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This Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching is one the Sports departments flagship courses. This industry focused qualification allows you to study a wide range of areas within the Sports Coaching industry, given you an insight into the world of coaching and better informing your next steps and your career choices. This 2-year course has been tailored to give learners an opportunity to progress onto Sport Coaching degrees or employment in the sporting industry. This is a full-time course.
The Level 3 programme is made up of units, that are a mix of theory and practical work.
This course will cover some of the units below:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Sports Psychology
- Sports Development
- Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity
- Sports Coaching
Qualification Size and UCAS Points
This BTEC qualification is equivalent to 3 A-Levels, giving the learner the opportunity to achieve a maximum of 168 UCAS points.
This qualification is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). As such, over the course of the 2-year programme, additional coaching qualifications will also be gained to give you a fantastic opportunity to gain employment in the coaching industry.
How do the Sports Academies work alongside this course?
Learners are able to access Sports Academies whilst studying at SGS College on a full-time course. Your academic studies and academy training work as a partnership, and as such, are never timetabled at the same time. This allows you to continue your development within your selected sporting discipline, whilst studying in an academic area that interests you. For example, a learner may have lectures on a Monday morning and then Academy training at WISE on a Monday afternoon.
How will I know how I am doing?
Learners are given regular feedback to support their understanding of the subject’s topic areas, whilst also receiving feedback to aid the continued development of their numeracy and literacy skills.
What do I need to join?
Applicants will hold a total of 5 GCSE grade 4’s, including English and maths.
How will I learn?
This Level 3 course is based at our dynamic and exciting WISE Campus, located within easy reach of the city of Bristol and moments away from Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood train stations.This programme is 100% coursework based. We assess learners using a number of different methods, allowing learners to enhance these types of skills holistically throughout the course. The types of assessment methods range from writing reports and creating posters, through to delivering practical sessions and formal presentations.
Maths & English
Although no additional English and maths qualifications will be taken during this course, we aim to embed these essential skills into all of our lectures, giving learners the opportunity to further evolve and develop these important attributes.
Possible careers and salaries upon completion include:Sports Coach - £18,000 to £35,000 depending upon experience and qualifications held
Sports Development Officer - £21,000 to £50,000 depending upon experience Possible careers and salaries (after completion of Higher Education courses) include: Sports Psychologist - £20,000 to £48,000 depending upon experience
PE Teacher - £17,000 to £40,490 depending upon experience Average yearly salary data taken from the National Careers Services website
Every learner at SGS College is tasked with achieving a number of work experience hours during the academic year. We suggest the learner starts to consider their work experience placement at the earliest opportunity.The work experience element of the course is imperative as it provides the learner with vital insight into possible roles within the industry. Each of our courses has a high amount of employer engagement, with the aim to expose the learner to possible destinations once the qualification has been completed. Is it these experiences and engagements that allow our learners to develop holistically and to become industry ready.
What can I do next?
A high majority of our learner’s progress onto Higher Education sports programmes or gain employment in the sports industry. Following the successful completion of this qualification, learners could also apply for L4 apprenticeships in the related field. Employment options after achievement can range from becoming a sports coach, to becoming involved in sports psychology or sports analysis, once degree level qualifications have been completed in these relevant fields. Learners may also consider starting specific coaching qualifications with National Governing Bodies upon completion of this course.
course information last updated: Friday 23rd February 2024 @ 8.03am (4 hours ago)