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									     Level 3 Certificate for the Outdoor Industry

Issue 3 April 2009                                                             Pages 1 - 8

Qualification Accreditation Number 100/5644/0




                     Section 1:
                     Qualification Overview




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     Qualification Overview

    Introduction
    The NCFE Level 3 Certificate for the Outdoor Industry has been accredited by the qualifications
    regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland1 and is part of the National Qualifications
    Framework (NQF). Its Qualification Accreditation Number is 100/5644/0. This qualification is therefore
    fundable under the Learning and Skills Act 2000 under Sections 96 and 97. Its Learning Aim Code is
    10056440. For further guidance on funding, please contact your local Learning and Skills Council.
    The NCFE Level 3 Certificate for the Outdoor Industry is an ideal qualification for those with some
    experience in the outdoor industry who are seeking to further their knowledge and understanding of
    outdoor environments. The NCFE Level 3 Certificate for the Outdoor Industry is not intended to replace
    National Governing Body technical qualifications. It complements the broad range of technical
    qualifications available by providing the essential supplementary interpersonal, group management and
    facilitation skills required to enhance competence and promote personal development, whilst meeting
    the needs of participants to ensure that their experiences are meaningful and relevant.
    Guided learning hours (GLH):                                       450
    NQF Level:                                                         3
    Assessment requirements:                                           Internally assessed portfolio
    The qualification consists of 5 mandatory units:
       Unit 01    Develop a career pathway in the outdoor industry
       Unit 02    Understand and appreciate the physical environment
       Unit 03    Establish effective operational procedures in the outdoor industry
       Unit 04    Deliver experientially based outdoor learning sessions
       Unit 05    Deliver coaching sessions in an outdoor activity context
    Learning outcomes for each unit are provided in Section 4 (page 12).
    Learners must successfully complete all 5 mandatory units to be awarded the NCFE Level 3 Certificate
    for the Outdoor Industry.

    Accreditation and Certification End Dates
    All qualifications on the NQF have accreditation and certification end dates which are set by the
    regulators to ensure that they remain current and valid. Candidate registrations may not be accepted by
    NCFE after the accreditation end date for a specific qualification if an extension to the accreditation is
    not obtained from the regulators. However, certification is allowed until the certification end date so
    that candidates have time to complete any programme of study.
    Towards the end of the accreditation period for a qualification, NCFE will undertake a review of the
    qualification. This will be done in collaboration with sector representatives in order to make any
    changes necessary to meet sector needs and reflect recent developments. Once this review process
    is complete NCFE will, in most cases, apply to the regulators for an extension to the accreditation period.

    1The qualifications regulators (‘the regulators’) are Ofqual in England, DCELLS in Wales and CCEA in
    Northern Ireland.
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Accreditation and Certification End Dates (Continued)
Information relating to changes or extensions to qualifications will be posted on the NCFE website
(www.ncfe.org.uk) and sent to approved centres. To ensure that you are using the most up-to-date
version of this Qualification Specification please check the issue date on the front cover of this
document against that of the Qualification Specification on the NCFE website (www.ncfe.org.uk).

How to Give us Your Comments
If you have any suggestions to make about this qualification or would like to give us some feedback on
how you have used the qualification, please email sportandrecreation@ncfe.org.uk and mark your email
‘content review’.

Status in Wales and Northern Ireland
Currently, NCFE intends to provide its qualifications to centres in England and appropriate resources
are available to produce both specifications and assessment materials for these centres. Qualification
Specifications and assessment materials can be made available to centres in Northern Ireland and
Wales. (NCFE is able to provide Qualification Specifications and assessment materials in the Welsh
and/or Irish language where requested and appropriate).

Aims and Objectives
The qualification aims to:
  develop an understanding of the organisation/operation of the sport and recreation industry and
  employment in the outdoor industry
  develop an understanding of the environments in which outdoor activities take place
  ensure learners develop greater understanding, awareness and respect for themselves, others and
  the environment
  encourage learners to commit to continuing professional and personal development
  provide a basis for further study and motivation towards career development
  enhance interpersonal, group management and facilitation skills
  enable learners to deliver meaningful outdoor sessions within a framework of care and safety

Target Group
This qualification is ideal for those with some experience in the outdoor industry, with a high level
of commitment to a career in the outdoor industry and evidence of prolonged participation in one
or more of the expected outdoor activities.




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    Entry Guidance
    Centres arranging participation in adventure activities covered by the Adventure Activities Licensing
    Regulations 1996 must ensure that they meet the inspection and licensing requirements of the
    Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). For further details regarding adventure activities
    licensing, please refer to the AALA’s website (www.aala.org).
    There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Learners wishing
    to undertake this qualification should hold an appropriate Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Learners
    should have some previous experience in the outdoor industry, ideally demonstrated by completion of
    the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Outdoor Activity Leadership or a National Governing Body award.
    Admittance onto a course of study remains at the discretion of the centre based upon the above criteria.
    There are no restrictions on learner entry for this qualification. However, learners should be made
    aware that they should not register with NCFE or any other awarding body for a qualification at the
    same level with the same, or a similar, title as this could lead to duplication. Centres should note
    that funding levels may be affected for those learners who undertake duplicate qualifications.

    Resource Requirements
    Prospective centres should be aware of the physical and human resource requirements associated with
    the range of activity sessions learners should be made familiar with.
    Centres offering the activity sessions must comply with the requirements of the relevant National
    Governing Bodies. Centre personnel are also expected to demonstrate their commitment to the
    underlying values and statements as issued by SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure
    and Learning (see page 12).
    To fulfil the requirements of this qualification, centres and learners will need access to adequate
    resources and equipment to deliver and participate in activities safely. A list of useful websites
    can be found overleaf.
    For details of staffing resources required for this qualification, please see NCFE’s Occupational
    Competence Guidelines, available from the NCFE website (www.ncfe.org.uk) or from the Centre
    Support team at NCFE.




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Useful websites:
Tutors may find the following websites useful for materials and resources to assist delivery:
Access and Conservation Trust                         www.accesstrust.org.uk
(Involved in improving access and protection of cliff and mountain environments)
British Canoeing Union                                www.bcu.org.uk
British Mountaineering Council                        www.thebmc.co.uk
(Official website covering climbing, hill-walking and mountaineering)
British Orienteering Federation                       www.britishorienteering.org.uk
British Walking Federation                            www.bwf-ivv.org.uk
Countryside Agency                                    www.countryside.gov.uk
(Promoting the enjoyment and protection of the countryside)
Countryside Recreation Network                        www.countrysiderecreation.org.uk
(Exchanging information to develop best policy and practice in countryside recreation)
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)            www.dvla.gov.uk/forms/online_leaflets.htm
English Nature                                        www.english-nature.org.uk
(Government agency promoting conservation of wildlife and geology in England)
Environment Agency                                    www.environment-agency.gov.uk
(Public body for protecting and improving the environment)
Go Outdoors                                           www.go-outdoors.org.uk
(Official site of the Outdoor Industries Association)
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages                        www.gorp.com
(Links to information on outdoor activities, locations, equipment etc)
Inland Waterways Association                          www.waterways.org.uk
(Campaigning for conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and development of inland waterways)
Met Office                                            www.metoffice.com
(Weather and climate information for UK and overseas)
Mountain Leader Training Board                        www.mltuk.org
Mountain Rescue Council                               www.mountain.rescue.org.uk
Mountaineering Council of Scotland                    www.mountaineering-scotland.org.uk
(Official website for climbers, walkers, mountaineers and skiers)
Natural Navigation Award Scheme                       www.nnas.ork.uk
Royal Yachting Association                            www.rya.org.uk
SkillsActive UK                                       www.skillsactiveuk.com
St John Ambulance                                     www.sja.org.uk
The Institute for Outdoor Learning                    www.outdoor-learning.org
UK Caving Virtual Foyer                               www.caves.org.uk
(Links to various caving websites)
United Kingdom Sailing Academy                        www.uksa.org
UNESCO – World Heritage Centre         http://whc.unesco.org/nwhc/pages/home/pages/homepage.htm
World Outdoor Web Hub Site                            www.w-o-w.com
(Links to information on outdoor activities, locations, equipment etc)
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     Qualification Overview

    Progression Opportunities
    The NCFE Level 3 Certificate for the Outdoor Industry aims to engage learners in the process of
    continuing professional development as a lifelong experience.
    There are a number of possible progression routes to additional qualifications. These include:
       NVQ Level 3 in Outdoor Education, Development Training, Recreation
       NVQ Level 3 in Coaching, Teaching and Instructing
       NCFE Certificates in Employment Skills
       NCFE Certificates in Key Skills
       MLTUK Mountain Leader Award and other National Governing Body awards
       Modern Apprenticeship Framework Technical Certificate in Industry and Organisational Awareness
    For further details on other qualifications available in this sector area, see NCFE’s Directory of Products
    and Services, or the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) National Database of Accredited
    Qualifications (www.accreditedqualifications.org.uk).

    Links to Skills for Life
    This NCFE qualification could be used to develop learners’ literacy, language and numeracy skills. The
    activities learners undertake while completing the qualification could help prepare them for their Basic
    Skills test.
    Section 5 (page 39) provides details of where evidence can realistically be generated for Key Skills units
    through this qualification. In general, the aim has been to target Level 3 Key Skills although work can
    be designed for other levels, depending on the needs of individual learners or groups.
    Key Skills Centre Support Packs are available from the Centre Support team at NCFE. These packs contain
    unit specifications, tracking and guidance documents which will be invaluable to any centre running Key
    Skills.
    Centres which are approved to run Key Skills through NCFE will receive their first copy of this pack
    free of charge; for additional copies, or for non-approved centres, a charge will apply. Details of these
    charges can be found in NCFE’s Fees and Pricing document, available from the NCFE website
    (www.ncfe.org.uk) or from the Centre Support team at NCFE.




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Links to National Occupational Standards
National Occupational Standards (NOS) describe the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to
undertake a particular task or job at various levels of competence. The standards are generally owned
by a Sector Skills Council (SSC) or other agency and may be developed in consultation with employers,
trade unions, professional bodies and others within the relevant sector.
The NCFE Level 3 Certificate for the Outdoor Industry has been mapped against the relevant National
Occupational Standards in Outdoor Education, Development Training and Recreation (Level 3) and
against the Level 3 Certificate in Industry and Organisational Awareness. More detailed mapping is
provided in Section 6 (page 48).

Links to Legislation
Owing to the nature of the qualification, various pieces of legislation are cited in this document. This
legislation is subject to change, however the references in this document are accurate at the time of
printing. Subsequent issues of this Qualification Specification will be produced by NCFE to reflect any
significant changes to legislation or recommended working practices

Centre Approval Requirements
Centres must apply for approval to offer this qualification before enrolling learners. If centres do not
have approval, learners should be advised that certification is not available. To gain approval to offer
this qualification, centres need to complete and return a signed copy of the relevant approval form to
the Centre Support team at NCFE. These forms are available from the NCFE website (www.ncfe.org.uk)
or from the Centre Support team at NCFE.
Further information regarding the approval procedure is contained in NCFE’s Centre Support Guide.
If you have any queries regarding any part of the approval process, require assistance completing
the approval form or wish to know if your centre meets the approval criteria, please contact the
Centre Support team at NCFE.
Following approval, individual candidate registration and certification fees are payable. Details of
registration and certification fees are available on the NCFE website (www.ncfe.org.uk) or from the
Centre Support team at NCFE.




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     Qualification Overview

    Support for Centres and Learners
    Information for learners:
    NCFE Candidate Information Packs (CIPs) can be downloaded from the NCFE website (www.ncfe.org.uk)
    free of charge. Hard copies of the information can be supplied for a small charge – for further information
    please contact your Centre Support Assistant at NCFE. The packs contain general information about the
    qualification which will help learners keep track of their work. These packs are not compulsory, but, if
    they are not used, centres can use NCFE’s Candidate Evidence Log available from the website or devise
    their own alternative materials.
    Materials produced by centres should allow learners to track their achievement against each required
    learning outcome and include:
    – information on the contents, availability and location of NCFE’s procedures and policies
    – advice on support mechanisms for learners who are experiencing difficulties with their studies
    – a mechanism for Assessors and Internal Moderators to authenticate evidence submitted for, and
      achievement of, each unit

    Assessor and Internal Moderator Training:
    NCFE can provide training sessions for Assessors and Internal Moderators who may not hold the A1 and
    V1 (Assessment and Verification) units. For further information contact the Business Improvement team
    at NCFE.




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                    Section 2:
                    Assessment
                    and Moderation




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      Assessment and Moderation

     Internal Assessment
     Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the
     standards set in the qualification.
     The NCFE Level 3 Certificate for the Outdoor Industry is internally assessed. The candidate must produce
     a portfolio of work that covers all learning outcomes of the relevant qualification.
     All learning outcomes within each candidate portfolio must be assessed by Assessors in the centre. A
     reasonable sample of portfolios must then be assessed by an Internal Moderator to ensure consistency
     with national standards.
     Each candidate must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning
     outcomes associated with each unit. Learning outcomes specify what each candidate has to achieve
     and are included within Section 3 (page 12) of this Qualification Specification.
     The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include:
        Assessor observation – completed observational checklists and related action plans
        witness testimony
        candidate product
        worksheets
        assignments/projects/reports
        professional discussion
        record of oral and written questioning
        candidate and peer reports
        Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA)
        Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL)
     Evidence may be drawn from actual or simulated situations, where appropriate.
     Assessment guidance is provided for each unit. Assessors can use other methods of assessment as long
     as they’re valid, reliable and maintain the integrity of the assessment and of the standards required of
     the relevant qualification. Acceptable methods of assessment could be drawn from the list above.
     Assessors must be satisfied that candidates have achieved all learning outcomes related to the unit
     being assessed prior to deciding whether candidates have been successful. Assessors are also responsible
     for supporting candidates through the assessment process.
     For approval of methods of internal assessment other than portfolio building, please contact the
     Business Improvement team at NCFE.




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 Assessment and Moderation

Internal Moderation
Internal moderation is the process of ensuring that everyone who assesses a particular unit in a centre is
assessing to the same standards. It is the responsibility of Internal Moderators to ensure that Assessors’
decisions are sampled and monitored to ensure consistency and fairness. Internal Moderators are also
responsible for supporting Assessors by offering advice and guidance.
The Internal Moderator will follow the centre’s own sampling strategy in selecting the sample to be
internally moderated.

External Moderation
External moderation of internal assessments is carried out to ensure that assessment decisions are in
line with required standards. External moderation is carried out by Moderators who are appointed,
trained and monitored by NCFE. External Moderators are responsible for monitoring and sampling
candidates’ evidence to ensure that internal assessment decisions are valid, reliable, fair and consistent
with national standards. Centres are notified of their External Moderator’s contact details on registration
of candidates with NCFE.
For further information on the responsibilities of Assessors, Internal and External Moderators, please
refer to the publication, NCFE Centre Support Guide.


Achieving the NCFE Level 3 Certificate for the Outdoor Industry
To achieve the NCFE Level 3 Certificate for the Outdoor Industry candidates must successfully
demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes detailed in the Qualification Specification.
Grades are not awarded.
Candidates who are unsuccessful may resubmit work within the registration period. A charge may apply.
A Letter of Unit Credit may be requested for candidates not achieving the full certificate but who have
achieved at least one whole unit.
The awarding and reporting arrangements for this qualification are in accordance with the criteria set
out by the regulatory authorities.




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                         Section 3:
                         SkillsActive Industry
                         Value Statements




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 SkillsActive Industry Value Statements

This qualification was designed using SkillsActive UK Industry Value Statements for Outdoor Education,
Development Training and Recreation.
Learners and Tutors should at all times refer to the relevant SkillsActive Industry Value Statements,
which should underpin all aspects of learners’ work.

SkillsActive UK Industry Value Statements for Outdoor Education,
Development Training and Recreation
Belief in and commitment to these values must underpin the work of those who are responsible for and
those who are committed to delivering quality experiences in the outdoors.
These values accompany a profound belief in the special value of new and adventurous experience,
both guided and unguided, for all people throughout their lives.
Such experience, physical, social, spiritual, intellectual and/or emotional, enhances the quality of life,
strengthens processes of learning and self-discovery and builds a sense of community, respect for the
environment, personal health and self-fulfilment.
All providers should ensure they deliver a quality experience to their clients which takes full account of
the special opportunities and experiences available in the outdoors.

Principles
Every person or organisation whether as a participant, purchaser or provider (or other organisation
in contact with this profession) has a right to expect a quality of delivery which is underpinned by the
following:
1. Those providing outdoor experiences should have a balance of technical and interpersonal skills,
together with personal and social qualities, such that his/her work will be competent, purposeful and
sensitive to the needs of participants.
2. Each participant has a right to be safe, both physically and emotionally; to be stimulated and to
develop confidence and self-esteem through judicially chosen and carefully introduced opportunities
for new experiences, challenge and adventure.
3. Whilst everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential adventure thresholds and thus
accelerate their personal growth, every effort must be made to ensure that no individual experiences a
personally damaging degree of fear.
4. Everyone has a right to access learning opportunities and enjoyment; no-one irrespective of age,
ethnicity, gender, disability, or on any other grounds should experience discrimination; individuality
and diversity are valued; positive attitudes and anti-discriminatory practices are encouraged.
5. Those facilitating outdoor experiences should seek to develop, strengthen and affirm the concept
of the whole person (body, mind and spirit) and should seek to encourage participants to try to develop
all aspects of their human personality.



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      SkillsActive Industry Value Statements

     Principles (Continued)
     6. Sensitivity and respect should be encouraged and developed towards people and the environment.
     The development of caring attitudes begins by example.
     7. Outdoor experiences can be individually fulfilling for the person who is alone, but can also provide
     opportunities for people to enjoy friendship and co-operation with others promoting effective
     teamwork. It is understood that both individual and group activities, when properly supported, provide
     opportunities to develop self-reliance, personal health and interpersonal skills and this can be enhanced
     by residential experience.
     8. The ultimate aim should be to enable participants through the process of interacting effectively and
     safely with others and with the environment to enjoy themselves, alone or in collaboration with others
     in accepting challenge, facing risk, formalising and realising aspirations and tackling problems.




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                  Section 4:
                  Structure and Content
                  of the Qualification




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      Structure and Content of the Qualification

     This section provides details of the structure and content of the qualification.
     The unit summary provides an overview of each unit including:
        the unit title
        the unit overview
        guided learning hours
        an indication of whether the unit is mandatory or optional
     Following the unit summary there is detailed information for each unit containing:
        the unit number and title
        learning outcomes and assessment criteria
        suggested types of evidence for internal assessment
     The QCA-accredited unit number is indicated in brackets for each unit (eg M/100/7116). However, for the
     purposes of cross-referencing assessment and moderation, we have used a sequential numbering system
     in this document.
     Further information and/or guidance on the qualification can be obtained by contacting the Research
     and Product Development team at NCFE.




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 Structure and Content of the Qualification

Unit Summaries
Unit 01

Develop a career pathway in the outdoor industry (QCA Unit No. A/103/4299)
In this unit, learners will investigate employment law and the sport, recreation and outdoor industries.
They will plan for a career and improve technical skills levels for that career.
This unit is mandatory and accounts for 130 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours.

Unit 02

Understand and appreciate the physical environment (QCA Unit No. K/103/4301)
In this unit, learners will consider how the natural environment affects conditions in which outdoor
activities take place.
This unit is mandatory and accounts for 70 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours.

Unit 03

Establish effective operational procedures in the outdoor industry
(QCA Unit No. H/103/4300)
In this unit, learners will examine and apply all aspects of health and safety that relate to the outdoor
industry.
This unit is mandatory and accounts for 80 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours.

Unit 04

Deliver experientially based outdoor learning sessions (QCA Unit No. M/103/4302)
In this unit, learners will apply the theories of outdoor learning to plan, facilitate and review sessions.
This unit is mandatory and accounts for 100 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours.

Unit 05

Deliver coaching sessions in an outdoor activity context (QCA Unit No. T/103/4303)
In this unit, learners will apply the theories of coaching to deliver coaching sessions in the context of
a land-based or water-based outdoor activity.
This unit is mandatory and accounts for 70 hours of the total recommended guided learning hours.




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      Unit 01 Develop a career pathway in the outdoor industry (A/103/4299)

     Learning Outcomes:
     The learner will:

     Develop an understanding of working in the sport and recreation industry

     The learner can:

     1.1     Identify the sectors of the sport, recreation and allied occupations industry and investigate
             associated job opportunities and career pathways
     1.2     Describe the importance of the industry to the nation
     1.3     Identify the differences in the aims and objectives of the public, private and voluntary sector of
             sport and recreation providers
     1.4     Describe employees’ statutory rights and responsibilities under employment law

     The learner will:

     Develop an understanding of the outdoor industry

     The learner can:

     1.5     Identify main characteristics of each of the outdoor industry sectors
     1.6     Describe desirable attributes for those working in the outdoor industry
     1.7     Identify typical job roles and progression routes within the outdoor industry
     1.8     Recognise the demands and conditions of working in the outdoor industry
     1.9     Outline National Governing Body requirements for those delivering activities
     1.10    Explain National Governing Body award schemes for skills development and coaching
     1.11    Investigate the operation of a chosen outdoor centre
     1.12    Identify employment conditions and demands on employees within the outdoor industry

     The learner will:

     Plan for continuing professional development (CPD)




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 Unit 01 Develop a career pathway in the outdoor industry (A/103/4299)
         (Continued)

The learner can:

1.13    Assess own personal skills, knowledge, interests and attitudes
1.14    Have own personal skills, knowledge, interests and attitudes assessed by others
1.15    Create a personal assessment profile
1.16    Outline a career development pathway for chosen career of interest or ‘proposed own career’
1.17    Identify personal strengths and areas for development relating to chosen career of interest or
        ‘proposed own career’
1.18    Propose an action plan for own personal and vocational development, related to the personal
        assessment profile
1.19    Undertake regular reviews of progress against the action plan
1.20    Explain the importance of continuing professional development

The learner will:

Improve own performance in 2 outdoor activities

The learner can:

1.21    Identify the skills required for the levels of NGB awards in the outdoor industry
1.22    Establish own present skills level in chosen outdoor activities
1.23    Set achievable aims for skill development
1.24    Produce an action plan to achieve that aim that is SMART
1.25    Establish a method of measuring and recording progress
1.26    Record skill development outdoor activity sessions
1.27    Review progress made against action plan

The learner will:

Improve own performance in navigation




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      Unit 01 Develop a career pathway in the outdoor industry (A/103/4299)
              (Continued)

     The learner can:

     1.28    Investigate a variety of maps, charts, guidebooks and surveys
     1.29    Investigate features, advantages and disadvantages of navigational aids
     1.30    Translate map, topographic and chart symbols to ground and water features
     1.31    Prepare route or expedition cards applicable to the activity
     1.32    Use navigational techniques to complete a minimum of 2 journeys navigating with a map or
             chart
     1.33    Complete a minimum of 2 journeys navigating with a map or chart and compass
     1.34    Navigate correctly in restricted visibility, over rough and unfamiliar terrain or on water
     1.35    Use appropriate relocating strategies when off course
     1.36    Use compass techniques appropriate to a variety of conditions

     Range (explanation)

     Sectors:                  sectors as defined by SkillsActive UK: facility operations; coaching; teaching and
                               instructing; outdoor education; exercise fitness and health; playwork; caravan
                               parks; leisure attractions (including mechanical rides and theme parks); spectator
                               control
     Importance:               health; wealth; international prestige; employment; participation
     Employment law:           contracts of employment; anti-discrimination provisions; working hours and
                               holiday entitlements; sickness absence and sick pay; data protection; health and
                               safety
     Characteristics:          types of employer; skills and knowledge required by outdoor activity leaders
     Outdoor
     industry sectors:         outdoor education; outdoor recreation; outdoor development training; outdoor
                               sports development; exploration and expeditioning
     Desirable attributes: eg: technical skills; pastoral skills; group management; delivery and facilitation
                           skills
     Job roles:                trainee; assistant; activity instructor; youth worker; pastoral leader; senior
                               instructor; supervisor; manager; teacher; centre manager; inspector; equipment
                               designer; equipment retailer; administration; marketing; maintenance (store
                               technician)
     Demands
     and conditions:           seasonal; part-time; self-employed; hours of work; company size; weather;
                               personal health and fitness; residential/non-residential; private/public sector;
                               UK/overseas


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 Unit 01 Develop a career pathway in the outdoor industry (A/103/4299)
         (Continued)

Range (explanation) (Continued)

Activities:              2 land-based and 2 water-based
Operation:               mission statement; history of the organisation; key targets; issues; concerns;
                         barriers and factors affecting the organisation; funding; income generation and
                         main expenditure; the tools used to measure success; strengths; weaknesses and
                         opportunities of the outdoor centre staff management; staff structure and
                         responsibilities
Others:                  eg: peers; colleagues; Tutor; manager
Personal
assessment profile: to include evidence of: knowledge; skills; attitude; peer and group assessment; to
                    include an up-to-date CV
Action plan:             realistic; achievable; timescales
Regular:                 3 reviews during the period of the qualification
NGB awards:              minimum 4 awards from: MLTUK; BUC; RYA; BOF; NCA; GNAS; OTC (mountain
                         biking)
Outdoor activities:      2 land-based, 2 water-based, or one land-based and one water-based outdoor
                         activity
SMART:                   Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-measured
Measuring:               skill testing; achievement of awards
Sessions:                minimum of 4 in each activity
Maps:                    different map scales; different publishers; different countries
Charts:                  sea charts of different scales
Guidebooks:              for water-based and land-based activities
Surveys:                 for caving
Navigational aids:       compass; GPS; altimeter; avalanche transceiver; pace counter; head torch
Ground and
water features:          convex; concave; spur; valley; river; stream; lake; marsh; coast
Route or
expedition cards:        timings; bearings; grid references
Navigational
techniques:              timing; collecting and catching features; aiming off; attach points; pacing;
                         compass bearings from map to ground; compass bearings from ground to map;
                         relocation; aspect of slope
Compass techniques: appropriate to nature of journey/activity
Conditions:              land/water; familiar/unfamiliar terrain; day/night element/inclement weather

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      Unit 01 Develop a career pathway in the outdoor industry (A/103/4299)
              (Continued)

      Internal Assessment Guidance – Unit 01:

     Types of evidence:

     Work product (reports, personal assessment profile, action plan, route or expedition cards)
     Observation of candidates
     Oral and/or written questioning
     Assessment criteria: 1.1 – 1.36


     The types of evidence listed above are for guidance purposes only. Within candidates’ portfolios,
     other types of evidence are acceptable if all learning outcomes are covered and if the evidence
     generated can be internally and externally moderated. For approval of methods of internal
     assessment other than portfolio building, please contact the Business Improvement team at NCFE.




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 Unit 02 Understand and appreciate the physical environment (A/103/4299)

Learning Outcomes:
The learner will:

Demonstrate an understanding of the physical environment

The learner can:

2.1     Explain geomorphological processes
2.2     Describe the resultant landforms and distinctive areas which provide opportunities for outdoor
        activities
2.3     Explain the geomorphological processes which define and create specific conditions in moving
        water environments

The learner will:

Demonstrate an understanding of access and conservation and the responsibilities of the organisations
involved

The learner can:

2.4     Identify the issues and types of access as they relate to physical environments
2.5     Identify and describe the roles of statutory organisations responsible for conservation
2.6     Identify statutory designations of land and evaluate the implications for outdoor recreation
2.7     Outline the Countryside Code and give examples of other relevant codes of practice
2.8     Outline the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and the implications to countryside users
        and landowners
2.9     Identify the differences in law in the home nations
2.10    Identify the issues, laws and regulations that relate to access to water
2.11    Understand the roles of the National Governing Body Access Officers
2.12    Explain how access and land management policies affect conservation issues relating to outdoor
        education

The learner will:

Understand personal and group responsibilities in the conservation of the environment




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      Unit 02 Understand and appreciate the physical environment (A/103/4299)
              (Continued)

     The learner can:

     2.13    Evaluate and describe the consequences and effects of outdoor activities on the physical
             environment in relation to specific outdoor activities
     2.14    Demonstrate a commitment to a minimum impact approach (personal and group) to using the
             outdoors
     2.15    Undertake post-activity audits of the effects of activities on the physical environment

     The learner will:

     Understand the influence of weather and ground conditions on the planning of outdoor activitiesTh

     The learner can:

     2.16    Select appropriate sources of information on weather and ground conditions
     2.17    Apply a weather forecast to the plan of the activity
     2.18    Explain the effects of local conditions in modifying forecasts
     2.19    Recognise signs that signal changes to weather conditions
     2.20    Plan and apply adjustments to the activity where dictated by prevailing conditions
     2.21    Interpret a synoptic weather chart
     2.22    Identify basic processes, patterns and passages of weather
     2.23    Use information to safely manage activities

     The learner will:

     Investigate the functions and features of outdoor clothing

     The learner can:

     2.24    Identify functions of outdoor clothing
     2.25    Select correct items of clothing giving reasons for choice
     2.26    Identify the main features of footwear
     2.27    Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each type of footwear
     2.28    Discuss the suitability of various fabrics
     2.29    Explain the concept of layering of clothing
     2.30    Identify aspects of care and maintenance of clothing
     2.31    Identify the main sources of heat loss from the body and how to combat these


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 Unit 02 Understand and appreciate the physical environment (A/103/4299)
         (Continued)

Range (explanation)

Geomorphological
processes:               land shaping; eg: internal/external processes; rock types; weathering; erosion by
                         wind, water and ice
Landforms:               eg: tors; cliffs; caves; mountains; glacial features; rift valleys
Distinctive areas:       eg: uplands; mountainous areas; limestone scenery; moors; river valleys
Specific conditions: eg: rapids; stoppers; Severn Bore; over falls
Moving water
environments:            rivers in upland; lowland areas; tidal waters
Issues and
types of access:         ownership, management and special designation of land; rights of way;
                         permissive paths; trespass; restriction on access
Statutory
organisations:           eg: Countryside Agency; Forestry Commission; English Nature; Environment
                         Agency; National Forrest; Community Forest; United Nations Education, Scientific
                         and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
Statutory
designations:            eg: National Parks; Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); Sites of Special
                         Scientific Interest (SSSI); Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA); UNESCO; World
                         Heritage Sites
Access to water:         tidal; non-tidal; sea; canals; lakes; reservoirs; rivers; riparian owners
National
Governing Body:          eg: RYA; BCU; BMC; BOF
Consequences
and effects:             access and movement: powered/non-powered transport; numbers of participants.
                         Camping and expeditions: assessment of tolerance of the physical environment;
                         fragility of vegetation; water courses; waste; food; fuel; pollution. Plant, animal
                         and human communities: impact on habitats; eco-systems; social relationships;
                         cultural considerations, environmental issues
Physical
environment:             land and water
Specific
outdoor activities:      eg: climbing; walking; hiking; biking; canoeing; rafting



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      Unit 02 Understand and appreciate the physical environment (A/103/4299)
              (Continued)

     Range (explanation) (Continued)

     Minimum
     impact approach:            travel to physical environments; whilst undertaking activities; awareness of
                                 pollution; disturbance to plant, animal and human communities; conservation
                                 issues
     Post-activity audits: evaluation of experiences and impact on the environment
     Sources:                    eg: telephone, radio, TV, shipping forecast, specialised services, internet
     Weather:                    air masses; depressions; anticyclones; wind; winds; wind-chill; storms; lightning;
                                 fog; low-lying mist; rain
     Ground conditions: water levels; snow/ice cover; avalanche risk
     Modifying:                  based on basic use of: weather maps; tide table information; Beaufort Scale
     Signs:                      cloud appearance; wind speed and direction; changes in temperature
     Adjustments:                arising from eg: rain; wind strength; tides; fog; ice; snow
     Information:                weather forecasts and actual weather conditions
     Activities:                 both land-based and water-based
     Functions:                  waterproof; windproof; insulating, protective; breathable
     Clothing:                   as appropriate to the activity
     Reasons:                    eg: freedom of movement; fit for purpose; pockets; colour; function; weight
     Features:                   stability; grip; flexibility; support; protection; suitability for crampons; warmth;
                                 waterproof
     Footwear:                   walking boots; walking shoes; walking sandals; trainers; wellies; wet boots
     Fabrics:                    natural (eg: wool; cotton; leather); synthetic (eg: polyester; neoprene) specific
                                 products (eg: Pertex; Gore Tex; Windstopper)
     Layering:                   base layer; mid-layer; top layer; wicking moisture away from skin; keeping
                                 warm/cool and dry; suitability of synthetic/natural fabrics
     Care
     and maintenance:            following manufacturer’s instructions; drying before storage; cleaning; washing;
                                 retaining waterproofing; minor repairs
     Main sources:               eg: from the head; wearing a hat or other insulating headgear




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 Unit 02 Understand and appreciate the physical environment (A/103/4299)
         (Continued)

 Internal Assessment Guidance – Unit 02:

Types of evidence:

Work product (reports, annotated weather forecasts)
Oral and/or written questioning
Assessment criteria: 2.1 – 2.31


The types of evidence listed above are for guidance purposes only. Within candidates’ portfolios,
other types of evidence are acceptable if all learning outcomes are covered and if the evidence
generated can be internally and externally moderated. For approval of methods of internal
assessment other than portfolio building, please contact the Business Improvement team at NCFE.




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      Unit 03 Establish effective operational procedures in the outdoor industry
              (H/103/4300)

     Learning Outcomes:
     The learner will:

     Show an awareness of legislation affecting the delivery of outdoor activities

     The learner can:

     3.1     List and describe key regulatory requirements affecting provision of land-based and water-based
             outdoor activities
     3.2     Apply the regulatory requirements to outdoor activity providers
     3.3     Identify relevant local procedures and guidelines
     3.4     Explain insurance arrangements in relation to leaders, groups and helpers

     The learner will:

     Show an awareness of the requirements for organising an offsite multi-day visit

     The learner can:

     3.5     List and describe the key requirements for an offsite multi-day visit
     3.6     Apply the requirements to the organisation of an offsite visit
     3.7     Conduct a risk assessment for all aspects of an offsite visit
     3.8     Organise transport

     The learner will:

     Demonstrate emergency procedures

     The learner can:

     3.9     Demonstrate how to manage an emergency situation in which rescue organisations will take
             hours to arrive at the scene
     3.10    Deal with emergencies arising in different environments and situations using basic procedures
     3.11    Demonstrate procedures for self-help, sending for help, signalling and basic aided evacuation
     3.12    Explain the roles of key rescue organisations, call-out and basic search procedures
     3.13    Safeguard a casualty and group, stabilise their conditions and manage an incident until self-
             evacuation or rescue
     3.14    Identify legal requirements
     3.15    Record and report accidents and emergencies using organisational procedures


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 Unit 03 Establish effective operational procedures in the outdoor industry
         (H/103/4300) (Continued)

The learner will:

Carry out first aid in the outdoor environment

The learner can:

3.16    Assemble a first aid kit appropriate to the circumstances
3.17    Identify common accidents and emergencies which may occur during an outdoor session
3.18    Assess the situation
3.19    Demonstrate how to access the casualty and the area for possible risks to the casualty, self and
        others
3.20    Demonstrate how to remove or reduce any potential risks to casualty, self and others
3.21    Demonstrate how to assess the condition of the casualty
3.22    Identify visible signs of distress
3.23    Demonstrate appropriate method of summoning help
3.24    Demonstrate how to administer emergency first aid to a casualty
3.25    Demonstrate how to apply correct treatment to traumatic and non-traumatic injuries
3.26    Demonstrate how to apply the correct treatment to environmental injuries
3.27    Complete a report in accordance with organisation’s operational procedures
3.28    Explain the importance of psychological care
3.29    Identify relevant legal requirements

Range (explanation)

Regulatory
requirements:             the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 1996; the Health and Safety at Work
                          Act 1974; the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences
                          Regulations 1986; the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981; the Children
                          Act 1989; the Protection of Children Act 1999; the Control of Substances Hazards
                          to Health Regulations 1999
Local procedures
and guidelines:           eg: voluntary codes of practice; centre guidelines; NGB codes of practice
Insurance
arrangements:             public liability; personal liability; accident insurance; personal insurance


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      Unit 03 Establish effective operational procedures in the outdoor industry
              (H/103/4300) (Continued)

     Range (explanation) (Continued)

     Key requirements:           chain of responsibility (on visit; at base); staff competence (NGB, NVQ, in-house
                                 training, site-specific, proven experience); site supervision (ratios, gender); role of
                                 technical advisor; travel arrangements; risk assessment; operating procedure;
                                 emergency procedure; consent and medical information; activity resource
                                 arrangements; food and accommodation arrangements; financing
     Requirements
     to the organisation: eg LEA guidelines; centre guidelines
     Risk assessment:            5 steps; generic; specific; dynamic
     Transport:                  Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) regulations (age of driver, licence,
                                 number of passengers, size of vehicle); organisation’s transport policy
     Emergency
     situation:                  one land-based and one water-based
     Environments:               eg: crags; moors; mountains; rivers; lakes; coastal waters
     Situations:                 bad weather; benightment; season (winter/summer)
     Procedures:                 for land and water environments
     Rescue
     organisations:              eg: Mountain Rescue; Cave Rescue Organisation; Coastguard; Police; Fire Service;
                                 Ambulance Service; RAF Search and Rescue
     Legal requirements: the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and
                         Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995; the Health and Safety (First Aid)
                         Regulations 1981
     First aid kit:              for land-based and water-based activities undertaken
     Situation:                  environment; injured/ill people; other group members
     Potential:                  electricity; falling objects; moving equipment/vehicles; transmittable diseases;
                                 environmental conditions (eg water temperature; wind chill)
     Condition:                  level of consciousness; airway; breathing; circulation; injury to person; illness;
                                 psychological condition
     Signs:                      breathing; bleeding; pulse; pallor; distortion of skin/limbs; pain; altered
                                 behaviour
     Emergency first aid: cardiopulmonary; bleeding; shock; soft tissue injuries; fractures/dislocations;
                          asthma; epilepsy



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 Unit 03 Establish effective operational procedures in the outdoor industry
         (H/103/4300) (Continued)

Range (explanation) (Continued)

Environmental
injuries:                eg: cold injuries; heat injuries; bites; stings
Psychological care: eg: individual and group concerns; stress; shock; grief; motivational
Legal requirements: the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974; the Reporting of injuries, Diseases and
                    Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995; the Health and Safety (First Aid)
                    Regulations 1981
Many Tutors will wish to provide learners with resuscitation techniques during their teaching of first aid.
NCFE does support the idea that those leading outdoor sessions should be well trained in first aid.
There are some organisations that provide recognised first aid training (eg: the British Red Cross;
St John Ambulance; REC; ITC; RYA). Skills and knowledge gained from the NCFE Level 3 Certificate for the
Outdoor Industry will provide some of the basic requirements of such training, but will not mean that a
holder of this certificate is a qualified first aider.




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      Unit 03 Establish effective operational procedures in the outdoor industry
              (H/103/4300) (Continued)

      Internal Assessment Guidance – Unit 03:

     Types of evidence:

     Work product (reports)
     Health and Safety Executive recognised First Aid Certificate
     Oral and/or written questioning
     Assessment criteria: 3.1 – 3.29


     The types of evidence listed above are for guidance purposes only. Within candidates’ portfolios,
     other types of evidence are acceptable if all learning outcomes are covered and if the evidence
     generated can be internally and externally moderated. For approval of methods of internal
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 Unit 04 Deliver experientially based outdoor learning sessions (M/103/4302)

Learning Outcomes:
The learner will:

Understand the theory and philosophy of experientially based outdoor learning

The learner can:

4.1     Describe the aims of experientially based outdoor learning
4.2     Explain how the Value Statement of Outdoor Education, Development Training and Recreation
        relates to these aims
4.3     Describe the theories that underpin experientially based outdoor learning
4.4     Analyse a variety of outdoor sessions in relation to the theoretical underpinning

The learner will:

Plan and facilitate outdoor learning sessions

The learner can:

4.5     Identify and confirm the participants’ needs
4.6     Establish aims and objectives of the session
4.7     Set goals which are realistic for the group and the individuals
4.8     Create session plans to meet the needs
4.9     Select an appropriate venue and equipment
4.10    Carry out health and safety checks
4.11    Brief group and establish the ground rules
4.12    Facilitate sessions
4.13    Continually assess physical and psychological safety and intervene if required
4.14    Assess success and failure against the aims and objectives
4.15    Evaluate own, group and organisational performance
4.16    Identify elements that may be used later for reviews




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      Unit 04 Deliver experientially based outdoor learning sessions (M/103/4302)
              (Continued)

     The learner will:

     Review experientially based outdoor learning sessions

     The learner can:

     4.17     Conduct different forms of review
     4.18     Apply different methods of reviewing
     4.19     Assist participants to transfer learning to other contexts

     Range (explanation)

     Aims:                      personal and social development (confidence; self-esteem, empowerment,
                                communication, teamwork, trust, risk-taking); education related to a curriculum;
                                skill acquisition
     Theories:                  Kolb’s Learning Cycle; the leadership continuum (zones); Maslow’s theory of
                                motivation; team building (Belbin); stages of team development
     Needs:                     personal and social development; educational, skills training
     Session plans:             to include aims and objectives; participants’ needs; venue; resources; method
                                of delivery; risk assessment; contingency plan; introductory activities; main
                                activities; review and reflection. Minimum of 3 sessions
     Health and
     safety checks:             environmental; equipment; participants
     Elements:                  individual and group actions; interactions, both physical and verbal
     Forms:                     task centred; group centred; individual review
     Methods:                   questioning (what? so what? now what?) active; art and drama (chuff charts,
                                rounds, card sorts, freeze frame, collage etc); giving feedback; using video
     Other contexts:            school curriculum/college/work; home; other activities




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 Unit 04 Deliver experientially based outdoor learning sessions (M/103/4302)
         (Continued)

 Internal Assessment Guidance – Unit 04:

Types of evidence:

Work product (reports, session plans, review forms)
Oral and/or written questioning
Observation of candidates
Candidate and peer reports identifying the role the candidate has taken
Assessment criteria: 4.1 – 4.19


The types of evidence listed above are for guidance purposes only. Within candidates’ portfolios,
other types of evidence are acceptable if all learning outcomes are covered and if the evidence
generated can be internally and externally moderated. For approval of methods of internal
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      Unit 05 Deliver coaching sessions in an outdoor activity context (T/103/4303)

     Learning Outcomes:
     The learner will:

     Understand the theory of coaching

     The learner can:

     5.1     Explain the basics of sport physiology
     5.2     Explain diet and principles of nutrition
     5.3     Describe base structure of the musculoskeletal, circulatory and respiratory systems
     5.4     Explain the basics of sport psychology
     5.5     Analyse performance
     5.6     Describe the Code of Ethics for Sport Coaches
     5.7     Explain coaching styles and methods
     5.8     Explain the roles of the coach

     The learner will:

     Coach others to improve performance in the context of a land-based or water-based outdoor activity

     The learner can:

     5.9     Gather information to plan coaching sessions
     5.10    Assess the present skill level of participants
     5.11    Set short, medium and long-term goals
     5.12    Produce session plans to coach skills
     5.13    Carry out health and safety checks
     5.14    Select, check and issue appropriate equipment
     5.15    Consider the prevailing weather conditions and apply a contingency plan as required
     5.16    Coach sessions with a framework of safety
     5.17    Adapt coaching to take into account the different skills, abilities and emotional attitudes of
             individuals and group, together with any change in environmental conditions
     5.18    Analyse movement
     5.19    Review the sessions in order to plan the next session
     5.20    Evaluate own performance


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 Unit 05 Deliver coaching sessions in an outdoor activity context (T/103/4303)
         (Continued)

Range (explanation)

Physiology:              components of physical fitness and training methods to develop them; principles
                         of training; aerobic and anaerobic energy supplies; principles and techniques of
                         warm up and cool down
Nutrition:               food requirements for exercise; the categories of nutrients; hydration
Psychology:              motivation; goal setting; confidence building; emotional control; concentration;
                         factors that affect performance (internal, external)
Styles and methods: ideas; whole-part-whole; guided learning
Roles:                   administrator, advisor, motivator, organiser, friend; listener; manager; teacher
Information:             participants’ needs; numbers; time; venue
Skill level:             assess against the governing body criteria if applicable
Session plans:           to include participants’ needs; aims and objectives; location; resources; health
                         and safety considerations; contents and methods of delivery; evaluation and
                         review
Health and
safety checks:           generic and specific risk assessment
Appropriate
equipment:               personal; group; safety; specialist equipment
Contingency plan:        alternative venue/activity
Coach:                   warm up; demonstrate; observe; analyse; correct; cool down; minimum of 2
                         sessions with same participants
Review:                  formal/informal; formative; summative; individual and group (as appropriate)




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      Unit 05 Deliver coaching sessions in an outdoor activity context (T/103/4303)
              (Continued)

      Internal Assessment Guidance – Unit 05:

     Types of evidence:

     Work product (report, session plan, review form)
     Oral and/or written questioning
     Observation of candidates
     Candidate and peer reports identifying the role the candidate has taken
     Assessment criteria: 5.1 – 5.20


     The types of evidence listed above are for guidance purposes only. Within candidates’ portfolios,
     other types of evidence are acceptable if all learning outcomes are covered and if the evidence
     generated can be internally and externally moderated. For approval of methods of internal
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                  Section 5:
                  Links to Skills for Life
                  (2004 Standards)




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      Links to Skills for Life (2004 Standards)

     As far as possible, NCFE’s policy is to indicate to centres which internal assessment components from
     the Key Skills qualifications may realistically be achieved through this qualification. In addition to the
     portfolio of evidence, learners must also achieve the relevant Key Skills external assessment paper
     before applying for certification. Once a whole Key Skills qualification has been assessed and achieved
     it will be possible to apply to NCFE for accreditation. The following information in this section indicates
     where, within this qualification, learners may generate evidence towards aspects of Key Skills internal
     assessment. There is an indication whether each piece of evidence is intrinsic or requires some further
     activity.
     This qualification is mapped to the 2004 Key Skills standards. The complete standards and guidance
     documents are available from the QCA website (www.qca.org.uk/qca_6455.aspx). In general the aim has
     been to target Level 3 Key Skills although work can be designed for other levels, depending on the needs
     of individual learners or groups.
     Key Skills Centre Support Packs are available from the Centre Support team at NCFE. These packs contain
     unit specifications, tracking and guidance documents which will be invaluable to any centre running Key
     Skills.
     Centres who are approved to run Key Skills through NCFE will receive their first copy of this pack free of
     charge; for additional copies, or for non-approved centres, a charge will apply. Details of these charges
     can be found in NCFE’s Fees and Pricing document, available from the NCFE website (www.ncfe.org.uk)
     or from the Centre Support team at NCFE.
     NB The following information in this section indicates where evidence is likely to occur. It is the
     Assessor’s role to assess the Key Skills evidence against the criteria.




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Communication (Level 3)
Key Skill Ref: C3.1a

Description: Take part in a group discussion.
Make clear and relevant contributions in a way that suits your purpose and situation; respond
sensitively to others and develop points and ideas; encourage others to contribute.
Cross-reference: There is opportunity to achieve these criteria through 1.1, 1.3, 1.6, 1.21, 1.28, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8.

Key Skill Ref: C3.1b

Description: Make a formal presentation of at least 8 minutes using an image or other support
material.
Speak clearly and adapt your style of presentation to suit your subject, purpose, audience and situation;
structure what you say to progress logically through each stage of your presentation; use an image or
other material to support or enhance what you are saying.
Cross-reference: Although no explicit opportunities to fulfil these criteria exist within this qualification,
learners could be asked to take part in a group discussion as part of evidence across all units of the
qualification.

Key Skill Ref: C3.2

Description: Read and synthesise information from at least 2 documents about the same subject.
Each document must be a minimum of 1,000 words long.
Select and read relevant documents; identify accurately, and compare, the main points, ideas and
lines of reasoning; present your own interpretation of the subject in a way that is coherent and brings
together information from different documents to suit your purpose.
Cross-reference: The learners could make a presentation on their findings in Unit 02, in particular
‘Investigate the functions and features of outdoor clothing’.




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     Communication (Level 3) (Continued)
     Key Skill Ref: C3.3

     Description: Write 2 different types of document, each one giving different information about complex
     subjects. One document must be at least 1,000 words long.
     Select and use a format and style of writing that is appropriate to your purpose and complexity of the
     subject matter; organise material coherently to suit the length, complexity and purpose of your
     document; spell, punctuate and use grammar accurately; make your meaning clear.
     Cross-reference: Learners could fulfil these criteria through 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.15, 1.24, 2.7, 2.8, 2.13, 2.16,
     3.1, 3.5, 3.27.


     Use at least one image either to obtain information or to convey information in your discussion, your
     talk or one of the documents you write in order to help the audience/reader understand the points you
     are making.




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Application of Number (Level 3)
Plan and carry out one or more activities that each include tasks for all 3 of N3.1, N3.2 (a, b, c or d)
and N3.3.
Overall, through one or more activities, you must:
• use 2 different types of source, including a large dataset i.e. over 50 items (N3.1)
• carry out calculations to do with a, b, c and d (N3.2)
• present findings in 2 different ways using charts, graphs or diagrams (N3.3)

Key Skill Ref: N3.1

Description: Plan an activity and get relevant information from relevant sources.
Plan how to get and use the information needed to meet the purpose of your activity; obtain the
relevant information; choose appropriate methods to get the results you need and justify your choice.

Key Skill Ref: N3.2

Description: Use your information to carry out multi-stage calculations to do with:
a) amounts or sizes
b) scales or proportion
c) handling statistics
d) using formulae
Carry out calculations to appropriate levels of accuracy clearly showing your methods; check methods
and results to help ensure that any errors are found and corrected.

Key Skill Ref: N3.3

Description: Interpret the results of your calculations, present your findings and justify your methods.
Select appropriate methods of presentation and justify your choice; present your findings effectively;
describe what your results tell you and whether they meet your purpose.


Cross-reference: The achievement of this Key Skill is not intrinsic to this qualification. Opportunities
could be demonstrated within Unit 01, where learners are required to improve own performance in
navigation, Unit 03, where learners conduct risk assessments, or Unit 04, where learners are required
to plan and facilitate an outdoor learning session.
*If you need to carry out additional activities to meet all the requirements of N2.2 (a, b, c, d), each
activity must include tasks for N2.2 and N2.3 or N2.1 and N2.2.

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     Information and Communication Technology (Level 3)
     Show that you can plan and carry through a number of different tasks, one of which must be a major
     task covering ICT3.1, ICT3.2 and ICT3.3.
     Each component, ICT3.1, ICT 3.2 and ICT3.3, must be covered at least twice, and ICT3.3 must be covered
     for at least 2 different audiences. Smaller tasks may be used to ensure each component is covered.
     Overall, through at least 2, you must:
        include at least one ICT-based information source
        include at least one non-ICT-based information source
        use at least one example of text, one example of image and one example of number
        use one example of combined information, such as text and number, or image and number, or text
       and image
        present evidence of purposeful use of email; one of these emails must have an attachment related
       to the task

     Key Skill Ref: ICT3.1

     Description: Search for information, using different sources and multiple search criteria in at least one
     case.
     Plan how to obtain and use the information required for your tasks; make selections based on
     judgements of relevance and quality.

     Key Skill Ref: ICT3.2

     Description: Enter and develop the information and derive new information.
     Enter and bring together information using formats that help development; use software features to
     improve the efficiency of your work; annotate/document your work to show that you have understood
     the processes followed and have taken account of the views of others.

     Key Skill Ref: ICT3.3

     Description: Present combined information such as text with image, text with number, image with
     number.
     Develop the presentation so it is accurate, clear and presented consistently, taking account of the views
     of others; present your final output effectively using a format and style that suits your purpose and
     audience.


     Cross-reference: Although the use of ICT is not an explicit requirement, there are opportunities to
     achieve these criteria at 1.10, 2.12, 4.1 – 4.4, 5.1 – 5.8.


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Working with Others (Level 3)
Provide at least one example of meeting the standard for WO3.1, WO3.2 and WO3.3, to include work in
a group or team situation. You must check progress on 2 occasions (for WO3.2).

Key Skill Ref: WO3.1

Description: Plan work with others.
Agree realistic objectives for working together and what needs to be done to achieve them; share
relevant information to help agree roles and responsibilities; agree suitable working arrangements
with those involved.

Key Skill Ref: WO3.2

Description: Seek to develop co-operation and check progress towards your agreed objectives.
Organise and carry out tasks efficiently to meet your responsibilities; seek effective ways to develop
co-operation including ways to resolve any conflict; share accurate information on progress, agreeing
changes where necessary to achieve objectives.

Key Skill Ref: WO3.3

Description: Review work with others and agree ways of improving collaborative work in the future.
Agree the extent to which work with others has been successful and the objectives have been met;
identify factors, including your role, in influencing the outcome; agree ways of improving your work
with others in the future, including interpersonal skills.


Cross-reference: Competence in this unit will be demonstrated throughout the qualification by
planning, implementing and evaluating activities in a group situation.
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     Improving own Learning and Performance (Level 3)
     Provide at least one example of meeting the standard for LP3.1, LP3.2 and LP3.3 (the example should
     cover at least 3 targets). Overall, show you can use at least 2 different ways of learning to improve your
     performance.

     Key Skill Ref: LP3.1

     Description: Set targets using information from appropriate people and plan how these will be met.
     Seek information on ways to achieve what you want to do, and identify factors that might affect your
     plans; use this information to set realistic targets and identify clear action points; plan how you will
     manage your time, use support, review progress and overcome possible difficulties.

     Key Skill Ref: LP3.2

     Description: Take responsibility for your learning, using your plan to help meet targets and improve
     your performance.
     Manage your time effectively to meet deadlines, revising your plan as necessary; choose ways of
     learning to improve your performance, working at times independently and adapting approaches to
     meet new demands; reflect on your progress, seeking feedback and relevant support to help you meet
     your targets.

     Key Skill Ref: LP3.3

     Description: Review progress and establish evidence of your achievements.
     Provide information on the ways you have used your learning to meet new demands; provide
     information on factors affecting the quality of your outcome; identify targets you have met and gather
     evidence of your achievements; consult appropriate people to agree ways to further improve your
     performance.


     Cross-reference: Learners have the opportunity to review their own performance when reviewing
     activities in 1.13 – 1.36.




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Problem Solving (Level 3)
Provide at least one example of meeting the standard for PS3.1, PS3.2 and PS3.3. The example should
include exploring at least 3 different ways of tackling a problem (for PS3.1).

Key Skill Ref: PS3.1

Description: Explore a problem and identify different ways of tackling it.
Identify, analyse and accurately describe the problem; agree with others how you will know it has been
solved; select and use a variety of methods to come up with different ways of tackling the problem;
compare the main features and risks of each approach; justify the method you decide to use.

Key Skill Ref: PS3.2

Description: Plan and implement at least one way of solving the problem.
Plan your chosen way of solving the problem and get the go-ahead from an appropriate person; put
your plan into action, effectively using support and feedback from others to help tackle the problem;
regularly check progress towards solving the problem, revising your approach as necessary.

Key Skill Ref: PS3.3

Description: Check if the problem has been solved and review your approach to problem solving.
Apply systematically methods agreed with an appropriate person, to check if the problem has been
solved; describe fully the results and draw conclusions on how successful you were in solving the
problem; review your approach to problem solving, including whether other approaches might have
proved more effective.


Cross-reference: Competence in this unit could be demonstrated through planning, with a Tutor, to
achieve the qualification.




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                         Section 6:
                         Links to National
                         Occupational Standards




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This qualification has been mapped against the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) in
Outdoor Education, Development Training and Recreation (Level 3) and against the Teaching, Coaching
and Instructing National Occupational Standards. This also means that by studying this qualification
learners may be able to gather evidence which can be used towards the knowledge requirements of
a particular NVQ/SVQ or other qualification as appropriate.
NB Accreditation of Prior Learning is entirely at the discretion of the NVQ/SVQ awarding centre which
must be satisfied that the evidence meets the requirements of the NVQ/SVQ. Where APL is to be used
extensively (ie for a whole unit or more), centres must ensure that advice is given by a qualified APL
Advisor.
NCFE Unit No.                                        Related NOS
and Title                                            Element and standard
Unit 01 Develop a career pathway in the              A55 Contribute to improving personal and organisational
outdoor industry                                     performance
Unit 02 Understand and appreciate the                C215 Promote the conservation of the environment
physical environment                                 B22 Design outdoor education programmes
                                                     B23 Design outdoor development training programmes
                                                     B24 Plan outdoor recreation programmes
                                                     D33 Deliver education in the outdoors
                                                     D34 Deliver development training in the outdoors
                                                     D26 Deliver recreation in the outdoors
Unit 03 Establish effective operational              A55 Contribute to improving personal and organisational
procedures in the outdoor industry                   performance
                                                     C214 Promote a culture of health and safety
                                                     B25 Organise people and resources for outdoor
                                                     programmes
                                                     B26 Organise travel for participants and equipment
                                                     A21 Support the efficient use of resources (MCI)
                                                     D33 Deliver education in the outdoors
                                                     D34 Deliver development training in the outdoors
                                                     D26 Deliver recreation in the outdoors




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     NCFE Unit No.                                        Related NOS
     and Title                                            Element and standard
     Unit 04 Deliver experientially based                 B22 Design outdoor education programmes
     outdoor learning sessions                            D24 Enable people with disabilities to take part in activities
                                                          D35 Promote the transfer of learning from outdoor
                                                          experiences
                                                          B25 Organise people and resources for outdoor
                                                          programmes
                                                          D33 Deliver education in the outdoors
                                                          D34 Deliver development training in the outdoors
                                                          D26 Deliver recreation in the outdoors
                                                          C215 Promote the conservation of the environment
                                                          D14 Establish and maintain effective working relationships
                                                          C214 Promote a culture of health and safety
                                                          D27 Facilitate adventurous experiences

     Unit 05 Deliver coaching sessions in an              D46 Apply basic principles of nutrition to enhance
     outdoor activity context                             performance and recovery
                                                          D47 Apply basic sports psychology to enhance performance
                                                          D48 Apply biomechanical principles to performance
                                                          B28 Plan a programme to achieve goals
                                                          B29 Manage and evaluate a programme to achieve goals
                                                          D45 Coach participants to improve their performance




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                  Appendix




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      Glossary of Terms

     Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is the name given to the process of recognising a learner’s
     previous achievement or learning experiences. This usually enables learners to move directly to the
     assessment stage of a qualification, or unit, without duplicating the learning process.
     Assessors deliver NCFE qualifications and carry out assessment to ensure that learners meet the
     requirements of the qualification. For details of staffing resources required for this qualification, please
     refer to NCFE’s Occupational Competence Guidelines, available from the NCFE website (www.ncfe.org.uk)
     or from the Centre Support team at NCFE.
     Centres are organisations who are approved to offer one or more NCFE qualifications or other products.
     Centre Support Guide is a document produced by NCFE which explains everything you need to know
     from how to apply to become an NCFE approved centre to claiming certificates for your learners, and
     everything in between.
     Directory of Products and Services is a document which provides an overview of all NCFE’s qualifications
     and national awards and is for curriculum planning purposes.
     External Moderators are appointed, trained and monitored by NCFE and are responsible for monitoring
     and sampling candidates’ evidence to ensure that internal assessment decisions are valid, reliable, fair
     and consistent with national standards.
     Fees and Pricing is issued to centres once a year and outlines all NCFE’s fees and charges by academic
     year.
     Guided Learning Hours give an indication of the amount of contact time learners are expected to be
     given with the Assessor while undertaking a qualification.
     Internal Assessment is the process by which internal centre staff assess candidates’ achievement of the
     learning outcomes of the qualification, normally based on a portfolio of evidence. These assessment
     decisions are then internally and externally moderated.
     Internal Moderators monitor the Assessor’s assessment practice and procedure by sampling assessments
     and also ensure that the Assessors carry out their roles appropriately and are appropriately trained.
     Key Skills Centre Support Packs are available from the Centre Support team at NCFE. These packs
     contain unit specifications, tracking and guidance documents which will be invaluable to any centre
     running Key Skills.
     National Awards are NCFE programmes which provide progression into those qualifications which sit
     within the National Qualifications Framework. They are assessed internally by centre staff and externally
     verified by NCFE.




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 Glossary of Terms

National Occupational Standards (NOS) are the identified skills and competences needed by UK
industry and form the basis of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and vocationally-related
qualifications.
National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is a framework of levels and categories of qualifications,
which have been accredited by QCA, and which enable recognition of achievement and facilitate
career progression.
Occupational Competence Guidelines is a document providing guidance on the experience and
qualifications needed to deliver and assess particular NCFE qualifications and awards.
Portfolio is a structured collection of evidence which demonstrates candidates’ performance against
the standards in the qualification or award they are working towards.
Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) is the government body in England which approves
awarding bodies to offer qualifications in the National Qualifications Framework and accredits their
qualifications. There are similar bodies for Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Range is the breadth of skills and knowledge learners must have and the situations in which they may
display these skills or knowledge. The range statements are indicated in bold text within the learning
outcomes.
Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) are government-recognised employer-based organisations representing
various industry sectors which, among other things, have responsibility to develop national occupational
standards.
Skills for Life are a set of generic skills developed by the 3 regulatory authorities, QCA, ACCAC and CCEA,
which are designed to help individuals improve their performance in a variety of contexts. The 6 Key
Skills are: Communication; Application of Number; Information and Communication Technology;
Working with Others; Improving Own Learning and Performance; Problem Solving.
All NCFE qualifications provide opportunities for generating evidence towards achievement of some,
or all, of the Key Skills.
Unit/Learning Outcome: Each NCFE qualification is made up of a number of units. These are broken
down into a number of learning outcomes. Learning outcomes consist of the skills and knowledge
learners must successfully demonstrate in order to achieve the qualification.




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