YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Spectator Safety Supervision (603/7363/5)
YMCA Level 3 Extended Certificate in Spectator Safety Supervision (603/7364/7)
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Supported by the sector
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 3 Certificate in Spectator Safety Supervision has been designed to meet the needs of most employers, allowing learners to demonstrate the minimum requirements for supervisory roles in stewarding and spectator safety.
At smaller events — particularly those without regulated stands or events with limited attendance — the YMCA Level 3 Extended Certificate in Spectator Safety Supervision may be used as the minimum qualification for the senior person on duty with responsibility for safety.
The YMCA Level 4 Diploma in Spectator Safety Management remains the minimum standard for a safety officer at designated sports grounds and larger events.
Meeting employer needs
Spectator safety employers consistently emphasise the importance placed on learners demonstrating their knowledge, skills and understanding through competency-based assessments.
Our qualifications have 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:
- a basic life support training course that covers: CPR, recovery position, use of a defibrillator and how to manage a bleed e.g. YMCA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (603/1902/1).
- Action Counter Terrorism (ACT) Awareness eLearning (Certificate) or Action Counter Terrorism (ACT) Strategic Training course (Extended Certificate)
To achieve the YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Spectator Safety Supervision (603/7363/5) learners must complete five mandatory units and two optional units.
To achieve the YMCA Level 3 Extended Certificate in Spectator Safety Supervision (603/7364/7) learners must complete nine mandatory units. There is no requirement for learners completing this qualification to complete optional units, but they may choose to do so if the units are relevant to their role.
|Prepare stewards and venues for spectator events (D/618/6935)||Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Manage and maintain stewarding in designated areas (A/618/6845)||Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Manage information for action and decision making for spectator events (L/618/6803)||Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Develop and sustain productive working relationships with stakeholders (F/618/6815)||Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Monitor and solve customer services problems (K/618/6808)||Mandatory||Mandatory|
|Manage initial response to significant or major incidents and plan for resilience (D/618/6806)||N/A||Mandatory|
|Manage risks in crowded places (Y/618/6805)||N/A||Mandatory|
|Plan for the safety of people at a spectator event (A/618/6800)||N/A||Mandatory|
|Manage the safety and security of people at spectator events (F/618/6801)||N/A||Mandatory|
|Help to manage and resolve conflicts* (H/618/6788)||Optional||Optional|
|Deal with incidents at spectator events* (K/618/6789)||Optional||Optional|
|Manage resources for safety and security at spectator events (R/618/6804)||Optional||Optional|
|Manage the efficient use of resources (J/618/6847)||Optional||N/A|
|Develop your knowledge, skills and competence (T/618/6813)||Optional||N/A|
*It is strongly recommended that these units are only selected by learners who have not previously completed a level 2 qualification in spectator safety.
Our Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate in Spectator Safety Supervision can lead to employment in a wide range of supervisory roles within spectator safety and stewarding. 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 3 Certificate in Spectator Safety Supervision — £35.00 per learner
YMCA Level 3 Extended Certificate in Spectator Safety Supervision — £55.00 per learner