Certificate in Managing Sports Volunteers – Level 3




The 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Managing Sports Volunteers (QCF) is for anyone over 16 years old who manages sports volunteers (directly or indirectly) and is responsible for club development, volunteer management and support.

Managing Sports Volunteers course can be part of a Sports Development NVQ level 3 qualification and is designed to support those managing volunteers in the sports industry.

Some of the roles that a Sports Development Officer may undertake are as follows:-

  • Governing body of sport volunteer managers
  • County sports partnership managers
  • Local authority sports development officers
  • Further education/higher education volunteer managers.

The qualification explores the principles of managing volunteers in sport. As a result, learners will be able to make a more positive contribution to their organisation by being able to:

  • Develop sports volunteers, including managing other people and overcoming the challenges this can create
  • Monitor and evaluate services, understand budgeting and funding, use policy and law
  • Assess/improve clubs’ engagement with their community.

Units of Study

  • Unit 1 – Managing your role as a sports volunteer manager
  • Unit 2 – Managing Sports Volunteers
  • Unit 3 – Managing Resources in Support of Sports Volunteers
  • Unit 4 – Managing Sports Volunteers Community

How will you be assessed?

Work based knowledge from the industry, work book tasks that require completing and assessment of knowledge and a professional discussion.

This qualification is part of a suite professionally recognised by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), ideal in supporting an individual’s personal and professional development within the sport and leisure industry.