We are in the process of applying to become an approved Awarding Body with SQA. If successful, we will be able to offer the following redeveloped qualifications as SQA accredited qualifications from September 2017:
New Sports Leadership Qualifications
New Dance Leadership Qualifications
These new qualifications have been redeveloped to be:
What qualifications will the new qualifications replace?
SCQF DL5 is the only qualification that has not been offered in Scotland as yet. The other qualifications will replace the following qualifications from September (date to be confirmed):
Important dates for your Centre for these replaced qualifications:
As communicated in the previous Briefing, all Centres are required to have an annual Quality Assurance review. If your Centre has not had this arranged yet for the 2016/17 academic year, please contact your Senior Quality Assurance Officer to discuss.
Making requests for certificates via LEAP can now only be undertaken by a person who is named as a Tutor/Assessor against that particular course. This will mean that if a Tutor/Assessor does not already have a LEAP account they will have to register as a new user before being able to claim the certificates. This is to ensure that the Centre is compliant with our processes and policies.
As per the Terms & Conditions (2016) you have until 1 May 2017 to notify us if you wish to withdraw from the delivery of Sports Leaders UK qualifications or become a maintained centre, without being liable for the minimum spend during the 2017/18 academic year. Please refer to the Withdrawal Policy or Maintained Centre Policy for details on how to action either of these processes.
On 1 April 2017 we will be launching the following qualifications for delivery (click on the links below for more information on each qualification):
New qualificationsFor courses from 1 April 2017
Qualifications they will replace
Last registrations – 31 August 2017Last certification requests – 31 August 2020
Level 3 Certificate in Basic Expedition Leadership (BEL3)Quan code – 500/9858/5
Level 3 Award in Day Walk Leadership (DWL3)Quan code – 500/9651/5
Level 2 Award in Assisting in Basic Expedition Leadership (BEAL2)Quan code – 600/4320/9
The new qualifications have been designed to be:
Why have the new qualifications been developed?
We wanted to ensure that the content and delivery model of the BEL3/DWL3/BEAL2 continued to be valid for those who use the qualifications in the outdoor sector. The changes made have been informed by feedback from Centres to make sure the new qualifications are fit for purpose.
From 31st August 2017 we will no longer be offering the Level 1 Award in Sports Volunteering (Quan code – 600/3203/0).
What can your Centre offer instead?
The Level 1 Qualification in Sports Leadership gives learners the opportunity to develop many of the same key skills and behaviours as SV1 but in an easier to deliver and assess format. Many of these skills can be applied to the volunteering opportunities that your learners will encounter.
Why have we decided to withdraw this qualification from regulation?
Following an internal review of the validity of all of our qualifications we found that SV1 no longer has:
We are currently undertaking a review of all Dance Leadership qualifications with a view to launch new versions of these in September 2017. Keep an eye out on our website and social media platforms for more information on these over the coming months.
We will be sending you a customer satisfaction survey to get your feedback on improvements we can make to our qualifications and delivery models. Please look out for it and respond to it when you get the opportunity to – your feedback is valued and will inform the way we work with in the future.
As part of our annual review, we recently updated our policies and procedures. A full list of these can be found here.