ActivTech
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ActivTechs

Qualifications equivalent to GCSEs and A-levels

ActivTechs harness the power of sport to help teachers in secondary schools bring out young people’s inner-confidence to connect with others, from all walks of life.

ActivTechs are all about learning-through-doing. What sets ActivTechs apart is that they enable teachers to give pupils plenty of practical experience. Our centres tell us that this is resulting in a far more engaging learning experience for pupils. Available through our accredited awarding organisation, 1st4sport Qualifications.

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Discover Coaching Online Course

Short, entertaining games give people the chance to have a go at being a coach

Being able to connect with people is the most important skill for a coach. This online course, developed for our parent charity sports coach UK, helps learners think about qualities that will serve them well; skills that will stand them in good stead to bring out the best in people – not just in coaching but in all walks of life. This course is deigned to help people start out in coaching with the right mindset: a mindset that is committed to helping everyone enjoy taking part.

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PE Core Activities

Resources help teachers benchmark and measure pupils’ progress in PE

We have updated the PE Core Tasks to meet the current National Curriculum. We’ve made them available as durable activity cards and as downloads and video demonstration clips on the PE Core Activities website.

‘The new curriculum … makes it difficult for teachers to know how to assess progress in PE … and identify what levels pupils should be at any particular stage. This is a fantastic resource, which helps them do just that.’ Dan Wilson, Yorkshire Sport Foundation Development Manager for Education

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Safe Practice Guidance for School Sport and Physical Activity

The Association for Physical Education’s official legal guidance helps schools keep children safe from harm

The resource, commended by over 30 organisations, has been a go-to reference for teachers since the 1970s. Published by Coachwise as a book, we’ve now also brought this resource into the digital age in the form of an online searchable tool. Ideal for busy teachers on-the-go.

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Activity Leadership
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Activity Leadership Certificates

These qualifications enable young people (aged 14-19) to develop leadership skills through sport and physical activity – either in a specific-sport or more generally, in the work place.

‘A great qualification as it has the flexibility to be able to allow our learners to develop in their chosen career path.’
Jo Mortimer, Apprenticeship Programme Manager, PGL

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Leisure Operations
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Leisure Operations and Management

Seven accredited qualifications for careers in leisure operations and management

Some of these are recognised by CIMSPA (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) and some can be delivered as part of the intermediate level Apprenticeship in leisure operations.

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Functional Skills in Maths and English

Level one and two qualifications used in apprenticeships in sport, playwork, fitness or physical activity.

Uniquely, these qualifications provide colleges with the tools to teach Maths and English through the medium of sport or physical activity. Colleges tell us that this is resulting in a far more engaging experience for learners.

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First Aid
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First Aid and Injury Management

When combined together, these two qualifications enable people (aged 14+) to work as a first-aider for a sporting event.

The affordable package includes a whole raft of tools, support and content for training providers.

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Working in the Outdoors
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Working in the Outdoors

A suite of qualifications catering for learners wishing to work in the outdoors. Training providers can deliver them as part of Apprenticeships or as stand-alone qualifications.

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Early Years
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Supporting Physical Development in Schools and Early Years

In partnership with the Association of Physical Education, we offer qualifications that help training providers prepare learners to take on roles in school/early years settings. These qualifications will develop their abilities to help nurture physically-confident children.

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Active Communities
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Awards for Social Good

Tackling social youth issues in the community through the medium of sport and physical activity

Developed in partnership with the Active Communities Network, and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, these awards enable communities to provide learners, aged 16 years of age and above, with the skills needed to: support disenfranchised youths at risk; or to use sport to tackle youth crime.


Spectator Safety
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Qualifications in Spectator Safety

Developing stewards who make sure spectators come back again and again to well-managed events, free from safety concerns.

These qualifications are used by a number of venues, to train stewards for any type of live event, including Europe’s second largest stadium, Wembley.

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