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Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Active Leisure, Sport and Physical Activities

This qualification will be withdrawn from 31 March 2023

1st4sport are a regulated awarding organisation and under our conditions of recognition we are required to continually review and update all regulated qualifications. This is to ensure they remain fit for purpose and are valid, current and have a place in the current market. The most recent review has identified that this qualification is no longer meeting those criteria and should not continue to be made available to complete.

Key information and dates for the 2022-23 academic year



Qualification number
SFA/LAD funding code


Required age
14 +

Learning hours

Guided learning hours
Total qualification hours

Key dates

Operational start date
Qualification review date
Certification end date


This qualification is ideal for anyone who is not yet 16 and to be studied alongside GCSEs or other technical awards.

The following subject areas will complement this qualification:

  • Biology.
  • Physical Education.
  • Health.
  • Fitness.
  • Sport.
Suitable for anyone interested in pursuing a vocational qualification focusing on the active leisure, sport and physical activity industry in future, it will give you a strong introduction to the active leisure industry, as well as to the skills required to work in this sector.

Gain key insight into the active leisure industry and the skills required to work within the sport and physical activity sector

Qualification Progression

On completion, learners may progress to an intermediate, or potentially an advanced, apprenticeship in a range of sport and active leisure sector areas, or to Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, such as; Vocational, A-levels, Technical Certificates, Technical Levels and Applied Generals.

This qualification may lead to paid employment or unpaid voluntary roles in leading sports activities, working as part of a coaching team as an assistant or support role. This could include supporting the delivery of activities within primary schools or securing a part-time role within a leisure facility, holiday club or a community based participation programme. It is essential to note that learners are not able to lead activities autonomously until they are 18 years old. The qualification will support an application for an intermediate apprenticeship in activity leadership, coaching, exercise and fitness or leisure operations for learners seeking to progress to a paid in-training role rather than opting for traditional post-16 educational routes.

Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Active Leisure, Sport and Physical Activities

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