Course Code: 77022-01
This course focuses on all aspects of sports coaching and working the sport and active leisure industry. It is a 1 year course (equivalent to 3 A Levels). It is compulsory that you will have successfully completed the BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development prior to beginning this qualification.
It is designed to give you an all-round experience of the sport and active leisure sector. You will expand on your prior knowledge by developing your expertise in amongst other things, Nutrition for Physical Performance, Marketing communications, Sports Psychology and School Sport Delivery.
Work placements are a compulsory part of this course and we try to offer placements in a variety of different sectors including school, community and semi professional sport based settings. The practical experience you will gain, alongside your teaching will prepare you for the next steps of your career.
This course is backed by some major employers and professional bodies, such as: Rugby Football League, Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), League Football Education, Skills Active and Sports Coach UK. This qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant specialist courses.
You will also have the opportunity to represent the college sports teams competing in the regional AOC league competitions.