The industry standard for PE & School Sport Deliverers

Overview

The 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF) has been developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and is supported by employers and the industry. The qualification is designed to consolidate and expand upon prior learning in the area of supporting the delivery of physical education and school sport. The qualification will further develop your knowledge and skills in order to allow you to further support the delivery of physical education and school sport (PESS) programmes in a school sport environment. While it is delivered through the medium of PESS, the skills may be used by learners aspiring to work in other sporting roles, such as coaching. 100% of the learning that you will receive will support you in being able to do your job, or prepare you for doing a job, in support of the delivery of physical education and school sport.

Course Content

The qualification is composed of twelve mandatory units. To qualify for the 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF), you must successfully complete the 12 mandatory units, achieving 54 credits. During your achievement of the qualification, you will complete the following learning outcomes:

  • understanding how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • understanding how to communicate and develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • understanding how children and young people develop, recognising when additional support may be required
  • understanding schools as organisations and the infrastructure behind this (education policy, legislation, school policies and procedures, school roles and responsibilities of staff and other key individuals)
  • understanding how to mentor others within the scope of supporting the delivery of physical education and school sport
  • being able to support, and assist with the review of, assessment for learning, working with both learners and teachers
  • being able to plan, deliver and review a physical education and school sport programmes, both curricular and extra-curricular
  • being able to organise, lead and evaluate a sports event or competition
  • being able to support gifted and talented learners
  • being able to facilitate community-based sport and physical activity

Your learning and assessment programme will require you to be assessed delivering physical education and school sport activities in a real school sport environment. You should discuss this requirement with your centre before starting you programme of learning, especially if you do not already have access to this environment.

Pre Requisities

The qualification is designed for you if you are already working, or aspire to work, in a physical education and school sport setting. The qualification is specifically designed to provide you with a greater understanding of programmes of study for physical education, the national curriculum and the environment in which you currently operate, or will be operating.

You need to be;

You will also need access to a school sport environment in order to fully meet the assessment requirements for this qualification.

Why Study?

The 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF) prepares you for employment in a school sport setting and provides opportunities for you to work as a physical education and school sport professional. This could include roles such as a Senior Children’s Activity Professional, a School Sport Volunteer, a School Sports Coach (when held in conjunction with one (or more) sports coaching qualifications) or a School Sports Leader.

The qualification can help you become a qualified Teaching Assistant (TA) or Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA). Five of the units you will achieve form part of the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) and the Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF) and cover the underpinning knowledge and understanding for those working directly with children or young people in schools.

You may choose to complete this qualification as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport.

Qualification Fees

Full Funding is available for this qualification, check your eligibility here

Advanced Learner Loans &  Payment Plans Available

 

Apply now
  • Study duration: 12-18 months
  • Course ID: 600/9577/5

Latest news

26th September 2016

Level 2 Certificate In Supporting Learning in PE & School Sport (QCF)

Level 2 Certificate In Supporting Learning in PE & School Sport (QCF) Developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE), the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport aims to provide learners with an introduction to a number of roles through an engagement with physical education and school…

Read more
News
22nd September 2016

Take Your First Step with Us

Make the First Step to a Career in Coaching We are looking for enthusiastic new trainees to be put through their paces in our Coaching Academy!  Are you aged between 16 and 24?  Do you have a passion for sports, dance, cycling or fitness?  Have you ever found it hard to gain employment because you…

Read more
4th May 2016

Coaching Academy

  Begin your journey to a successful career today with First Step Training’s newly launched Training Academy. If you’re aged 16-24 years old and have a passion for sport, dance, cycle or fitness then our newly launched training programme is for you. The Coaching Academy is designed to offer those living in the Hull &…

Read more
News
16th March 2016

Begin your journey to success

Know the career you want, have the determination, passion & ability to do the job but don’t have the qualifications to back it up? Then why not consider a Traineeship and/or Apprenticeship. They’re a great way for someone who has what it takes to achieve their career goals but just needs that helping hand to…

Read more