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Sports StructuresWelcome to Augusts edition of the Sport Structures education e-news. Below are a number of featured courses and upcoming courses that you might be interested in attending. Please also look on our website for other courses that we offer.


August Features

Have you considered becoming a UK Ultimate Coach?

The UK Ultimate level 1X course is a specific course for non-players who would like to begin coaching Ultimate to extend their expertise or provision. The course looks to support current and aspiring teachers, sport students at universities and coaches in other sports. Check out a video showcasing the course here

Full details


Workforce Development – Quality Assurance

We will be running the 1st4Sport Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (L4AIQAQ) next month. The qualification aims to support experienced assessors who want to move into an internal verifier role or assessors who are already doing a IV role without holding a qualification in internal quality assurance. The course is delivered over a two day period, with a month gap in between day 1 and 2.

Further information can be found here.


Register your interest – UK Dodgeball Association Courses

Working in conjunction with the UKDBA, we are in the process of organising a number of Dodgeball courses nationally. Interest in these courses can be registered by clicking here.


Archery Instructor Course with the Army Cadet Force

We were delighted to organise a course for the Middlesex and NW London Army Cadet Force last month. Capt. Victoria Coles said the following:

“The course is a highly interactive, enjoyable and fun course where you learn both the theory and practical aspects of what’s involved in being an archery instructor”.

Read more here.



Coming Soon - Coaching Games Workshop

We piloted our new workshop last month which aims to support coaches in developing purposeful games. Historically, coaching has used a technique based approach and this workshop will provide coaches with a framework to coach strategies and tactics. Further information will be released soon.


Certificate or Award? Multi-Skills Development Offer

In September, 1st4Sport qualifications are releasing the 1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Multi-Skills Development in Sport. This new qualification is ideal for coaches who are at the beginning of their coaching journey and don’t currently meet the pre-requisites for the Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (i.e. level 2 coaching qualification).
We will be offering the new certificate from September along with the current level 2 award. Learners can register their interest here.


Supporting Physical Education in Schools

Last month, we delivered the 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport at our offices in Birmingham. Attendees were from a variety of coaching and teaching backgrounds.
The qualification gives an insight into;

  • How schools operate
  • Policies and legislation
  • Communication skills
  • Safeguarding
  • Child development
  • Assessment for learning
  • Planning and evaluating a block of 6 progressive lessons

The practical observations give feedback and ideas for improving teaching techniques and lesson structure in line with government and AfPE guidance.  The qualification also gives coaches a chance to share ideas, issues faced and solutions, with each other and the tutor.
The AfPE and the government guidance for schools is that all coaches teaching PE lessons in schools should be at least Level 3 PESS. The qualification is ideal for those looking to be employed in school sport and can also support learners to become qualified Teaching Assistants (TA) or Higher-Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA).
Register your in our future courses interest here.






Archery Instructor Course

15th September

Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Hart, Redcar


Governing In Sport Workshop

20th September

Edgbaston, Birmingham


Tchoukball Level 1 Course

30th September

Bournville College, Birmingham


1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport

10th October

Edgbaston, Birmingham


UK Ultimate Level 1 X (Non players)

14th October

Corpus Christi Catholic College, Leeds


BSUK Level 2 Coach

29th October

The Academy of St Francis of Assisi, Liverpool


Our mailing address is: Sport Structures, Suite 8 The Cloisters, 12, George Road, Egbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 1NP, United Kingdom



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