the medium of PESS, the skills may be used by you to aspire to work in other sporting roles, such as coaching.  Suitable prerequisites include the Level 2 PESS qualification, GCSE PE, Level 2 BTEC and the Level 3 certificate in supporting the delivery of PESS etc.  You should be at least 16 years of age to enrol on the course.

 

What is the duration of the course?

To qualify for the 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF), you must successfully complete/have credit for all twelve units.  These equate to 54 total credits and 283 guided learning hours (GLH).  You have up to 2 years to complete the course.

 

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods.  You will be provided with a learner pack with assessment tasks listed and these must be completed.  There will also be two assessor observations of your teaching / coaching.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

We use a number of associate tutors who are qualified physical education teachers and who are working at a national level.  Some tutors are Ofsted trained, others have worked on international education programmes.  One of the tutors was the author for this qualification and provides the national induction training for all tutors.  All of our tutors have attended the induction training to deliver this qualification.

 

How much will this cost?

The course cost will be a minimum of £895+vat.  Additional costs will depend on arrangements for the work-based units.  Price on application

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

This qualification supports the achievement of the Governments school sport policy and lasting legacy of the 2012 Games.  It qualifies you to deliver/support the delivery of low risk activities that contribute to a physical education and school sport programme through curriculum-based and/or extra-curricular activities; and prepares you for employment in a school sport setting through providing an introduction to opportunities for you to work as a physical education and school sport professional for: e.g. a higher level teaching assistant, teaching assistant, sports coach, sports development officer, sports volunteer or sports leader role.  In March 2013 the Association for Physical Education stated that the minimum requirement for any adult working in a Physical Education or School Sport context must be working towards the Level 3 qualification by 2015.  In addition to this qualification, where activities go beyond low risk, adults working in a school environment should also have a Level 2 National Governing Body Award qualification for each activity they deliver.

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification comprises eight units. These units require you to show that you can effectively plan, conduct and evaluate PESS activity programmes, which meet the requirements of the qualification.  The first four units satisfy the Award of Learning Support Assistant (LSA) and the safeguarding unit included also satisfies workforce induction under the Safeguarding legislation. Other units include Communication and professional relationships, Schools as Organisations, Child and Young Person Development and Assessment for Learning.

Who is it suitable for?

While it is delivered through the medium of PESS, the skills may be used by you to aspire to work in other sporting roles, such as coaching.  Suitable prerequisites include the Level 2 PESS qualification, GCSE PE, Level 2 BTEC etc.  You should be at least 16 years of age to enrol on the course.

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours recommended are 164 and this amounts to 28 credits.  It can take approximately 10-12 weeks to complete, but you have up to 2 years to complete once you register.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods.  You will be provided with a learner pack with assessment tasks listed and these must all be completed.  There will also be two assessor observations of your teaching / coaching.

How can I be confident of quality?

We use a number of associate tutors who are qualified physical education teachers and who are working at a national level.  Some tutors are Ofsted trained, others have worked on international education programmes.  One of the tutors was the author for this qualification and provides the national induction training for all tutors.  All of our tutors have attended the induction training to deliver this qualification.

How much will this cost?

The course costs £895+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, two placement visits, course administration and certification.

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

This course is intended for those who assess in the work environment and in other training environments such as workshops or classrooms.  The qualification is recognised as the industry standard assessing qualification covering all environments for the further education and skills sector by the Education & Training Foundation.

 

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification covers understanding the principles and practices of assessment, assessing occupational competence in the work environment and assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding.

 

Who is it suitable for?

You will need to be working as an assessor as you are required to demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills.  You should be at least 19 years old.  The qualification is transferable to any sector you have occupational competence in.  You may wish to continue your professional development by up-skilling to become an internal verifier by completing the 1st4sport Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF).

 

What is the duration of the course?

The recommended guided learning hours are 84 which gives you 15 credits.  You can usually complete the course in 6 months or less.

 

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. You must also carry out at least two assessments of two candidates’ occupational competence.  Competence in the work environment must be evidenced via performance where highlighted in bold and the remaining evidenced by performance or other methods in the relevant assessing environment: Observation of performance in the work environment, Examining products of work, Questioning the learner, Discussing with the learner, Use of others (witness testimony), Looking at learner statements, Recognising prior learning.

Competence for the non-work environment must be evidenced via performance where highlighted in bold plus two others, and the remaining evidenced by performance or other methods in the relevant assessing environment: Assessments of the learner in simulated environments, Skills tests, Oral and written questions, Assignments, Projects, Case studies, Recognising prior learning.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Your tutor will have experience of assessing teacher training either in the school or other work environment.  Many of our tutors have national and international assessment experience in this field.  One of the tutors is the afPE National Lead for Assessment.

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £549+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

Level 3 Award in Workforce Mentoring (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

Mentoring is a powerful tool, particularly in the education and development of those involved in sport at all levels.

 

What does this qualification cover?

Learners are provided with an introduction to the principles and practice of mentoring a workforce whether paid or voluntary.  The two units included are: Preparing for the Mentoring Role and Organising and Undertaking Supervised Mentoring in the Workplace

 

Who is it suitable for?

You must be at least 18 years of age to enrol on this course.  The knowledge and skills gained from this qualification will allow you to qualify in any sector you have occupational competence in.

To achieve the qualification, you (the trainee mentor) will need the support of an organisation that will give you access to two members of its workforce in paid or voluntary roles to be mentored over a minimum of three months each.  The organisation must also provide an appropriate supervisor for you.  The mentees can be from different organisations if necessary.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The recommended guided learning hours is 21 which give you 7 credits.  There will be 3 tutored days in total – 2 delivery days and 1 day observing practical performance.

 

How is it assessed?

A variety of assessment methods are used including a portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration / assignment and a practical examination

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Your tutor will have experience of assessing teacher training either in the school or other work environment.  Many of our tutors have national and international assessment experience in this field.  One of the tutors is the afPE National Lead for Assessment and another is a qualified Ofsted inspector currently inspecting in the FE Sector.

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £175+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

The 1st4 sport Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) has been developed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), as an introduction to teaching.  It replaces the 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (QCF) (PTLLS).  The qualification provides you with the knowledge and skills to plan, deliver, manage, facilitate, assess and review learning sessions and this acts as an introduction to teaching/training in the further education and skills sector or personnel who provide training within a workplace other than further education. 

 

What does this qualification cover?

This course covers three units: understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training; understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education; and understanding assessment in education and training.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification has no minimum teaching practice requirement. Therefore, it may be undertaken by individuals who are not currently in a teaching role.  There is a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching.  You must also be 19 years or over and be able to communicate effectively in English which includes listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Those who complete this qualification and want to continue their professional development can become qualified assessors by completing any of our 1st4sport’s assessing qualifications.  Should you be interested in the Level 4 Certificate or the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training please contact: andrew@afTLC.com or call Andy on 07803 603450.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The recommended guided learning hours are 61 which is equivalent to 12 credits.  We run this course over a week.  Many of our competitors squeeze this course into three or four days, which we think is too short a time to prepare the foundations for effective teaching.  We prefer quality in greater depth in order to provide high quality teaching within the system.

 

How is it assessed?

This is a knowledge-based teaching qualification.  There is, however, a minimum requirement to take part in microteaching.  Microteaching is where trainee teachers prepare and deliver a short teaching and learning session to their peers and then evaluate their practice.  The qualification is composed of one mandatory unit and two optional groups containing various optional units, of which one must be selected from each group.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

The tutors used to deliver this qualification have experience in teaching and in teacher training in the Higher Education sector.

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £399+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally-Related Achievement (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

This course assesses learning and development of practitioners’ performances in carrying out assessments of vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the work environment such as a workshop, classroom or other training environment.  The qualification is transferable to any sector you have occupational competence in, and provides a national benchmark of good practice for England.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification is recognised as the industry standard vocational skills assessing qualification for the further education and skills sector by the Education & Training Foundation.  It covers two main areas: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment and Assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding.

 

Who is it suitable for?

You must be a minimum 18 years of age and should have an appropriate vocational or competency-based qualification at least one level above the qualification you will be assessing.  You must also have access to assessment opportunities in their own specialist area.  This qualification is designed to provide learning and development practitioners with a qualification to confirm competency in assessment practice when assessing vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace.  If you wish to progress to the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF), then you can take advantage of Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT) or recognition of prior learning (RPL) as some of the units in the qualification will already have been achieved or generated.  In addition you may wish to continue their professional development by up-skilling to become an internal verifier by completing the 1st4sport Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF).

 

What is the duration of the course?

The recommended guided learning hours are 54 which gives you 9 credits

 

How is it assessed?

Competence must be evidenced via performance in the method highlighted in bold plus two others and the remaining evidenced by performance or other methods in the relevant assessing non-work environment: Assessments of the learner in simulated environments; Skills tests; Oral and written questions; Assignments; Projects; Case studies; Recognising prior learning

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Your tutor will have worked in a school and Further/Higher Education work environment.  Many of our tutors have national and international assessment experience.  One of the tutors is the afPE National Lead for Assessment.

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £349+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

The 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF) assesses learning and development of practitioners’ performances in carrying out assessments of occupational competence, in an individual’s work environment.  The qualification is transferable to any sector you have occupational competence in, and provides a national benchmark of good practice for England.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification is recognised as the industry standard work environment assessing qualification for the further education and skills sector by the Education & Training Foundation.  It covers two main areas: Understanding the principles and practices of assessment and Assessing occupational competence in the work environment.

 

Who is it suitable for?

You must be a minimum 18 years of age and should have an appropriate vocational or competency-based qualification at least one level above the qualification they will be assessing.  You must also have access to assessment opportunities in your own specialist area.  If you achieve this award and wish to progress to the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF) you can take advantage of Credit Accumulation Transfer (CAT), as some of the units in the qualification will already have been achieved.  You can also take advantage of recognition of prior learning (RPL) as some of the knowledge required to achieve the Certificate may have already been generated.  In addition you may wish to continue your professional development by up-skilling to become an internal verifier by completing the 1st4sport Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF).

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours are 54 which gives you 9 credits.

 

How is it assessed?

Competence in the highlighted bold items must be demonstrated in performance and the remaining evidenced by performance or other methods in the relevant assessing environment:  Observation of performance in the work environment; Examining products of work; Questioning the learner; Discussing with the learner; Use of others (witness testimony); Looking at learner statements; Recognising prior learning.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Your tutor will have experience of assessing teacher training either in the school or other work environment.  Many of our tutors have national and international assessment experience in this field.  One of the tutors is the afPE National Lead for Assessment.

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £349+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

The qualification was developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE), to provide learners with an introduction to a number of roles in a physical education and school sport (PESS) setting, including assisting teaching, activity leadership and coaching for young people.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification provides learners with guidance on further opportunities, including how to contribute to PESS programmes as a sports leader, coach, volunteer and teaching assistant.  You will learn about government education policy, national curriculum physical education, safe practice, health and fitness, childhood growth and development, the teaching/coaching process and how to plan and teach a small group of children within a class.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any person who is working in a school environment with children and young people.  While this qualification is delivered through the medium of PESS, the skills may be used by learners working in other sporting environments, under appropriate guidance.  You should be at least 16 years of age to enrol.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours recommended are 158 and successful completion gives you 18 credits.  The course can take approximately 10-12 weeks to complete, but you have up to two years to finish once you register.  The minimum amount of days recommended tutor contact days required to deliver the course is 10.

 

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods.  You will be provided with a learner pack with assessment tasks detailed, employing a range of methods.  These must all be completed satisfactorily to achieve the qualification.  There will be two assessor observations of your teaching / coaching.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

We use a number of associate tutors who are qualified physical education teachers and who are working at a national level.  Some tutors are Ofsted trained, others have worked on international education programmes and have experience training teachers.  One of the tutors authored this qualification.  All of our tutors have attended a national afPE/1st4sport induction training course to deliver this qualification.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £895+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, two placement visits, course administration and certification.

ITC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

Employers have to risk assess their workplace first aid requirements and the 3-day First Aid at Work (FAW) qualification is one of the statutory qualifications for this purpose.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The first part of this qualification covers the content of the ITC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work course (EFAW).  A further 12 hours content for FAW includes:  administering first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries; chest injuries;  burns and scalds; eye injuries; sudden poisoning; anaphylactic shock;  and recognising the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes).

 

Who is it suitable for?

Any suitable employee identified as a result of the workplace risk assessment.  No previous experience is required.

 

What is the duration of the course?

All candidates must attend the full 18-hours contact time in order to fulfil the qualification ‘license to practice’ requirement.

 

How is it assessed?

As well as full attendance each candidate is continually assessed on each section of the programme.
The first 6-hours content of the course will cover the EFAW revalidation.  The full First Aid at Work qualification is revalidated by completing a 12-hour Revalidation First Aid at Work (FAWR) course, providing the FAW certificate is within its valid lifetime.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

We use an accredited ITC tutor who delivers these courses nationally

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £215+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon each day and unlimited tea and coffee.  It also includes your registration fee which we pay to ITC First on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course manual, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.

ITC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

This qualification meets the statutory requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage framework which requires at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times when children are present.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The course covers two units: Paediatric Emergency First Aid and Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury.  According to EYFS guidance for effective paediatric training:

  • Training is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents
  • Resuscitation and other equipment includes baby and junior models, as appropriate
  • Training covers appropriate contents of a first aid box for babies and children
  • Training should include recording accidents and incidents

 

Who is it suitable for?

This course is for those who might have to identify and manage emergency situations or manage minor everyday occurrences when looking after young children. This qualification meets Ofsted requirements for those working in early years settings and uses the criteria for effective paediatric first aid training found in Appendix 1 of The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Practice Guidance document.

 

What is the duration of the course?

Each of the two units is normally delivered per day making this a two-day course.  In responding to your needs this can also be delivered in combination of two or three hour twilight sessions, midweek or weekend courses.  The minimum time training is 12 hours.  The maximum time to deliver is over six weeks if one twilight session is run per week.

 

How is it assessed?

The practical training is interactive and hands on.  You will receive an ITC course booklet, which acts as a portfolio log book which must be maintained.  Both units have to be passed and this is through practical assessment of performance.  The Award is valid for three years and should be renewed.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

We use an accredited ITC tutor who delivers these courses nationally.  The tutor to candidate ratio is 1:12 as per sector requirements.

 

How much will this cost?

The course costs £150+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon each day and unlimited tea and coffee.  It also includes your registration fee which we pay to ITC First on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course manual, assessment, internal verification, course administration and certification.