Effectiveness of Stewarding

One of the elements in assessing the ‘S’ factor will be the effectiveness of the stewarding arrangements.

A steward is defined as “a person trained or being trained, to a standard recognised by DCAL, employed or contracted by management to act in accordance with the general recommendations of the Northern Ireland Guide to Safety of Sports Grounds, and where appropriate, the specific requirements of the safety certificate.”

A list of the qualifications recognised by the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL) is listed below:

  • 1st4Sport      Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • 1st4Sport      Level 2 Certificate for Event Stewards
  • 1st4Sport      Level 2 NVQ in Spectator Safety
  • City      and Guilds Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • City      and Guilds Level 2 NVQ in Spectator Safety
  • Edexel      Level 2 NVQ in Spectator Safety
  • EDI      Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • EDI      Level 2 NVQ in Spectator Safety
  • NCFE      Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • NCFE      Level 2 Certificate for Event Stewards
  • NCFE      Level 2 NVQ in Spectator Safety
  • HABC      Level 2 Award In Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events
  • HABC      Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety

Steward Training Programmes Available

Phase 1 of the Steward Training Programme commenced in 2009 with 276 stewards trained to a qualification recognised by the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL).

Phase 2 of the Steward Training Programme commenced in 2010 with 379 stewards trained.

Phase 3 of the Steward Training Programme commenced in 2011 and resulting in 204 stewards trained.

Phase 4 of the Steward Training Programme is now closed with the number of stewards trained to be confirmed.

Phase 5 (to be launched in 2013) subject to funding.