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Study mode Full Time
Level 3
Duration 36 weeks
Subject Sport & Leisure
Suitable for 16-18
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The course provides a mixture of classroom-based sessions (to introduce theories and concepts) and practical activities that enable you to develop your own coaching/teaching delivery to children and adults.

As part of the study programme, you will conduct a two-week work placement in a sport coaching environment, participate in a range of sports enrichment activities and represent the college teams through Cricket, Football, Pan-disability Football, Futsal, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton and Table Tennis.

Furthermore, this course gives you the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables them to progress to further learning. This will allow you to apply your theoretical knowledge to a practical work setting. Assignments will also be completed in relation to your work placement.

Course content

This sport study programme supports students that are interested in a pathway to university or as an assistant coaching role. This is a two-year programme prepares you for a range of skills within sports coaching both team and individual a career in Sports Coaching/Instructor, Physical Education Teacher, Sports Media, Sports Broadcasting and Sports Physiotherapy.

Delivery in year one consists of:

  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Sport Development
  • Self-Employment in Sports & Physical Activity
  • Practical Sports Application

Delivery in year two:

  • Research Project in Sport
  • Applied Coaching Skills
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Functional Sports Massage
  • Fitness Training
  • Influence of Technology in Sport and Physical Activity

Qualifications on completion

  • BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades 9-4, including English language, literature and Math.


You can move into employment as an assistant coach which may involve working with youth sport or working with children at beginner levels, for example, primary-school age.

This qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers. Learners can progress to full degree single or combined courses, including:

  • BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and Development
  • BA (Hons) Sports Management

Fees and funding

This course is free for students aged 16-18. The course fee for adults (19+) is TBC.

If you are aged 19+, how much you pay for your course and any additional costs will depend on a number of factors. Learn more about course fees and finances.

We have a range of financial support options available to help you while you’re studying. Find out what support you may be eligible for.

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Course code PR001149
Start date 04 Sep 2023
Location East Ham Campus
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