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 6 Certificate in First Aid at Work (SCQF)

What is this qualification about?

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

 

What does this qualification cover?

In addition to the EFAW candidates will cover 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?

If the risk assessment indicates that employees may be faced with life-threatening incidents or where they might have to manage illness, injury, poisoning or burns, then the FAW is the course that meets this need.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The duration is 18 hours, which is a three-day programme.  The first 6 hours is the EFAW programme, followed by a further 12 hours content for FAW.  The course must be completed within 10 weeks of starting and the minimum session length is 2 hours.  FAW requalification requires taking the full FAW qualification again.  Provided the candidates FAW certificate has not expired by more than 1 calendar month the contact time may be reduced to 12 hours over 2 days.

 

How is it assessed?

All candidates must attend the full 18-hours contact time in order to fulfil the qualification ‘license to practice’ requirement.  As well as full attendance each candidate is continually assessed on each section of the programme through observation of your performance and three brief Multiple Choice Questionnaires.

 

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 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 5 Certificate in Outdoor First Aid (SCQF)

What is this qualification about?

This qualification is built by combining 2 mandatory units of assessment in one coherent training package.  This is the only Outdoor First Aid qualification that is externally regulated and meets the standards to appear upon a national qualifications framework.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification comprises of two units: First Aid in the Workplace, which can lead to a qualification suitable for Emergency First Aid at Work (SCQF) purposes and this additional certificate will be provided by request at the end of the course delivery; and First Aid for Outdoor Incident Management

 

Who is it suitable for?

This course is designed to meet the needs of those working away from professional emergency assistance (more than 10 minutes) such as staff in outdoor centres, ski instructors or ski leaders, teachers on skiing trips, teachers or coaches delivering orienteering sessions in woodland for example, coaches delivering sessions in remote settings and so on.  Comparing and contrasting what is different in the urban context when appropriate, will give you a clear understanding of your first aid roles in urban and outdoor settings.  For those of you with Outdoor National Governing Body Instructor awards, passing this course will maintain your ‘license to practice’.  No prior experience is necessary and you need to be at least 14 years of age to access the course.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours are 18 for the two units which gives you 2 credits.  The tutor contact is 16 hours which can be programmed over two days.  The qualification must be delivered over a minimum of 9 weeks and the minimum session duration is 2 hours.

 

How is it assessed?

The qualification is composed of 2 units for assessment, although the content from both units is typically delivered together, integrated throughout the course so that the course is relevant for, and aimed at, the outdoor worker from the moment you walk through the door.  The delivery is practical and is assessed through continual practical performance using observation, worksheets and scenarios.

 

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 £150+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon 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 5 Certificate in First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness (SCQF)

What is this qualification about?

This qualification indicates an individual can undertake the role of Emergency First Aider in the Sport or Leisure setting that may have been identified by a risk assessment, and may satisfy due diligence requirements.  As well as the basic life support and illness management topics included in most first aid courses, this qualification includes key sports related incident management topics.

 

What does this qualification cover?

This course includes key sports topics such as return to play decisions, managing specialist sports kit such as gum shields, when to and not to use ice, and sports specific first aid such as managing winding, blows to testicles, dead leg, possible compartment syndrome and other sports related first aid concerns.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for a sports person, sports coach, teacher, teaching assistant, fitness coach, involved spectator or other involved adult working with individuals or teams.

There is no requirement to have any experience or have completed any units previously.  The minimum age for enrolment is 16.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours are 8 giving you 1 credit.  The course can be delivered over 1 or 2 days.  The minimum length of a session is 2 hours and the course has to be completed within 5 weeks.  We can deliver convenient midweek or weekend courses.

 

How is it assessed?

The course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance and a brief Multiple Choice Questionnaire.  The certificate is valid for three years.

 

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 £75+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon 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 5 Certificate in Emergency First Aid at Work (SCQF)

What is this qualification about?

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

 

What does this qualification cover?

The course develops the knowledge and skills that have been identified by the HSE for the safe, effective and prompt treatment of injuries and illness in the workplace.  It includes understanding the role of the first aider with reference to: the importance of preventing cross infection; the need for recording incidents and actions; and use of available equipment.  It also involves: Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency; administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure); administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation cpr; administering first aid to a casualty who is choking; administering first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding; administering first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock; providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).

 

Who is it suitable for?

The qualification will benefit all who need to be introduced to emergency first aid in the workplace and those who require requalification training in emergency first aid in the workplace.  If the risk assessment indicates that employees may be faced with life-threatening incidents where they have to manage the casualty for up to 10 minutes, or deal with very minor incidents that will not require medical assistance, then the EFAW is the course that meets this need.  Candidates do not need prior experience and can enrol on the course if younger than 16 years of age.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours recommended are 8 hours which gives you one credit.  The minimum tutor contact time on the EFAW is 6 hours, a one day course.

 

How is it assessed?

There is just one unit that is assessed and you must attend the full 6-hours contact time in order to fulfil the qualification ‘license to practice’ requirement.  As well as a full attendance requirement you are continually assessed on each section of the programme

 

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 £75+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon 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 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 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

Incorrect manual handling, trips and slips are the most common causes of injury at work. This qualification will satisfy employers that their employees are sufficiently informed and trained in accordance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 2002, in correct techniques for manual handling and moving safely around the workplace.  Each workplace has its own unique risks and this qualification is suitable for all.

 

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification is designed to provide essential manual handling skills.  Topics include; roles & responsibilities, hazards, risk assessment, safe movement, manual handling, servicing.

 

Who is it suitable for?

The qualification will benefit all who need to be introduced to safe moving and handling in the workplace and those who require refresher training.  Previous experience isn’t necessary and the prior completion of units is not required.  Candidates can enrol on this course prior to the age of 16.   

 

What is the duration of the course?

The learning time is 20 hours of which 10 guided learning hours are required.  This gives you 2 credits.  The minimum tutor contact time is 6 hours and the minimum session time is 2 hoursThe course can be run in a day.  Courses must be completed within 3 weeks of starting.

 

How is it assessed?

The course is assessed by observation of candidate performance and a brief Multiple Choice Questionnaire.

 

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 £75+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon 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.

ITC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

The qualification is about introducing people to identifying and understanding the nature of hazards in the workplace.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The course covers understanding roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace; understanding how risk assessments contribute to health and safety; understanding how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards; and knowing the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace.

 

Who is it suitable for?

The qualification will benefit all who need to be introduced to identifying and understanding the nature of hazards in the workplace and those who require refresher training in maintaining a safe working environment.  Previous experience isn’t necessary and the prior completion of units is not required.  Candidates can enrol on this course prior to the age of 16.   

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours are 10 and this gives you 1 credit.  The course can be delivered over 1 or 2 days.  The minimum length of a session is 2 hours.

 

How is it assessed?

Knowledge only is assessed in this unit.  Evidence of meeting each assessment criteria is required and this will be through evidence generated by the tutor and an end of course 30 question multiple choice examination.  The examination is 45 minutes and the pass mark is 20 out of 30.

 

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 £75+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon 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 2 Award in Fire Safety (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

The qualification will benefit those involved in the management of fire safety in the workplace.  It provides you with knowledge of fire safety principles relevant to any workplace.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The course covers the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace; the fire triangle; how fire risk is controlled in the workplace; the principles and practice of fire safety management at work; and the role of the nominated fire warden.

 

Who is it suitable for?

It is particularly useful for employees who have a designated responsibility for workplace fire safety, for example as fire wardens or fire marshals, and provides the knowledge that will allow you to carry out duties relating to fire safety and emergency procedures.  Previous experience isn’t necessary and the prior completion of units is not required.  Candidates can enrol on this course prior to the age of 16.   

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours for this course is 9 which gives you 1 credit.  The course can be delivered over 1 or 2 days.  The minimum length of a session is 2 hours.

 

How is it assessed?

Knowledge only is assessed in this unit.  Evidence of meeting each assessment criteria is required and this will be through evidence generated by the tutor and an end of course 30 question multiple choice examination.  The examination is 45 minutes and the pass mark is 20 out of 30.

 

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 £75+vat per person and this will include a two-course luncheon 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.