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Sports Coaching and Development Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory

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Course overview

Gain a qualification and progress directly to employment in the coaching and development sector as a coach or fitness professional. This course can also support you to progress to University Level programmes related to sport, fitness and coaching. 

The qualification is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), and is fully mapped to its professional standards. CIMSPA’s endorsement of this qualification allows you to apply for CIMSPA membership after successfully completing this course, and is recognised by employers as enabling student to enter employment in the role of coach in the sport sector, for example leading a range of multi-skills sports coaching for an organisation delivering coaching sessions in schools and leisure centres. 

The course is equivalent in size to two A Levels. 

It has seven units of which six are mandatory. 

 

What Does The Programme Include

As part of your course you will go out into the workplace (schools, leisure centres etc) and gain practical experience alongside college based practical and theory lessons. 

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 4/​C or above including either maths and English.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

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
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

This course is 100% coursework. 

This will include practical observed sessions, written work, presentations and case studies.

Additional Information

There my be the opportunity to go on a number of trips and visits throughout the year locally and further afield costing around £100 per year 

You will also need to purchase uniform at the beginning of the course for £90.00 which is worn throughout the course.

Financial support is available for students if you need it, more information about the support available can be found here: https://​www​.stam​ford​.ac​.uk/​c​o​l​l​e​g​e​-​l​i​f​e​/​f​i​n​a​n​c​i​a​l​-​s​u​pport

Potential Future Career

Successful completion of this course will provide you with a Coaching qualification alongside your BTEC Diploma, allowing you to go into the workplace as a qualified coach. It will also support your progression to university level programmes related to sport and fitness.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • 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

You will also study the Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification in your second year.

 

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With the skills and experience I have gained at New College Stamford studying Sport I have been able to secure a job as a Sports Coach at Little Kickers!

Tom Sutton

 

 

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