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Spectator Safety

YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Spectator Safety (603/7360/X)

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By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to perform roles within stewarding and spectator safety.

The purpose of this qualification is to confirm occupational competence and provide learners with knowledge, skills and understanding of Spectator Safety. They are mapped to the Skills Active National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Spectator Safety 2019.

Completing this qualification provides access to stewarding, attendant, crew member and usher jobs including for sport and music events, festivals and carnivals.





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Created in collaboration with the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA)

The Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) are leaders in sports ground safety in the UK and have worked stakeholders to ensure the content of our Spectator Safety qualifications reflect the changing threats to events and crowded spaces.

Stakeholders include governing bodies, safety officers, venue operators, training providers, government agencies, subject matter experts and trade associations.



The YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Spectator Safety has been designed to support learners to demonstrate the minimum requirements for roles in stewarding and spectator safety.

Following relevant familiarisation and induction training, learners may work alongside a qualified steward whilst they train. After attending four events as a steward, they may then continue to work unaccompanied for up to 12 months whilst they complete this qualification.

Meeting employer needs




Spectator safety employers consistently emphasise the importance placed on learners demonstrating their knowledge, skills and understanding through competency-based assessments.

This qualification has been designed to reflect these demands, assessing learners' performance on the job.


Learners must be aged 16 plus.

Before learners can be certificated for this qualification, they must complete:


To achieve the YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Spectator Safety (603/7360/X) learners must complete five mandatory units.

UnitOptional/ Mandatory
Prepare for spectator events (Y/618/6786)Mandatory
Assist with the movement of spectators and deal with crowd issues at events (D/618/6787)Mandatory
Help to manage and resolve conflicts (H/618/6788)Mandatory
Deal with incidents at spectator events (K/618/6789)Mandatory
Support the work of your team and organisation (D/618/6790)Mandatory


Our Level 2 Certificate in Spectator Safety can lead to employment in a wide range of roles within spectator safety and stewarding including steward, attendant, event crew member and usher. They qualification can also lead to further training at the same or higher levels including:


The information below provides details of our fees for our approved centres. If you're a learner, you'll need to find a training provider to get an accurate cost for completing one of our qualifications. Training providers will charge learners more than the prices listed below to cover the costs of the delivery of teaching and assessment they complete on our behalf.

Registration and certification fees

YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Spectator Safety — £35.00 per learner


Existing centres can add this qualification to their offer by completing an 'Additional Product Approval Request' in Y-Connect.

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