Sports Coaching and Development Extended Certificate

Entry Requirements:

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4.

Why Should You Take This Course?

Our Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching is suitable for any students with a keen interest in Sport who wants to progress directly to employment in the coaching and development sector as an assistant coach. 

Course content
You will study 3 units over two years of study. Mandatory Units:

  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills

Each topic is related to the sporting interests of the group wherever possible and adapted to be as practical as the course allows. It is advisable to have a link or be a member of an external sports club due to the coaching placement hours required in year 2.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through internally assessed assignment work which may take the form of written assignments, presentations, or interviews. Students will also be expected to lead practical coaching sessions regularly to peers and external sports groups.

Are there any special expenses?
The course provides potential opportunity for a host of additional sporting experiences including;

  • First Aid
  • Coaching badges
  • Trips and Activities.

What could I do next?
This course would be most suitable for students who have a keen interest in sports coaching, who wish to study sport further into Higher Education, or alternatively enter employment in the sporting industry. Previous students have pursued various sport related degrees (in Sport Science, Sports Development and Teaching at Universities including Bath, Loughborough and Brighton), as well as using their qualifications from the BTEC Sport course to gain employment in the leisure and sports industry.

Additional Information

Equivalent to 1 A Level

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