Level 3 Coaching
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either Mathematics or English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics or English at grade 4 or above. Plus a successful trial.
Start Date: September 2020
Length: 1 Year
Course Overview

This one year course will highlight the variety of opportunities available within the sport and leisure industries, and develop your footballing skills including coaching and leading physical activity sessions with children and young adults. As well as football performance, you will study a range of interesting modules which including coaching and leading physical activity sessions with children and young adults.

At the end of this programme you will gain valuable work experience in the sector that will be an excellent grounding to employment, apprenticeships and potential further study.


What will I learn?

You will learn an overview of key health and exercise concepts that can be applied to coaching together with preparing to work in the sport and fitness sector. These will be applied to practical coaching wherever possible with a substantial amount of practical opportunities for students to engage with.

The units you will complete are:

  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Preparing for a career in sport and physical activity Sports coaching



How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence that may include worksheets, coaching plans, written reports and presentations that is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

Materials and other information

There are a range of recommended reading materials for this programme. Students are required to purchase sports kit, polo tops and hooded sweatshirts. The remaining attire is general sportswear e.g. shorts, tracksuit bottoms, and suitable footwear, indoor and outdoor. Please note suitable footwear for the 3G pitch is either sports trainers, moulded boots or astro trainers.

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