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Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 Award In Introductory Work in the Outdoors

This qualification has been reviewed

This qualification has been reviewed to ensure that its content is still appropriate and a decision has been made to extend until 30 November 2024.


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Required age
16 +

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The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Introductory Work in the Outdoors offers an important introduction to working in the outdoors industry and the variety of roles available.

If your learners passion is to play a part in the delivery of outdoor sports and related activities, completing this qualification is a key step to take when building a career in this sector.

This qualification has been developed by SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being, in consultation with industry experts in the area of sport and active leisure.

It is part of a suite of qualifications recognised by the Chartered Institute for the management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Learn about the variety of roles available in the outdoor industry

Qualification Progression

Learners may consider, after an appropriate period of gaining experience in working in the outdoors, the following progression options:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Introductory Work in the Outdoors
  • 1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership
  • Coaching or instructing qualifications within the Outdoor Sector.
Learners should look to develop their learning and knowledge of working in the outdoors by working with other, more experienced, colleagues. Following a period of practice, learners may choose to develop their skills by participating in continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities offered within the Outdoor Sector.

This qualification may lead to, or help support progression within, employment within the outdoor sector. Learners may be able to secure roles working in an assistant role, supporting other, more qualified outdoor practitioners..

Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 Award In Introductory Work in the Outdoors

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