Accessibility links

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

Course description

An industry-recognised qualification that employers in schools, clubs and leisure facilities are looking for.

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

Course content

  • Level 2 1st4Sport Certificate in Supporting Learning in PE and School
  • Level 3 1st4Sport Award in the Principles of Coaching
  • Sports Leaders UK: Community
  • Sports Leaders Award

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English and Maths,
  • or
  • an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership, including Functional Skills/GCSE English and Maths at C/4 or Level 2
  • or
  • a BTEC/OCR Level 2 Diploma in Sport.
  • Mature students will be considered based on their previous qualifications and/or relevant work experience.

Future opportunities

You could progress on to:

  • a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
  • a BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Sport or Sport Science
  • employment in the leisure industry, at a primary school, or in a sport club
  • a Coaches in School Apprenticeship (subject to successful application)

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, come and visit us at one of ourOpen Days at Loughborough College or contact us at

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: 02 October 2018
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • Loughborough College was established in 1909, we are proud of our long standing reputation for providing excellent levels of high quality teaching and training across Leicestershire.
      With a fantastic range of courses, first class facilities and a fresh approach to modern teaching and training, why go anywhere else?
      Of the 11,000 students currently enrolled at Loughborough College, most will agree that studying with us means far more than just gaining a qualification.
      We offer a different kind of learning environment where you'll be treated as an adult and our relaxed and welcoming campus means that you’ll fit straight in to the College way of life.
      We have lots of different courses from A Levels to vocational programmes, Apprenticeships and Degrees and you will have the opportunity to gain practical industry related skills while you study.