Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport Pe And Coaching

Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport (PE and Coaching)


Prepare for a career in PE and sports coaching with this course. Learn through theoretical and practical sessions using our university level facilities. You’ll complete a seven-week work placement at a local primary school and deliver PE lessons.

Key Information

Course Duration: One year
Part or Full Time: Full Time
Level of Study: Diplomas

Course Overview

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.

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

Your modules could include Anatomy and Physiology, Development and Provision of Sport, Sports Leadership, and Coaching for Performance.

You'll gain leadership and coaching experience through voluntary
opportunities. You'll have further opportunities to gain experience in leadership and coaching roles through academic and voluntary work, specifically through volunteer placements.

If you successfully complete this course, you can progress onto the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma 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.

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Rated 'Ofsted Outstanding in all areas' for academic and curriculum-related provision 


99.4% pass-rate

With a BTEC pass rate of 99.4%, our outcomes for students are exceptional.

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Charlotte Punter
“My lecturers at Hartpury are always willing to help, and will always give little tips which I can use for the next time I coach and that will help me achieve my ambition of becoming a coach or teacher.”
Charlotte Punter
 Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Physical Education & Coaching)


Living in on-site college accommodation at Hartpury, you’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages who share their experience of life at college and university together on one campus.

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If you’re playing sport competitively, or you have the talent and drive to do so, you may want to join one of our Sports Academies. Over 200 international athletes have developed their talents with us over the past 10 years. You could be our next success story. We're a semi-professional sports environment offering world-class facilities and professional coaching and support services.

A-levels or a diploma?

Are you unsure about whether A-levels or a BTEC Diploma are the right choice for you? Find out the key differences and which qualification would best suit your learning style and your career and further study ambitions on our dedicated page.