Floor and Vault Level 1

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Floor and Vault Level 1

Floor and Vault Level 1

This course will qualify you to judge floor and vault competitions at club, school and county level.

Floor and vault competitions are fun competitions to judge. Participants perform a variety of exciting cartwheels, rolls, balances and vaults. Throughout the course you will develop the skills necessary to score routines correctly. You will learn the importance of judging, judging procedure and getting the score right. This is the ideal starting point to set you on the pathway to becoming a great judge.

Many of our learners are young people, teachers or coaches. 

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Who is this Aimed at:

Anyone who wants to judge floor and vault competitions on behalf of their club.

Pre Requisites:

Learners must be at least 14 years old on the first day of the course.

What To Expect:

An informative course focused on judging and the many aspects of the role. This course also goes through the basics of judging such as scoring, symbols and what you are looking for as the ‘ideal’ model of basic skills performed by participants.

The Level 1 Floor and Vault Judge is based on the BSGA competitions. Once qualified, Judges can judge Key Steps and School Floor & Vault competitions. The qualification also enables learners to judge floor and vault in beginner level competitions within their own Club.

Delivery Method:

One day- classroom based.

Do I Need To Bring Participants:

No participants are required.

Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

No mentor is required for this course.

What Resources Are Included:

Course specific resource pack.


£55 for both BG members and non-BG members


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify what a judge is and what they do
  • Demonstrate how to judge a floor and vault performance
  • Recognise what the judging elements and penalties are for each performance type performed by participants

Theory Delivery:

  • Why do we need to judge
  • What should judges do
  • Judging the floor exercise
  • How do judges judge
  • What is difficulty (D) value
  • What is composition
  • What is technical performance
  • How many judges do we need
  • What is a judging slip
  • Judging procedure
  • Looking for perfection
  • Using symbols
  • Judging vault
  • Judging set work
  • Judging group work
  • Competition rules for the course and assessment
  • Elements for the floor and vault judging award – level 1
  • Judging penalties floor and vault – level 1

Assessment Method:

  • Practical – including observing participants within their floor and vault performances.
  • Theory – including a multiple choice assessment paper.

How Long Until I Am Fully Qualified:

  • On completion of both the practical and theory assessments.

When Is My Assessment:

  • On day 1 of the course.

PLEASE NOTE: From time to time the FIG can change the COP throughout the cycle in each discipline. Should this happen between the course and a learners assessment or re-assessment, learners will be required to sit the assessment under the new COP. Should this happen and a learner has any concerns regarding the changes then they must contact the course organiser prior to the assessment.

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23 Jun 2024
Europa Gymnastics Centre,Crayford
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