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Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in 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This qualification will be withdrawn from 31 March 2023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
16 +

Learning hours

Guided learning hours
Total qualification hours

Key dates

Operational start date
Qualification review date
Certification end date


This is the ideal qualification to offer learners interested in working in the sport and physical activity industry, including in academia

Your learners will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to achieve their aspirations, while learning how to apply theory to practice.

Sitting within a progressive suite of technical and applied qualifications, this qualification has been approved by the Department for Education.

Provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to help build a career in the sport and physical activity sector

Qualification Progression

Learners who complete this qualification learners may progress to an advanced apprenticeship programme in a range of sport and active leisure sector areas, or to Level 3 or 4 qualifications, such as; Vocational, A-levels, technical Certificates, Technical Levels and Applied Generals.
This qualification can help to support progression to higher education in the areas of sports science, sports and exercise studies, sports coaching, leisure management, sports development or initial teacher training. Higher education institutions may require learners to achieve additional level 3 qualifications in order to meet their entry requirements. Alternatively learners may look to progress to a HND or foundation degree rather than progressing straight to an undergraduate programme.

The 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activities provides an access route to several Advanced Level Apprenticeships including Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport, Sports Development and Leisure Management.
Learners may also move into employment in the Sport and Active Leisure industry, in roles related to the delivery of PE and School Sport, sports coaching, instructing, leading or delivering physical activity programmes in the wider community.

Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activities

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