Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development (RQF)

(QRN – 601/5373/8)


Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development (RQF) aims to recognise competence within the workplace for learners in a sports development role within the active leisure sector. This qualification is aimed at:
  • Learners aged 16+ who have the opportunity to pursue a career in the active leisure industry as a sports development officer.
  • Activity leaders that would like a qualification to help them progress to the next level as a sports development officer (learners must be given sufficient responsibilities in order to generate the necessary evidence for their chosen units).
  • Current sports development officers would like a nationally recognised qualification to formalise their experience and skills within their current role.
  • Active leisure facilities (leisure centres, local councils etc.) that require their existing sports development staff to hold a nationally recognised qualification to improve their overall management of staff, improve links in the community, and general customer service across their establishment(s).

Qualification Structure

The learner must achieve all 40 credits from the 5 mandatory units, plus a minimum of 4 optional units, at least 1 unit of which must come from Option Group 1, at least 2 units of which must come from Options Group 2, and the remaining 1 unit can come from Options Group 1 or Option Group 2. Totalling 64 Credits.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification but there is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading, and writing) involved so learners should have basic skills in communication at Level 2.

 Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

Geographical Coverage

This qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level Credit GLH
Mandatory unit
Manage own resources and professional development M/502/8458 4 5 20
Contribute to strategic development in sport and active leisure M/503/0534 3 7 23
Provide leadership in sport and active leisure K/502/9690 5 9 60
Promote equality and diversity in sport and physical activity T/503/0535 3 15 51
Ensure the health, safety, welfare and security of customers and staff A/503/0651 3 4 23
Optional 1
Facilitate community-based sport and physical activity F/503/0652 3 16 73
Support the development of sport and physical activity in education J/503/0653 4 13 43
Optional 2
Lead and motivate volunteers K/503/0645 3 10 59
Recruit, select and keep colleagues H/602/1842 5 12 85
Involve, motivate and retain volunteers   Y/503/0656 3 10 60
Develop productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders A/502/9287 3 4 22
Allocate and monitor the progress and quality of work in own area of responsibility M/602/1844 4 14 95
Provide learning opportunities for colleagues K/602/1843 4 11 85
Contribute to the prevention and management of abusive and aggressive behaviour T/601/1168 3 4 20
Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists M/601/0648 3 4 24
Support the efficient use of resources H/502/8756 4 5 19
Apply for external funding for sport and physical activity R/503/0655 3 11 58
Manage information for action K/502/8457 3 6 24
Contribute to evaluating, developing and promoting services H/602/1839 4 11 85
Plan and organise services D/502/9685 3 3 15
Manage a project J/502/9678 4 6 26
Work with others to improve customer service D/601/1553 3 8 53

Sports, Leisure and Recreation