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Activity Leadership Level 2 NVQ Certificate at Redbridge College

Course description

Are you interested in starting a career in sports coaching? This practical course will introduce basic coaching principles delivered using a number of sports, including football or basketball to prepare you for work in schools and beyond. You will have the opportunity to work in a local primary school and grassroots clubs.

Course content

Though your course will focus on one of the key sport areas including football, basketball, netball, volleyball and multi-skills, the coaching skills you develop are transferable across a range of other sports. Units you will study include:

  • Planning and preparing a series of coaching sessions
  • Maintaining an environment in which participants can improve their performance
  • Coaching participants to improve their performance
  • Evaluating coaching sessions and developing your personal coaching practice
  • Dealing with accidents and emergencies
  • Supporting the protection of children

Functional Skills: 16-18: You will also study English, maths and ICT to support your main course 19+: You may study one of the functional skills if appropriate

Entry requirements

You will need to have three GCSEs at Grade D or above including English and maths, or an equivalent Level 1 qualification. You will also need to have a keen interest in sports coaching and leadership and be able to provide a school reference detailing your ability to be a good role model and sports leader. You will also be required to complete a CRB check in order to undertake work experience in local primary schools.


You'll be taught by our highly skilled team of Sports lecturers, through a mixture of practical sessions and theory work. Assessment will take place through a combination of practical observations and oral/written assessments. You will also compile a portfolio of evidence.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you will be able to embark on a career in the sports and recreation industry in a coaching capacity. You will also get the chance to progress with a higher level sports qualification at Redbridge College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Redbridge College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2016
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