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Level 2 NCFE Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching)

Full Time

Course Overview

This one-year course will bring together the development of your interpersonal skills alongside essential team-working in this high energy industry. You will fine-tune these qualities, through the range of sports coaching opportunities provided for students. This may be as part of planning and running a sports event or through work experience. You will also study the structure and function of the body during exercise in great depth as well as performance analysis for sport, sport coaching, psychology, lifestyle and the development of sporting skills and tactical awareness.

Course Content

To be successful in this industry, it is important to have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate with a range of other people and to demonstrate effective team working skills. These qualities will all be enhanced through the range of sports coaching opportunities provided for students. This may be as part of planning and running a sports activity or through work experience. Students will also have the opportunity to analysis their own sports performance using bespoke analysis software that is used in elite sport. Those students wishing to pursue a career in fitness will have the opportunity to develop knowledge or training methods using the on site gym.

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Participating in competitive sport
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Analysis
  • Sports Psychology
  • Developing personal fitness


Entry Requirement

You will need four GCSEs at grade D/3 (preferably to include English, maths and a science) or successful completion of our Future Pathways course.


The course is continuously assessed by assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local businesses wherever possible.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into an Extended Diploma course; students should aim for a merit or distinction grade to ensure progression.

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Course Outline

Course Code: JF68
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 09/09/2019
Duration: 1 Year
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