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Sports Coaching and Development (Extended) Diploma Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course will pro­vide you with the underpinning skills and knowledge to progress onto the second year of the programme. Following completion of the Diploma this will allow you to progress onto University or gain employment as a Sports Coach alongside your preferred sport. Apprenticeship options would also be available following the course leading onto School Sport Coordination Roles and P.E Teaching  longer term.

Who is it for?

If you want to pursue a career in the Sports Coaching industry then this is an excellent place to start. This course will provide you with the underpinning skills and knowledge to aid your progression into the Sports Coaching industry. This qualification is equivalent in size to 1 A Level and meets entry requirements for those who would like to progress to university or even head straight into employment following the second year where you will achieve two A Levels.

What is covered?

You will study the following:

  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Well­be­ing and Sport
  • Devel­op­ing Coach­ing Skills
  • Applied Coach­ing Skills
  • Sport Devel­op­ment
  • Self-Employ­ment in Sport and Phys­i­cal Activity
  • Organ­is­ing Events in Sports and Phys­i­cal Activities

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above includ­ing either Maths or English. English is required due to the level of literacy with exams and coursework. 

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you. What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive ‘6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks -sub­ject to availability
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard— sub­ject to availability
  • Enrolling you auto­mat­i­cal­ly on GCSE Eng­lish or maths if you do not a pass at a grade 4
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gressing and achiev­ing well
Our course enquiries and admissions team are available at should you have any further questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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