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L3 Foundation Diploma in Coaching and Development Level 3 | BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


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The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development is intended for learners who want to progress directly into employment, including self-employment, in sports coaching and development roles. It is also designed for those wishing to progress into higher education (university programmes). Learners taking this qualification will study six mandatory units: • Careers in the sport and active leisure industry • Health, well-being and sport • Developing coaching skills • Applied coaching skills • Sport development • Self-employment in sport and physical activity

What do I need to join?

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including either English or Maths.

How will I know how I am doing?

100% coursework – a range of internal assessment methods: • Written assignments • Portfolio of evidence • Presentations • Video evidence


This is a career-focused qualification with industry endorsement and accreditation. It enables learners to develop underpinning knowledge, to gain experience as a coach and to build skills to impact positively on sports development programmes. The qualification is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), which has confirmed that the qualification is fully mapped to its professional standards of ‘Coach’ and ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’.

Work Experience

All courses include opportunities for learners to experience working in a sport-based environment; this may be with employers or as part of a community project or a project within the College campus. This gives learners the opportunity to develop their skills in their chosen subject and will assist with progression choices.

What can I do next?

Upon completion of the course, this qualification prepares learners to study one of the higher education degree programmes at SGS, or you may apply to other education institutions. You could also enter employment in the sport, leisure and recreation industry or apply for an apprenticeship.

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Course information last updated: Monday 6th April 2020 @ 7.30am (11 hours ago)

Full-time Prospectus

September 2020

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

7th Sep 2020
WISE Campus
7th Sep 2020
WISE Campus

Enquire about L3 Foundation Diploma in Coaching and Development 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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