Level 1 Award in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport

Overview

The 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF) is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications and has been developed in partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

The 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF) is regulated at Level 1 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Pre-Requisites

If you are over 16 years of age and have an interest in learning how to coach strength and conditioning for sport, then the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF) is designed for you.

Why Study?

It forms part of a structured and progressive programme of coaching strength and conditioning for sport and other related qualifications.

What can I use the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF) for?

  • To gain paid or unpaid employment as an assistant strength and conditioning for sport coach.
  • As part of the development of a credible CV for employment in the sport, recreation and allied occupations industry.
  • As a stepping stone to the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF).

What will I learn?

On successful completion of the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF), you should:

  • understand the fundamentals of coaching sport
  • understand the principles of planning coaching activities in sport
  • understand the principles of conducting coaching activities in sport
  • understand the principles of evaluating coaching activities in sport
  • be able to plan coaching activities in strength and conditioning for sport
  • be able to conduct coaching activities in strength and conditioning for sport
  • be able to evaluate coaching activities in strength and conditioning for sport

Outline

Learning programmes are usually designed by the recognised centre that delivers the qualification. They may, therefore, vary in length and format. Depending on your needs, delivery centres can offer intensive courses, or a series of learning events, over a period of weeks. Whatever the timescale, all learning programmes should include the following phases:

  • an induction to the qualification and your programme of learning and assessment
  • a learning programme that meets your needs, focusing on the theory and practice of coaching strength and conditioning for sport
  • a programme of assessment, spread throughout the course, including observations of your coaching by an appropriately qualified assessor
  • an invigilated multiple choice assessment.

At the end of the programme, you will be provided with formal feedback on your performance and an action plan for your further development.

Assessment

The 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF) assessment will require you to:

  • answer a series of multiple-choice and open-response questions relating to the following topics:
  • roles and responsibilities of a coach
  • protection of children and vulnerable adults
  • communication and coaching
  • health and safety
  • warm-up and cool-down principles
  • be observed and assessed coaching a minimum of two strength and conditioning for sport activity sessions by an appropriately qualified assessor, which must include:
  • one warm-up
  • one circuit
  • complete a personal action plan for ongoing coaching development.

Fees

Progression

1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF)

1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF)

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