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Sport (Coaching) Level 2 at Sheffield College

Course description

Is this course for me?

The course is aimed at students looking to pursue a career within the area of sports coaching, development or teaching. This course will ideally support progression on to a sport coaching traineeship, an apprenticeship or higher level study.

What will I learn?

You will study a range of units aimed at development your skills and experience within the sports coaching industry such as:

  • The sport and active leisure industry
  • Training and fitness
  • Practical sport
  • Body systems and functions
  • Leading sports activities
  • Injury and the sports performer
  • Running a sports event

You will also have the opportunity to complete industry recognised qualifications (e.g. Sports Leaders Award and First Aid).

What else will I gain?

A brief outline of other opportunities e.g. work experience  

Throughout this practically based course you will take part in several trips and visits aimed at increasing your understanding of the range of job roles and opportunities within the sport and active leisure industry. In addition, you will complete a residential experience and community action project as part of a National Citizenship programme. This will help you to gain a range of skills and experiences that will support your career progression.

Why study this course at The Sheffield College?  

Our excellent sports facilities consist of a fully equipped Health & Fitness Centre, Multi-court Sports Hall and Outdoor 3G pitches. You will learn from highly qualified, expert staff with a range of academic and industry specific backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong connections to the city's amateur and professional sports clubs and sporting organisations. There are also opportunities to take part in a range of sports both recreationally and competitively.

Entry requirements

 3 GCSE at grade 3/ D (or acceptable alternatives) including a minimum grade 3 in English language.


Level 2 Sport courses are assessed mostly by course work and practical assessments however there will also be some exams.


Financial information


At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

On successful completion of your course you can progress onto a sport traineeship, a sports apprenticeship (e.g. Primary School Sports Coach) or higher level study. Other opportunities include junior/support roles within the sports coaching industry such as an assistant sports coach. 

Further information

Course costs are reviewed on an annual basis and are confirmed at the July transition event. Currently this fee is set at £100 and covers all associated costs such as a contribution towards planned trips/visits and residential programme. You will also receive a course t-shirt. You can arrange for payment in instalments or alternatively you can apply for financial support towards these costs via the colleges Learner Support Fund.   

Successful applicants will need to make sure you have sports clothing and footwear appropriate for taking part in practical sessions. You will be required to wear your course t-shirt when representing the college at internal/external events.

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm

Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm

Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm

Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm

  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: HFFSP1