QNUK Level 2 Award in

Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (RQF)

Qualification number: 603/6065/3

Guided learning hours: 36

Total Qualification time: 110 hours

Credit value: 11

Who is this for?

This qualification introduces the role of a Steward or Marshal at spectator events. Learners will develop the knowledge and understanding necessary to support entry to the industry including how to prepare for spectator events, assist with the movement of spectators and deal with crowd issues, help to manage and resolve conflicts and how to deal with incidents at spectator events. Knowledge of team working and supporting the work of their organisation is also covered.

The qualification is specifically suited to volunteers at spectator events supporting more experienced staff. Upon completion of the qualification the learner will meet the requirements at Section 4.10b of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds, the "Green Guide". This qualification will prepare learners for employment and enable them to progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Spectator Safety.

This qualification has been developed by SkillsActive and the Sports Ground Safety Authority in conjunction with Awarding Organisations from the Spectator Safety AO Forum. Sector and industry experts have been consulted with by SGSA and the NOS and qualification units have been amended to reflect this. The qualification is based on the SkillsActive Spectator Safety NOS 2019.


Learners are required to complete the ACT counter terrorism e-learning prior to claiming their certificates for achieving the Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (RQF).

Progression route:

Learners may progress onto the following qualifications:

  • QNUK Level 3 Award for First Responders (RQF)
  • QNUK Level 2 Award in Fire Safety for Fire Marshals  (RQF)
  • QNUK Level 2 Certificate in Spectator Safety (RQF)

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