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L3 Sport National Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching Level 3 | BTEC National Extended Certificate 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 Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching is designed for learners who want to progress directly into employment in an assistant coaching role, or for those wishing to progress into higher education after successful completion of  the Year 2 top-up (university programmes).

This is a career-focused qualification with industry endorsement and accreditation. It enables learners to develop underpinning knowledge and technical skills and to gain experience as an assistant coach.

Learners taking this qualification will study three mandatory units:

  • Unit A  Careers in the sports and active leisure industry
  • Unit B  Health, well-being and sport
  • Unit C  Developing coaching skills

What do I need to join?

Learners will require three GCSEs at grade 4 or above, which must include English or Maths. You will also display (at interview and a college taster day) an enthusiasm for the industry, in addition to an interest in sport and/or coaching and a keen motivation to learn.

How will I know how I am doing?

100% coursework  a range of internal assessment methods:

  • Written assignments
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentations
  • Video evidence

Maths & English

A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths. Learners who are enrolled on this course will also, as part of their overall programme of study, be enrolled on either GCSE English or Maths in order to progress towards gaining GCSE grade 4 in both subjects.

Work Experience

Learners on this course will undertake a minimum of 36 hours of work experience with local organisations in the delivery of sporting opportunities, in order to experience real-life delivery to groups of participants.


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Course information last updated: Monday 6th April 2020 @ 7.30am (10 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 Sport National Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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