Course Info

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

All students will be required to have achieved a minimum of 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English (Science is also preferable at A-C grade). Grades achieved can be discussed at interview. Students will be expected to be enthusiastic about embarking on a career in sport and have an aptitude for both practical and theoretical activities.


2 Years

Course Content

You will gain an insight into a variety of aspects of sport including Anatomy and Physiology, planning & delivering sport sessions, Coaching, Injuries in sport, Leadership in sport, practical sports, fitness testing, fitness training, outdoor activities along with trips including cycling, ice skating, climbing, walking, adventure activities. With strong employer links such as local gyms, council, school sports partnerships, sports clubs, Sport City etc. Students can attend real working visits and experience of industry, gaining valuable employment skills. Additional coaching qualifications will also be available throughout the course.

Special Features

The course will allow the improvement and training of interpersonal skills such as communication, teamwork, individual research and working to the set deadlines. You will learn through lectures, workshops, directed study, demonstrations, practical application and guest speakers/visits.

As part of preparing learners for employment we require all our learners to wear a college sports kit that can be purchased at the start of the course. More information will be given on interview.

Course Format

Full Time


The Level 3 course prepares you for employment and higher education. You will have the opportunity to study topics such as Sport Development, Coaching, PE teaching and Fitness in Higher Education.

You will have the chance to progress onto career paths including Sports Coach, Sports Development, Researcher of Sport Technologies, Sports Nutrition, Physical Education Teacher, Sport Studies and Sports Media just to name a few….