If you’re looking for a career in the coaching or teaching industries – or hoping to progress onto a higher education sports degree, then this course provides an excellent foundation for your development towards your goals.
All students will complete a ten week placement at a local primary school, where you will deliver physical education lessons to pupils of all ages.
Further opportunities to gain experience in leadership and coaching roles through academic and voluntary work will also be available, specifically through volunteer placements. This could involve delivery in after school clubs or could be an additional coaching placement on your independent study day.
You will learn through a mix of theory based and practical session to give you a solid grounding in all aspects of coaching.
Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here.
What you will study
Your course will combine classroom study and practical sessions. This includes the ‘Sports Coaching’ and ‘Physical Education’ and the ‘Care of Children and Young People’ modules that are practically based and provide the platform and practice that you need for your schools placement.
- Sports Coaching
- Fitness Testing
- Practical Team Sports
- Sports Nutrition
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Assessing Risk in Sport
- The Physiology of Fitness
- Psychology for Sport
- PE and the Care of Children & Young People
If you successfully complete this course, you can progress straight onto the second year of the Extended Diploma (Coaching). If you are a mature student, it is possible to progress on to university on completion of this programme.