The 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Assistant Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity) provides learners aged 14 and over with an introduction to coaching sport and physical activity at an assistant coach level. Depending on the age of the learner, this qualification may support a role in the workplace, either in paid or voluntary occupations, as support for a Level 2 of Level 3 qualified sports coach.

Successful achievement of the qualification enables learners to apply the principles of safe and effective sport and physical activity sessions to a group of participants, under the supervision of more qualified coaches. Successful learners will develop an understanding of appropriate coaching skills and knowledge to be able to support the delivery and review of coaching sessions.

This qualification has replaced the 1st4sport Level 1 award in the Principles of Coaching Sport and is aligned to the UK Coaching Common Coaching Content.

Blended Learning

Online Tasks Completed in own time

2 Contact Learning Days including assessment when online tasks completed

Course Cost


Newport Indoor Football Centre, Usk Way, Newport NP20 2HZ

9.00am – 4.30pm each day, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st August

Who should attend?

Anyone over the age of 14, who has an interest in becoming a sports coach.

Entry Age:


QCF Credit Value:

4 credits