Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching)

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Cheadle College


Cheadle Campus

Further Details


College 16-18

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Course Duration




Course Overview

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport is a one-year course that is equivalent to 4 GCSEs and is aimed at learners who wish to progress into a career in sports coaching at the conclusion of their studies or continue their studies at level 3.

It is 100% internally assessed through seven coursework and practically based units which aim to provide learners with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas within sports coaching through an understanding of the coaching and practical skills that will help them to progress into employment in the sports coaching and leisure sectors.

Each unit is split into several assignments which aim to assess your understanding of a variety of criteria, and are graded as pass, merit, or distinction. After completing each unit, each grade is added to a total which will give you your final grade profile.

The mandatory content allows learners to develop their technical skills, supported by underpinning knowledge such as anatomy and physiology and gives learners the opportunity to relate the skills and knowledge to the sports coaching industry. This prepares learners to work independently as coaches and gives them the skills and expertise to coach at all levels of sports ability for both children and adults.

Learners will also study a range of optional units which will allow learners to increase their breadth of understanding of working in the coaching industry. For example, how to deal with sports injuries, sport psychology and performance analysis and also fitness testing to assess the fitness of participants, and technical and tactical skills to develop participants’ key techniques and skills.

4 Grade 3 GCSE’s and above including English and Maths.
Involvement in sport outside of education would be of benefit.

• Leadership.
• Team working Skills.
• Communication.
• IT skills.
• Employability Skills.
• Practical (Technical and Tactical Development)
• Organisational Skills (Planning and Reflection)
• Employment opportunities.

• Participating in Sport
• Sports Coaching
• Developing Sporting Skills and Tactical Awareness
• Physical Fitness and Injuries in Sport
• Performance Analysis for Sport
• Psychology for Sports Performance
• Planning and Running a Sports Event
• Understanding Business in Sport
• Lifestyle and the Sports Performer
• Sports Volunteering

This course acts as a gateway to further study at level 3.

It will give learners the introductory skills to either start a career in sport coaching or progress within employment in the sport and leisure sector, e.g. sports clubs, holiday clubs, hotels and leisure centres.

Written assignments
Practical coaching assessments
Verbal questioning

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners – please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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