Sport and fitness are rapidly expanding sectors within the UK resulting in lots of exciting career opportunities.
This Level 3 course investigates the theory of sport. It will provide you with the knowledge of the world of sport, exercise and physical recreation with emphasis placed on the fitness and coaching aspects. If you are outgoing, enthusiastic, love all sports and enjoy a challenge then this is the course for you.
You will normally complete an Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching in year one. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Diploma (equivalent to two A-levels) or the Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development (equivalent to three A-levels) in year two.
Practical activities are an important feature of the course with students coaching and taking part in a range of sports that could include individual and team sports.
The Sports Academies in football, rugby and girls sport will be studied alongside this course, on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. All sports students will be expected to participate and contribute to one of the sports academies organised by the college. The experience of having additional skill acquisition, analysis of performance and team ethics will further enhance students understanding of group dynamics benefiting them in their future employment.
The course also includes essential skills in communication, numeracy and IT, as well as wider essential skills.