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Contact Details and Frequently Asked Questions for Learners and Centres
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Frequently Asked Questions
This varies depending on the qualification.
Generally, the maximum time available to complete corresponds to the level of the qualification. For example, you will have three years to complete a Level 3 qualification.
Centres are charged a fee to register a learner, dependent on the qualification. They set the price that you are charged.
End-point Assessment (EPA)
No. As reaching the set level of English and Maths is a requirement of the Gateway, the apprentice must have achieved this before they can be confirmed for an EPA.
You’ll need to submit proof of achievement to us before the EPA.
Assessors must be independent. 1st4sport has a team of highly trained and experienced assessors who conduct the assessment for apprentices.
Once 1st4sport has sent the EPA results to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and managed any queries, the ESFA and Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) issue the apprenticeship certificates.
As they send the certificate directly to the employer, 1st4sport can’t guarantee a timeline for this.
1st4sport also issues an Assessment-branded EPA statement of achievement, which includes a breakdown of results and grade by assessment event.
- All 1st4sport Qualifications are regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual). Ofqual also provides External Quality Assurance services for 1st4sport apprenticeship standards.
- Some 1st4sport Qualifications are regulated in Wales by Qualifications in Wales. Visit the Qualification of Wales website to find out more.
- Some 1st4sport Qualifications are regulated in Northern Ireland by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA). Visit the CCEA website to find out more.
- Some 1st4sport Qualifications attract UCAS points. Visit the UCAS website to find out more.
- The Department of Education approves qualifications for public funding. Visit the Department of Education: Overview – List of Qualifications Department of Education page to find out which 1st4sport Qualifications have been approved. Visit the Department of Education: Qualification Search Results Department of Education page for more funding information.
- Several 1st4sport Qualifications have been mapped against the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector.
- The Institute for Apprenticeships is an employer-led organisation. They work with employers to develop, review and revise apprenticeships to ensure that apprentices get the opportunity to maximise their potential.