Level Three BTEC National Foundation / Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

The new Level 3 BTEC Sport programmes are designed with clear career goals in mind and has been developed with a range of professional bodies including CIMSPA – the Chartered Institute for Management in Sport and Physical Activity and The Register of Exercise Professionals (REP).

Accreditation by CIMSPA is important: once you have completed your BTEC qualification, you can apply to become a CIMSPA member – and this is helpful when applying for jobs in the fitness and coaching industry since it gives professional credibility.

The Coaching pathway is based at the Flemingate, Beverley campus, utilising the facilities at Beverley Leisure Centre, and the college's own pitches at the Bridlington campus (travel provided) and other pitches and training facilities in the locality.  You will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills working with local sports clubs and community groups to provide coaching support and development as part of this programme.

The Coaching option is perfect if you are aiming for employment in coaching, activity leadership, working towards delivering sport curriculum in schools or working towards running your own coaching company.  This qualification also offers you the opportunity to progress to higher education, including our own Foundation Degree and BSc Top Up, validated by Hull University.

This route provides with the opportunity to develop your technical coaching skills and will prepare you for employment working with both children and adults. You will learn about fitness testing, how to deal with sports injuries, sport psychology to support the mental health of coaching participants as well as technical and tactical skills to develop the skills of others.

What will I study?

  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Applied Coaching Skills
  • Research Project in Sport (Pearson-set)
  • Sport Development
  • Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a combination of externally and internally-set assessments, practical tasks and presentations. 

How will the course be delivered?

This practical course is classroom or gym-based, with some outdoor, off-site and online delivery.  We may utilise both campuses as part of your course.  You will be expected to use our on-line resources and encouraged to utilised wider online industry-related platforms (eg  FA-learning resources) to further support and develop your knowledge and skills away from the classroom.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade 4 9/ A*-C/ including Maths and English
  • Or level two diploma (merit)
  • Or first diploma (merit)
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course

What next?

You could go on to employment in the sport and leisure industry, obtain a sports Apprenticeship or progress onto a higher education course. Should you decide to go onto higher education there is also an opportunity to amend your programme to ensure that you have the required UCAS point for a foundation degree with options such as sports studies, leisure management, sports coaching or our Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and BSc (Hons) Sports, Coaching and Health Sciences (Top-up)

Additional information

All study programmes contain English and maths elements.

You will undertake vocationally relevant work experience as part of these engaging programmes.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide Free Distance Learning Courses Autumn Part-time Course Guide 2022