Level 3 National Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

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[L3] Sports Coaching and Development

Start Date: 

September 2023




For 16-18 year olds.

UCAS Points:

Up to 84 UCAS points available, dependant on grade achieved.

Course Overview:

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development is intended for post-16 learners wanting to progress to employment, including self-employment, in sports coaching and roles such as sport development officer.

The National Foundation Diploma is a one-year, full-time course. Learners can gain UCAS points as below but will usually need to complete the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (1 additional year) to be able to progress to university: P – 24, M – 48, D – 72, D* – 84

You will study:

• Careers in the sport and active leisure industry

• Health, wellbeing and sport

• Developing coaching skills

• Sport development

• Self-employment in sport and physical

English and Maths:

You will have access to our blended, innovative approach to the delivery of English and Maths to develop knowledge and skills crucial for success in future work.

Work Experience

Access to high quality internal and external work placement opportunities will support your application of new knowledge, as well as introducing you to potential employers for your future career.

Assessment Methods:

  • Written reports
  • Practical assessments
  • Planning and Leading Sports Activities
  • Presentation
  • Posters / Leaflets
  • Online Assessments

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths (this will not prevent entry to the programme where learners demonstrate appropriate behaviours and attitudes towards their English and Maths development), or a relevant Level 2 qualification, such as a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport, plus an ability to operate at Level 2 in either English or Maths