Coaching and Performance

1st4Sport Certificate , Level 3
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What Our Students Say

“The thing I like most about the course is training in the gym and getting to know about the clients and how to professionally work with them more. When you go out there in the real world it shows you how you need to like evolve around each client, how you need to learn from the clients and how you need to adapt for them.”


Did you know!

  • Take advantage of our exciting industry links with Firehouse Fitness, i2i Football Academy, Leeds Rhinos Foundation to enjoy professional facilities and expert coaching.
  • By 2024, the sports coaching, sports instructing, and sports officials sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 3.1%. (EMSI, 2019)

Course Information


Advance athletes’ performance with our Coaching and Performance programme. This course covers multiple aspects of exercise such as nutrition and leadership. You’ll learn about nutrition, psychology, leadership, and tactics. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of an athlete’s lifestyle. Part of your assessment will include leading coaching sessions.

Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits and skills

  • Deliver sport and physical activity sessions to athletes
  • Use psychology to strengthen your leadership and coaching.
  • Support athletes to maximise their performance.
  • Understand the importance of nutrition and how it supports exercise.
  • Entry requirements

    A level 2 sport qualification and GCSE English or maths at grade 4.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Progression may include NGB coaching awards, an apprenticeship, degree level study, or relevant employment.

    Course details

    Duration: 1 year
    Start Date: 09/09/2024
    Fees (16-18): No fee
    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 74904-01

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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