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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 and 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


Transform your passion and enthusiasm for sport into a career with this exciting programme. You’ll take the first steps towards a career in the sport industry by covering topics like event management and sports coaching.


Perfect for those who are keen to transform their passion for sport into a rewarding career, this course will help you gain a basic understanding of sports coaching. Combining both practical and theoretical units which will help to boost your confidence as well as your knowledge, you’ll have the opportunity to practice your newly acquired skills by organising your very own sports event from start to finish. You’ll also be able to take advantage of our industry links such as the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, which will give you a valuable insight into what it’s like to work in the industry and an understanding of what is expected of a professional coach.

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

  • Organise your very own sports event from start to finish
  • Gain a basic understanding of sports coaching
  • Develop a personal progression plan
  • Train to increase fitness levels

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required, however, you will be required to take qualifications in personal and social development, employability skills and a vocational qualification in English and maths. A personalised learning programme will be discussed at your interview.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Progression may include a Level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship or relevant employment.

Course details

Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 77415-01

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

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