• Understand child and young person development
• Support assessment for learning
• Plan, deliver and review a physical education and school sport programme
• Organise and lead a sports event or competition
• Support gifted and talented learners
• Facilitate community-based sport and physical activity
You will develop a wide range of skills that will benefit you in a career in sport coaching.
These will include:
- Working with special populations.
A wide range of assessment methods will be used including:
- Written reports
- Video evidence
- Blog and Diary Entries
- Practical Demonstrations
The course runs at out Park Lane Campus.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English or equivalent (L2 Functional Skills), a Higher Diploma (which is equivalent to 7 GCSEs at Grades A* - C), NVQ2 or Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade with Maths and English at minimum grade C or equivalent (Level 2 in Functional Skills). Some courses may require the achievement of specific qualifications/grades.
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 with their placement in order to achieve their work experience hours.
To work with children (under 18) or vulnerable adults students you will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application. The college will organise this for you, but you will have to pay. The estimated cost of the check is £44. Full details regarding payment and documents required will be provided prior to enrolment.
There is the opportunity to be involved in the Colleges Sports Academies and there will be a number of residential trips taking place throughout the year.
Students who complete this course can apply directly for a job as sports coach with a School, Local Authority or National Governing Body. They can also go onto further training to qualify as a Teaching Assistant or Higher Teaching Assistant.