Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either Mathematics or English, or a Level 1 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics or English at grade 3 or above. Plus a successful trial.
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

This course has been developed alongside the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and is designed to support progression to multiple routes including employment, Higher Education and Apprenticeships.

The range of modules you will study include Developing and Applied Coaching Skills, Sports Psychology, Nutrition, Sports Injuries and Massage, Fitness Training and Testing and Practical Sports Application. The curriculum will develop key industry skills including leadership, communication and a range of practical and technical skills in order to help you develop a career in the sports industry. From this programme you can progress to Higher Education, including our own degree course in Sports Coaching and Performance or into employment, as you will be Level 1 Coach qualified on successful completion. You may also wish to consider an Apprenticeship.

What will I learn?

The range of modules you will study include Developing and Applied Coaching Skills, Sports Psychology, Nutrition, Sports Injuries and Massage, Fitness Training and Testing and Practical Sports Application. The curriculum will develop key industry skills including leadership, communication and a range of practical and technical skills in order to help you develop a career in the sports industry.

 

 

 

How will the course be assessed?

The units are assessed using a variety of different methods  including written assignments, PowerPoint presentations, group work, practical assessments and competency based assessments. 25% of this qualification is externally assessed and 75% of coursework is internally assessed.

 

Enrichment

 

 

Materials and other information

There are a range of recommended reading materials for this programme. Students will be required to purchase a sports kits. 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.

 

Progression and Careers

From this programme you can progress to Higher Education, including our own degree course in Sports Coaching and Performance or into employment, as you will be Level 1 Coach qualified on successful completion. You may also wish to consider an Apprenticeship.

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