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1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Physical Development and Physical Activity in the Early Years

Developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and is supported by employers and the industry. The 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Physical Development and Physical Activity in the Early Years has been designed to help up-skill the early-years workforce in the area of physical development for children aged 0-5, as well as to develop a lasting appreciation for healthy living and physical activity in both children and parents/guardians.

This qualification has been designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to enable you to better understand the characteristics of physical development in the early years, and to deliver purposeful physical activities that support a child’s physical development in the early years.

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What is the qualification?

The 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Physical Development and Physical Activity in the Early Years has been developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and is supported by employers and the industry

Who is it aimed at?

The qualification is designed for if you already work, or aspire to work, in an early years setting, such as a nursery, crèche or primary school. The qualification may also help support you if you plan to become, or are already, an au-pair or child minder.    

Additional Course Information

The qualification comprises eight units of assessment. Upon successful completion of the qualification you will be awarded 19 credits. 100% of the learning that you will receive will support you in being able to plan, deliver and review independent, purposeful physical activities in a suitable early years environment.

During your achievement of the qualification, you will undertake learning and assessment to enable you to:

  • understand the principles of physical development and early movement skills
  • understand the principles of safe practice in an early years environment
  • be able to promote healthy living and well-being to children aged 0-5, as well as parents/guardians of children aged 0-5
  • be able to plan, deliver and review physical activity sessions linked to a particular area of physical development
  • be able to assess and observe children in an early years environment against expected development patterns

To access the 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Physical Development and Physical Activity in the Early Years, you need to be at least 17 years of age, hold at least a relevant Level 2 qualification, such as the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport and be able to effectively communicate in English.

Our recommended course provider

The Active Education Co. work with a select number of course providers that our team have thoroughly vetted to ensure a high-quality service for our members. The recommended course provider for the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Physical Development and Physical Activity in the Early Years is ‘BallZone’.

BallZone is a recognised centre for the delivery of awards, qualifications and training in the sports and leisure industry. They deliver a range of vocational training through Sports Coach UK & 1st4Sport. Through these organisation they offer qualifications and training from all ages including 14-19 Alternative Curriculum training and qualifications as well as a wide variety of short and accredited qualifications at Level 1 to 4 for delegates aged 16+.

BallZone have developed their own online learning platform utilising the world-renowned Moodle education software. All their courses are offered with a blen of online tasks and face to face delivery.

 

Upcoming Course Information

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Venue: 80% Online / 20% In Person (Venue TBC)
Cost: £400

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