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Leadership and Coaching City and Guilds Level 2 at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This course offers an insight into the football coaching process, related issues in sports science, planning, conducting and evaluating coaching sessions. There is a strong emphasis on practical work, with a supplementary modular theory approach.

Course content

Over the course of the programme you will gain qualifications in:• 1st4Sport Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football that covers areas such as player and coach development, football club administration, respect, equality and diversity, laws of the game and two practically assessed tasks• Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership• Level 1 CYQ in Fitness and Physical Activity• Level 2 in the Principles of Coaching Sport that covers the role of a sports coach, coaching and learning styles, nutrition and hydration and a practical coaching assessment• Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership that covers all aspects involved in preparing for and delivering a practical session that include preparation for a session, health and safety within a session, setting up and taking down of activity equipment and delivery of a sessionOn completion of the above courses there may also be an opportunity to take an FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football depending upon attendance and achievement.

Entry requirements

An interest in sports and football coaching. Experience in coaching organised groups related to schools, clubs, or football in community schemes. Four GCSE Grade D or above.


You will be continually assessed throughout the course. You will also be required to build a portfolio of evidence for assessment.

Financial information

Football Kit.

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

After successful completion, work related opportunities in the football coaching field might be sought through football clubs within their academies or working within local organisations that provide sports relief to the local area. Or you could continue to study sports courses at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College via a Level 2 or Level 3 course.

Further information

One year, full time course.

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: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: S0325
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