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Course description

This qualification is designed to provide benefit to learners on the basis that it prepares them for deployment as a tutor and assessor in Sport; specifically relevant to delivering vocational sports coaching qualifications awarded by 1st4sport. The qualification is recognised as the minimum industry standard qualification for tutors and assessors in sport

Who is the course for?

This qualification is ideal for those interested in the tutoring and assessing of sports coaching programmes, as part of a governing body of sport education workforce or for generic sport qualifications.

The qualification is designed for those with technical competence in the subject area/sport they wish to deliver / assess. This qualification is seen as the entry point to a role in tutoring and assessing in sport. It is not suitable for assessing NVQ or competence based qualifications.

What’s the value of this course?

This qualification may lead to paid employment in the tutoring and assessing of sports coaching programmes, as part of a governing body of sport education workforce or for generic sport qualifications.

Learner Feedback 

  • "Good content, Good balance between learning via reading and practical parts. Tutor was very engaging and made sure the content was relevant." - Sheree 

  • "Although delivered virtually, the sessions were very engaging & well delivered. Sessions flowed well, and catered for all of our needs. Feeling very inspired to get out and start tutoring & assessing!"                           - Matthew (Harlequins Foundation)

  • "Very enjoyable, good group and some really useful stuff. The Tutor was very personable and provided an excellent learning experience." - Gregory (Avanti Cycling) 

Learner eligibility

Learners must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be appropriately identified
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • Hold a relevant vocational sports qualification in the subject area/sport they aspire to tutor and assess, and at least the same level

It is strongly recommended that learners who are registering onto this course have access to a mentor in their own environment to support their development. This can be an experienced tutor/assessor or a peer who is going through the same qualification. If you have further questions, please contact us.

Assessment (if applicable)

Learners are required to produce a portfolio of evidence away from the course which includes:

  • Completing a series of assessed tasks
  • Tutoring activities and session plans
  • A personal development plan and reflective practice

Format / duration

This qualification is delivered in one of two formats. Please view the options at the bottom of the page to understand which options are available:

  • Online delivery with a course tutor
  • Face to face tutored delivery

If choosing an online format, learners must have access to a laptop or tablet. A smartphone device is accepted but functionality can be limited. The device must have access to a microphone as the sessions will be interactive. Please also ensure you have good WIFI access. If you have any additional learning needs, please let us know when registering for the course so we can support you.

We have a flexible delivery model. Should you wish to speak to us about alternative formats, please contact us

Progression opportunities

Successful learners may progress to further education and training qualifications. The skills and knowledge developed may also be used to enable learners to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in the delivery, assessment or verification in sport, physical activity, activity leadership, supporting PE in school sport and sports development.


Flexible payment plans are available for this course to support accessibility. Please download the document on the left hand side of this page.

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This course can also be delivered to specific groups and organisations.

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