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Level 3 Diploma: Coaching and Supporting School PE at Loughborough College

Course description

This programme is designed to provide the necessary vocational experience and qualifications for those looking to enter employment. You will get an insight into working in the sport and leisure industry through real work experience with a range of ages and abilities.

The course will provide you with the industry-recognised qualifications that employers, in schools, clubs, and leisure facilities, are looking for, as well as the employability skills that separate you from the competition.

Course content

The two main qualifications on this programme are the Level 2 1st4Sport Certificate in Supporting Learning in PE and School Sport and the Level 3 1st4Sport Award in the Principles of Coaching.

Alongside these, you will complete the Sports Leaders UK Community Sports Leaders Award, with the opportunity to achieve the Higher Sports Leaders Award, as well as a variety of coaching and officiating badges, including Activator Awards and an NGB Level 1 badge. You will also cover first aid, safeguarding, and child protection.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths,
  • or
  • an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership, including Functional Skills/GCSE English and Maths,
  • or
  • a BTEC/OCR Level 2 Diploma in Sport.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, visit us at an Open Day, email or call 01509 618375.

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: 10 October 2017
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