• Level: 2

Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (RQF)

(QRN – 601/5915/7)



Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (RQF) is a work-based competence qualification. The qualification is aimed at stewards who provide services such as health and safety, security, and customer service to help spectators have a safe and enjoyable experience at an event.

The qualification will provide learners with the necessary skills, knowledge, and competence across areas including preparing for events, controlling and monitoring spectators, and managing conflict appropriately.

The Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (RQF) meets the minimum requirements defined in the Green Guide: Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds. This enables learners to steward at live match events as well as other live spectator events.



Qualification Structure

The learner must achieve all 29 credits from all 6 mandatory units.



Learner Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.



Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety
  • Level 4 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety Management
  • Licence to Practise qualifications e.g. Door Supervision or Manned Guarding
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Advanced Spectator Safety



Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake this qualification. Some employers may wish learners to be 18 before undertaking work.



Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.



Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.


Unit Title Unit Ref Level Credit GLH
Mandatory unit
Prepare for spectator events Y/502/9345 2 5 12
Control the entry, exit and movement of people at spectator events M/502/9352 2 8 12
Monitor spectators and deal with crowd problems A/502/9354 2 8 12
Support the work of the team and organisation Y/601/4486 2 2 15
Help to manage conflict J/501/5134 2 4 20
Deal with accidents and emergencies D/501/5138 2 2 14

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