Is this the course for you?
The Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching) is designed to give you the practical skills, scientific knowledge, and in-depth understanding you’ll need for a successful and rewarding career in the sport and physical activity sector. This course can increase your professional accreditation for progressing directly to employment, or can provide the perfect platform for advancement on to further training, Higher Education, and BSc (Hons) study.
With our state-of-the-art sports facilities and gym (free to use for our learners), fully-qualified sports instructors, expert tutors, and our highly-successful sports teams, we have the perfect environment for you to learn about this industry. We even have a dedicated fitness company working right here in the college, who can provide experience and mentorship for your future career. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience working with the likes of Sky Sports and Paralympians, and enjoy visits to sporting venues such as the Emirates Stadium.
What modules will you do?
You will study three mandatory units, and select six optional units in areas such as:
Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
Preparing for a Career in Sport and Physical Activity
- Sports Coaching
Practical Individual Sports
Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
The Athlete’s Lifestyle
Leadership in Sport
Organising Sports Events
- Personal and Professional Development
What do you need to apply?
5 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade C or 4 or above or Equivalent Level 2 vocational qualification at merit/pass or above.
How will you be assessed?
The Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching) carries the following UCAS points:
- Pass: 24
You will be graded via an internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence, which you will create in a variety of ways, including practical tasks, assignments and coursework.
Innovative assessment methods can include video production, audio commentary, report writing, leaflet and brochure creation, web page development, professional discussion, practical and physical assignments, and interactive presentations.
Where can this course take you?
This course could lead directly to employment in the sport, health, and fitness industries, especially in coaching-based roles; or can provide the opportunity for further study and training, including a number of National Governing Body (NGB) Coaching qualifications.
After successfully passing the Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching), you may wish to consider gaining further qualifications, and ultimately progressing to one of the following undergraduate degrees available at London South Bank University (additional qualifications may be required):
Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)
- Sports Coaching and Analysis BSc (Hons)