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Coaching Development Centre at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for budding coaches who would like to develop their coaching and teaching skills through volunteering opportunities while studying on a full time sports qualification.

Course content

This course will cover a range of areas involved with sports coaching including:

  • Work experience in sport
  • Sports coaching leadership
  • Fitness testing
  • Instructing physical activity
  • Rules, regulations and officiating

As part of the course you will also undertake a variety of coaching related courses including a Level 1 coaching badge, the Community Sports Leaders Award and a coaching award in a disability sport.


Entry requirements

You will need to have four GCSEs at a grade C or above including Maths and English.


This course is taught through a mixture of theory and practical lessons in our brand new Sports Academy at Bede Campus by Sports Leadership Academy accredited coaches.

You will also be provided with a coaching mentor who will provide help on accessing additional funding for extra courses and development opportunities.

The Coaching Development Centre also includes work experience placements to enhance your CV.


Future opportunities

After successfully graduation from the Coaching Development Centre you could progress on to a higher education course at Sunderland College or university including Foundation Degrees in Sports Coaching or Exercise, Health and Fitness.

You could also move in to employment as a coach, sports co-ordinator, sport development officer or as an instructor in a gym or leisure centre.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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    • Bede Campus is located just outside Sunderland city centre on Durham Road.

      It provides an excellent learning environment for academic and vocational courses including new state of the art science labs and a dedicated learning resource centre with internet café, helping ensure the quality of our education is matched by our facilities.

      As the dedicated campus for our sports provision the Sports Academy building spans some 30,000 sq.ft and features a includes a multi-use sports hall, sports science performance lab, sports massage treatment areas, exercise studio and fully equipped gym with TechnoGym cardiovascular machines. The campus also features the multi million pound Goals Soccer Centrecomprising of 10 floodlit all weather synthetic pitches. These facilities are used extensively for lessons and are also available free of charge for any of our students.

      Spanning 50,000 square feet, the Visual and Performing Arts building features a theatre; film screening room; media/TV, drama, dance, art, and fashion and clothing studio; two industry standard recording studios; a music technology suite; photography studio; dark room and film processing facilities. Take a look at the Visual and Performing Arts tumblr pageto see some of our students and tutors work.

      Bede Campus also features three on-site cafe including the brand new refectory and a Starbucks in the new Visual and Performing Arts building for all students.