Sports Coaching

BTEC National Extended 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.”


Course Information


Designed as a one-year, full-time course of study initially, with the option to continue studying for a second year in order to complete the full Sports Coaching National Diploma.

This course is equivalent in size to one A level with the added bonus of being able to enter the workforce directly as a multi-skilled assistant coach. Completing two years will give an opportunity to become a multi-skilled coach.


Work experience:

The course also requires 30 hours of work placement which will be completed
either in a one-week block or over the course of the academic year.

You will be assisted with finding a placement but we recommend you have an
input into finding a work placement which is linked to your future

Course units/modules

There are three mandatory units in total:

  • Developing coaching skills
  • Health, wellbeing and sport
  • Careers in the sport and active leisure industry

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course include four GCSEs at grade 4 including English or maths.

During the course you are required to complete at least 18 hours of independent study to back up the learning discovered in your classroom sessions.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 74927-01

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

Employment Statistics

  • Sports coaches, instructors and officials

    Average Salary

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