1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Preparations for Coaching Sport (QCF)

This qualification is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to enable you to understand participants and their needs, develop your knowledge of coaching sport and requires you to demonstrate practical coaching skills inclusive of assisting with the delivery of broader coaching sessions. The qualification is composed of five mandatory units.

The qualification is recognised as the industry standard level 2 qualification for the principles of coaching sport by UK Coaching. It is also recognised by and has the support of a range of providers including FE colleges.


The qualification is designed as an introduction to independent coaching skills for learners whom wish to prepare themselves for further learning or training relating to coaching sport, specifically for those working towards a related intermediate apprenticeship.

You do not need to hold any specific coaching qualifications to access this qualification; however you do need to be 14 years of age to register for the qualification.


  • be appropriately identified
  • be at least 17 years of age
  • be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)


  • be 18 years of age


This qualification leads to further learning or training in the area of coaching sport. This qualification may lead to paid or voluntary roles in coaching a specific sport should the learner progress to a sports specific coaching qualification.

The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also be used to enable you to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in coaching other sports, activity leadership, supporting Physical Education in school sport and sports development.

For more information call us on 01482 974 260

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