NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sports Coaching

NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sports Coaching

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NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sports Coaching

The Level 3 Diploma (720) in Sports Coaching is designed as part of a 2 year programme. This qualification will also support learners who want to progress into higher education, ultimately leading the learner into employment.

Duration 2 years (2x 1years)
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus See Below
Course code 74907-01
Fee £4,670

What you learn

To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma (720) in Sports Coaching, learners are required to successfully complete 3 mandatory units and 9 optional units. 

Qualification mandatory units:

Exercise, health and lifestyle

Preparing for a career in sport and physical activity


Pathway mandatory unit (6):

Sports coaching

Practical team sports

Fitness training and programming

Sports injuries

Work experience in sport

Practical individual sports

Coaching special populations

Technical and tactical skills in sport

Analysis of sports performance

Sports nutrition

Fitness testing for sport and exercise

The athlete’s lifestyle

Current issues in sport

Leadership in sport

Organising sports events


How you will be assessed

This NCFE qualification has a mixture of internal and external assessment, including exams.

The internally assessed units will be assessed across a range of assessment methods including leading coaching sessions, administering treatments, presentations, reports and video submission. The methods selected are designed to develop the range of skills needed for students to progress onto university.

Entry requirements

English or Maths at grade 4 or above, and three other grades at either C or above / 4 or above, depending on grading used. 

All applicants must have a genuine interest in working in sport, be prepared to participate in physical activities, work in a team, overcome personal challenges and have an enthusiastic approach to learning. Applicants must be willing to work flexibly in order to meet their work experience requirements.


What's next

The progression routes available to a learner will depend on the grade achieved and the UCAS points attached to the grade. 

Examples of further/higher education progression routes:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 PESS
  • NGB coaching awards
  • Apprenticeships in various sectors within sport and physical activity
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sports Development or Fitness
  • Foundation degree/Degree in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Foundation degree/Degree in PE
  • Foundation degree/Degree in Sports Coaching and Development
  • Foundation degree/Degree in Sport and Leisure


Campus Locations

Park Lane Campus

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite

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