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Level 1

1st4sport Level 1 Triathlon Coach

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This qualification will be withdrawn from 31 March 2023

Learners are still able to be registered up until that date, and any learner on programme prior to the registration expiration date will have the full duration of the qualification registration period to complete and be certificated.


Qualification number
SFA/LAD funding code


Required age
16 +

Learning hours

Guided learning hours
Total qualification hours

Key dates

Operational start date
Qualification review date
Certification end date


The 1st4sport Level 1 Triathlon Coach is ideal for learners aspiring to build a career in triathlon coaching.

They will learn how to prepare a pre-planned or signed off session, deliver and review single triathlon coaching sessions, developing their understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of this.

If your learners are over the age of 18, this qualification will also enable them to lead sessions independently.

They may be involved in the provision of coaching sessions with a ‘drop in’ approach, meeting the needs of people keen to participate on a more ad hoc basis.

This qualification sits within a progressive suite of triathlon coaching qualifications.

The qualification content is derived from the National Occupational Standards for Sports Coaching (2014) and the industry’s agreed common content for coaching. It is recognised by the British Triathlon Federation and UK Coaching.

Enables learners to prepare, deliver and review single triathlon coaching sessions

Qualification Progression

The qualification will enable successful learners to progress on to the 1st4sport Level 2 Triathlon Coach. The skills and knowledge developed may also be used to enable learners to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in coaching sport, physical activity, activity leadership, supporting PE in school sport and sports development.
The qualification sits within a suite of progressive coaching sport qualifications, and supports direct progression onto the 1st4sport Level 2 Triathlon Coach

This qualification may lead to paid work or unpaid voluntary roles in coaching sessions in Triathlon. Other roles that the learner may consider exploring include Activator, Technical Official or Volunteer.

Level 1

1st4sport Level 1 Triathlon Coach

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