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 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.