ActivTechs are technical qualifications in sport and physical activity, equivalent to GCSE and A-levels. They are included in the 2018 performance table.
Working in sport is all about building relationships, connecting with children, young people and adults – from diverse walks of life – to help them feel comfortable. However this requires practical, real-life experience. On an ActivTech, young people gain plenty of this. For example, they may run a multi-skills session for a group of children or support the delivery of PE in school.
Harnessing the power of sport to build personal skills ActivTechs are all about learning-through-doing. They are designed to bring out young people’s inner-confidence to connect with others, from all walks of life.
Patience, empathy, leadership and communications skills are the qualities they will develop. Personal qualities that will stand young people in good stead, whatever path they choose.
Benefits of ActivTechs:
Versatile: choose the sport or physical activity that meets the needs of your learners. This could be for example football, cricket, netball, orienteering or wrestling.
Recognised by sector employers and universities. Level 3 Diplomas are guaranteed to carry UCAS points.
Even in the short-term, they give students options to secure enjoyable, part-time roles (in coaching, physical activity or as a holiday club co-ordinator) alongside their chosen career or further study.
Students can gain other qualifications at the same time – no extra teaching required.