1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Delivering Physical Activity and Sport within the School Environment

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Park Lane Campus - A Block

Become a sports coach, teacher, leader, development officer, or teaching assistant. You’ll gain real experience of child and young person development. You’ll also facilitate community-based sport and physical activity by planning, implementing, and analysing a physical education and school sport programme. Additionally, you will complete a block placement in a primary school.


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 / Skills

  • Facilitate community-based sport and physical activity.
  • Support assessment for learning.
  • Organise and lead a sports event or competition
  • Encourage and develop gifted and talented learners
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths or equivalent, a higher diploma, NVQ2, or level 3 diploma at Merit grade.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include teacher training qualifications, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £2,792 plus exam fee of £90   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

    Course Facts


    Take advantage of our exciting industry links with Firehouse Fitness, i2i Football Academy and Leeds Rhinos Foundation, to enjoy professional facilities and expert coaching.

    Labour Market

    By 2024, the sports coaching, sports instructing, and sports officials sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 3.1%. (EMSI, 2019)

    Student Testimonial

    “I originally trialled for the Under 19s Academy at Leeds Rhinos and got into the squad. I trained there for a few months and the women’s team invited us for a few training sessions. From those training sessions, I was soon promoted to the women’s squad... “My ambition is to continue representing my country at future games. Leeds City College is helping me achieve my goals which I am grateful for.” - Caitlin Beevers, Sport and Exercise Sciences student.
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