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Glossary of Terms

TERMS DEFINITION
Awarding Body Sports Leaders UK is the accredited Awarding Body that awards the qualifications. Please see 'Awarding Organisation'.
Accreditation Process through which Sports Leaders UK authorise an Approved Assessment Centre (AAC), to deliver and assess qualifications.
Appeal Process through which a challenge can be made about results or other procedural decisions affecting an Approved Assessment Centre (AAC) or individual learners.
Approved Assessment Centre (AAC) Organisation or consortium accountable to Sports Leaders UK for the delivery and assessment of a qualification or unit.
Assessment Process of making judgements on whether a learner's work meets the requirements of an Assessment Criteria of a unit within a qualification, or award.
Assessment Criteria Minimum standards that a learner must achieve in order to demonstrate that the Learning Outcomes have been met for a qualification or unit, or part of a unit.
Assessment Methods Description of the methods, processes and tasks to be used to assess a qualification or unit. For example tutor observation, question and answer, written evidence.
Authentication Confirmation that work has been produced by the learner who is putting it forward for assessment, and all relevant practical assessments have been observed by the Tutor/Assessor.
Awarding Organisation An organisation recognised by the qualification regulators as approved to award credits and qualifications. Sports Leaders UK is an Awarding Organisation.
Awards Sports Leaders UK courses that are not on a regulated framework are generically referred to as 'Awards'. These include the Young Leader Award, Day Certificate in Sports Leadership, Women, Get Set, Go!, Foreign Language Leader Award, Maths Leader Award and Literacy Leader Award.
Centre Course Manager (CCM) Person appointed within the Approved Assessment Centre (AAC) to take overall responsibility for all the registered awards, qualifications and learners at the centre. They will assist with investigations into enquiries about results, and appeals made by a learner. They will also act as the point of contact between Sports Leaders UK and the AAC, and receive all correspondence (Records of Achievement, Technical Updates, invoices, letters).
Certificate Record of attainment for a qualification, unit or award issued by Sports Leaders UK.
Competence Ability to demonstrate that the Learning Outcomes of the qualification have been achieved.
Core Values Statements that support the work of Sports Leaders UK and its qualifications as an Awarding Organisation.
Course Outline/Plan Plan for delivering a qualification including details of assessment tasks, assessment methods and types of activities.
Creative and Cultural Skills The Sector Skills Council for Creative and Cultural Industries including craft, cultural heritage, design, literature, music, performing arts and visual arts.
Demonstration of Leadership Part of the course where a learner must lead others in order to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding attained during the delivery of the qualification.
Demonstration of Volunteering Part of the course where a learner must volunteer in order to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding attained during the delivery of the qualification.
Enquiry about results Process through which Sports Leaders UK may be asked to check one or more of the procedures leading to a reported result.
Evidence Records that show what has been achieved, when it was achieved, and by whom.
Exemplar Materials Specimens of acceptable and unacceptable work and activities to highlight good practice and reinforce Sports Leaders UK standards.
External Verification and Performance Review Process involving a Sports Leaders UK representative, checking that accurate and consistent standards of assessment are achieved and maintained across centres, and over time.
Independent Assessor (IA) Individual appointed by the Approved Assessment Centre (AAC) who is independent from the course that will provide an assessment of the learner's competence.
Independent Assessor (Outdoor Leadership qualifications) Individual appointed by the Approved Assessment Centre (AAC) who is independent from the course that will provide an assessment of the learners competence. This will take place during the assessment component of the course. The Independent Assessor must hold a minimum relevant qualification.
Internal Verifier (IV) Individual appointed by the Approved Assessment Centre (AAC) to monitor the quality of the Tutor/Assessor's performance and verify the assessment decisions made.
Joint Advisory Committee for Qualifications Approval (JACQA) This group is being dissolved. It was established from a merger of some functions of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). Included representatives of higher education and employers, to advise the government on which qualifications should receive public funding.
Learner Person who is registered with Sports Leaders UK and in training for an award or qualification.
Learning Outcome Statement of what a learner is expected to know, understand and/or do, in order to achieve a unit.
Mentor (BEL/BEAL/DWL specific) The person who overseas the leadership hours. The Tutor/Assessor could be the Mentor; the Internal Verifier and the Independent Assessor cannot be the Mentor.
National Database of Accredited Qualifications (NDAQ) Replaced by the Register of Regulated Qualifications in October 2010. It contained details of qualifications that are accredited by regulators of external qualifications in England (Ofqual), Wales (DCELLS) and Northern Ireland (CCEA).
National Governing Body (NGB) An organisation that oversees local clubs for a selected sport and may be one governing body with separate branches for England, Scotland and Wales. Responsible for local clubs all over the country, organising competitions and supporting National Teams. Also responsible for establishing rules for the sport and organising educational programmes for teachers, coaches and officials.
National Occupational Standards (NOS) Statements that provide a benchmark for qualifications in terms of level and difficulty for an occupational field.
Offices of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) Regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. Also regulate vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.
Partnership A number of organisations agreeing to work together for delivery, with one being named the Approved Assessment Centre.
Participant(s) Person or group being led by a learner for a chosen activity or session.
Pass Minimum standards that a learner must achieve in order to gain a qualification.
Performance Review Undertaken by an Quality Assurance Officer (QAO). Monitoring of activities on the consistency of standards which are maintained by an Approved Assessment Centre (AAC).
Policies Detailed guidance on how Sports Leaders UK operates and provides support to centres and/or learners, including points of contact and expected timescales.
Qualifications Sports Leaders UK courses that are recognised by a regulatory authority. Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) includes the Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership, Level 1 Award in Dance Leadership, Level 1 Award in Sports Volunteering, Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership, Level 2 Award in Dance Leadership, Level 2 Award in Community Sports Volunteering, Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership, Level 2 Award in Assisting in Basic Expedition Leadership, Level 3 Award in Day Walk Leadership, Level 3 Certificate in Basic Expedition Leadership and the Level 3 Certificate in Higher Sports Leadership. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework includes the Level 4 Award in Sports Leadership.
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Framework for recognising and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Qualification Syllabus Course of study where learners must demonstrate competence and provide evidence that they have achieved all units of the qualification.
Quality Assurance Officer (QAO) Person appointed by Sports Leaders UK to ensure accurate and consistent standards of assessment are achieved and maintained across centres and over time.
Quality Assurance Procedures Process through which an Approved Assessment Centre (AAC) records assessment decisions made on a learner, and can demonstrate competence and provide evidence that they have achieved all units of the qualification.
Quality Assurance Report Report involving a visit from a Sports Leaders UK representative, checking that accurate and consistent standards of assessment are achieved and maintained across centres.
Reasonable Adjustments Adjustments made to the assessment of a qualification to enable a disabled learner to demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding to levels of attainment required. Arrangements must ensure that other learners are not disadvantaged as a result of the adjustment.
Record of Achievement Evidence record that is completed to show what a learner has achieved.
Registration Process through which an Approved Assessment Centre (AAC) registers learners to undertake a qualification or unit.
Regulatory Authorities Government designated statutory organisations required to establish national standards for qualifications and secure consistent compliance with them.
Risk Activities Activities that are deemed dangerous or inappropriate for an unqualified learner to lead.
Satellite delivery site A site where an Approved Assessment Centre (AAC) will deliver a qualification at a facility other than the registered address. In these cases the AAC must inform Sports Leaders UK of the other sites where the qualification is to be delivered from. All satellite delivery sites must comply with Sports Leaders UK standards.
Scheme of Work Detailed plan showing breakdown per unit of the delivery of a qualification including assessment tasks and methods. It should cover the required programme of study, identifying the main objectives and suggested activities that can help to meet those objectives. The detail of each session that makes up the teaching of each unit should be recorded in a session plan - not in the Scheme of Work.
Senior Quality Assurance Officer (SQAO) Person appointed by Sports Leaders UK to manage an area and the Quality Assurance Officers (QAOs) working within the area.
SkillsActive The Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure and Learning. Directed by employers, SkillsActive leads the skills and productivity drive across sport and recreation, health and fitness, outdoors, play work and caravan industries.
Special Considerations Consideration given to a learner who has temporarily experienced illness, injury or some other event outside the learners control which could effect the learners ability to take an assesment or demonstrate level of attainment in assessment. Arrangements must ensure that other learners are not simultaneously disadvantaged as a result of any adjustment.
Technical Update Important information provided to all Approved Assessment Centres to update and inform staff of improvements and changes made to the development, delivery and assessment of Sports Leaders UK qualifications.
The Register of Regulated Qualifications Contains details of Recognised Awarding Organisations and Regulated Qualifications in England (Ofqual), Wales (DfES) and Northern Ireland (Ofqual for vocational qualifications and CCEA for all other qualifications).
Tutor Resource (TR) Digital resources that all centres need to deliver the awards and qualifications. Includes qualification specifications, ideas for delivery and worksheets.
Tutor Training Continuous Professional Development provides Tutor/Assessors with a development opportunity to learn about Sports Leaders UK's leadership qualifications - giving an insight into the content of the different courses available, by attending a variety of workshops and briefings, both theory and practical. This information allows Tutor/Assessors to consider the benefits of the qualifications and inspires them to deliver leadership qualifications at their Approved Assessment Centre (AAC).
Tutor/Assessor (T/A) Person within an Approved Assessment Centre (AAC) who delivers a qualification and assesses the learner's work using the Assessment Criteria.
Unique Learner Number A unique 10 digit reference number used to access Personal Learning Records (PLR) issued by Learning Records Services.
Unit Detailed statement defining the title, accredited unit number, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria that contribute to the qualification syllabus.
Walking Log (BEL/BEAL/DWL specific) This where the learners record their personal walks in BEL terrain.


Date printed: 23/10/2017

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