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Coaching & Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport - Level 3 Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

This 1st4sport course has been developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education and with the support of Compass. It is a competence-based qualification that confirms occupational competency for those operating in a school sport setting and provides an introduction to further opportunities to work within physical education and school sport. It will provide you with the opportunity to coach in Primary Schools. 

Course content

The course is made up of 12 Units. The units include: Communication skills, Schools as Organisations, Understanding Child Development, Planning and Leading School Sport. Learners must achieve a total of 54 credits units to achieve the Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF); which must be achieved through completion of all 8 mandatory units. If you are aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme consisting of your main qualification, English and maths, enterprise and enrichment. 

Practical elements on the Astro and Sports Hall supported with theory based in the classroom. When the students are ready they will then be coaching in schools, supported by the staff. It is expected that the students are coaching a sport outside of College, this can range from local Netball team to an under 10 Football team. Some units will be home study and also group work. 

Entry requirements

A level 2 coaching qualification is required. Coaching experience will assist you on the course.


Assessment is all portfolio based, including practical observations of sport sessions.

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

This is perfect for those who already work, or aspire to work in a PE and school sport setting. It gives an understanding of the national curriculum and the environment in which they will be operating eg. TA, Sport Dev Officer, Coach or Leader.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle