Sports Coaching and Development Extended Diploma

Entry Requirements:

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4, including English or Maths.

Why Should You Take This Course?

This course is intended for those who want to progress directly to employment in an assistant coaching role. It is also suitable for those wishing to progress to Higher Education, where students would have the added advantage of using it to obtain part-time employment.


This is a career-focused qualification with industry endorsement and accreditation. It enables students to develop underpinning knowledge and technical skills and to gain experience as an assistant coach.

Course Content
Each unit is related to the sporting interests of the group wherever possible and adapted to be as practical as possible.

Units will be selected from core units and specialist units.  Some of the units are:

  • 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 
  • Sports Injuries
  • Fitness Training
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Nutrition

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is completed using internally assessed assignment work focussing on specific tasks relating to each unit. There are no exams within this course. Students are expected to undertake independent learning outside of lessons throughout the course to aid their academic development.

Are there any special expenses?
Additional sporting experiences including: first aid, coaching badges, trips and activities.
There is a compulsory sports kit that students will be expected to wear in all lessons.

What could I do next?
Progress directly to employment in the coaching and development sector as a coach, additionally, the breadth of optional content in this qualification allows students to widen their opportunities to progress to a number of different Higher Education courses.

Equivalent to 3 A Levels


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