Start Date: Duration: Level: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 years Level 3 Bede Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course is specifically co-designed and co-delivered with a range of industry partners to produce the next generation of sports coaches, sports sevelopment officers and physical education teachers in the North East and beyond.

A minimum of four GCSE's at a grade 4 or above required, including English. If a student does not achieve the required entry criteria then they can enrol on the Level 2 Sport course and progress to this Level 3 course the following year.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

This is a practical course that includes elements of theory. Students will be assessed delivering coaching sessions and will also coach (with support from the teaching team) in the community as part of the programme.

Applicants are expected to have achieved at least four GCSE grades at a 4 or above, including English.

Over the two years, students will complete work experience placements in line with their career aspirations. These placements will be organised by our specialist staff, and students will be supported with their placement on an individual basis.

This course offers a combination of qualifications alongside industry experience to give students the skills and knowledge they need to progress straight into a career in the sports industry, or on to higher education.

Some of the partners we work with include the Foundation of Light, UK Coaching, Durham FA, Everyone Active and RISE, who have provided real world experience and opportunities for our students.

This course presents young people with aspirations of becoming a sports coach or physical education teacher with a fantastic opportunity to learn from industry specialists, develop their coaching and teaching skills and enter a life-long career in this exciting and rewarding sector.

As part of the course students will study a number of units including:

- Careers in the sport and active leisure industry
- Health, wellbeing and sport
- Developing coaching Skills
- Applied sports coaching
- Anatomy and physiology
- Rules, regulations and officiating
- Influence of technology in sport
- School sport delivery

Students will also gain additional coaching qualifications, including safeguarding and first aid, as well as taking part in workshops, masterclasses and placements with some of the country’s leading coaches, sports clubs and organisations.

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What’s next?

After completing this course, you can go onto a career in the growing sports and coaching sector, or continue on to Higher Education with a focus on sports.

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