Focus Awards the Awarding Body for sports coaching develops a wide range of Sports qualifications to suit all training providers. The qualifications that Focus Awards offers to training providers are portfolio based and require no exams, this is to eliminate learner’s stress and reduce anxiety.
Below is an overview of sports qualifications that Focus Awards provides to sports coaching:
The Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development (RQF):
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).
The Focus Awards Level 4 Diplomas in Sports Massage Therapy (RQF):
The Focus Awards Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (RQF) is aimed at those learners currently working in the sports and active leisure sector. The purpose of the Focus Awards Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (RQF) is to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills, and understanding that is needed to be able to conduct subjective and objective assessments, provide Sports Massage techniques to prevent and manage injury, and to be confident in treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.