1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Parkour/Freerunning (NQF)

The 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Parkour/Freerunning (NQF) is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications and has been developed in partnership with Parkour UK. The qualification is solely administered and awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications as the approved awarding body and is regulated onto the government’s National Qualifications Framework by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Parkour/Freerunning (QCF) has been accepted by Ofqual and now sits on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).

This qualification will replace the current 1st4sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Parkour/Freerunning (NQF) and be available for centres (recognised by 1st4sport) to use from 1 April 2011. 1st4sport Qualifications is an awarding body recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and created with the aim of offering vocational qualifications in areas of sport, recreation and allied occupations. Parkour UK is also working with both 1st4sport Qualifications and SportsCoach UK on achieving the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) endorsement for our Level 1 & 2 qualifications, which, it is hoped, will be achieved in 2011.

The pre-requisites for the both the current Level 1 and the new Level 1 Award in Coaching Parkour/Freerunning (QCF) are learners are at least 16 years of age, hold a valid first aid certificate (Parkour UK-approved, minimum of 3 hours) and have attended a SportsCoach UK child protection/safeguarding workshop. It is also recommended that some previous experience of the sport has been undertaken prior to registration of the qualification. However, this is not essential. Parkour UK will be making the necessary changes to their website to ensure their qualification is accurately described as set out above.

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Posted on 21/04/2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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