Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

Start Date

Wed Sep 09 2020

Day / Time

Weekdays

Duration

Up to 2 years

Campus

Academy for Sport

Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

Do you have a passion for sport and want to build a career around the wide range of sport-based roles on offer in sports performance, participation health and fitness? If the answer is yes, then this could be the course for you.

This course is right for you if you want to take your sports knowledge, skills and ability to the next level. This two year programme will cover a wide range of sport related topics to prepare you for the next steps in your career whether this is a job, an apprenticeship or a university programme in sport.

You can chose from two different pathways and could study two different pathways with the following units in your first academic year:

Year one: Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

Pathway one – University pathway

  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry – 90 GLH
  • Health, wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching skills
  • Sports development
  • Self employment in sport and physical activity
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport

Pathway one – Vocational pathway

  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching skills
  • Sports development
  • Self employment in sport and physical activity
  • Organising Events in Sport and Physical Activities

Year two: Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

You will study the following units in your second academic year:

  • Applied Coaching skills
  • Research Project in Sport
  • Sporting injuries
  • Functional sports massage
  • Fitness testing
  • Fitness training

All students also take part in Personal and Social development lessons with topics ranging from job applications to personal finance.

Please note students who have not achieved a Grade 4 in Maths will study this during training time.

What about after the course?
Future
Careers:
  • Leisure and Sports Managers
  • Sports Players
  • Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
  • Fitness Instructors
What
you could
earn:
Potential
£45,094
Entry level
£15,059
Average
£23,494

Academy for Sport