Course type:

Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport (PE and Coaching)

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.

You will learn through a mix of theory based and practical sessions to give you a solid grounding in all aspects of sports coaching.

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.

What you will study

Modules include:

• Anatomy and Physiology
• Sports Leadership
• Coaching for Performance

Industry experience

As well as the ten-week placement, you will have further opportunities to gain experience in leadership and coaching roles through academic and voluntary work, specifically through volunteer placements.

Career and education opportunities

If you successfully complete this course, you can progress onto the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Physical Education and Coaching) programme (subject to a successful interview and tutor recommendation).

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.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English Language and either Mathematics or a Science.

We will accept applicants with a grade 3 in English Language, provided they have achieved a grade 4 or above in English Literature.

Why study Sport at Hartpury College?

Hartpury is proud to be the number one sports college in the UK, with millions of pounds invested in recent years to ensure our Sport students can access the best learning, playing and teaching resources.

Hartpury student kicking a football

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.


If you are unable to complete an online application please contact

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