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NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching)

Carshalton College, In Sutton
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Course description

NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching):

The Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching) is a course designed to have a balance of college and work experience in local Leisure Facilities. This blend will give the learner the theory and employability skills necessary to go out into the world of work or progress onto Level 3.

Course content:

Some of the units you will be studying are:

Fitness for Sport and Exercise
Participating in Sport
Developing Sporting Skills and Tactical Awareness
Planning and Running a Sports Event
Work Experience in the Sports Industry
Plan, deliver and evaluate sports sessions
Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

Work Experience

Work experience is a mandatory part of your Sports Coaching qualification. In terms 2 and 3 you will be you will be placed in one of the following local Leisure Centres to work as a member of their staff on a shift pattern. You will also have the opportunity to take the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.


You will be assessed in a variety of ways, these could include:

Practical examination
Professional discussion

Assignments will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction, a final grade will be awarded at the end of the course.


After the course you could go out to employment in a recreational facility or study further Level 3 courses at Carshalton College, such as:

L3 Extended Diploma (Sports Coaching)
L3 Extended Diploma (Sports Science )
CYQ Level 2 Gym and L3 Certificate in Personal Training.
The Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (L3).

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Suitability - Who should attend?

A minimum of three GCSEs at grade D (3) (to include English and PE/maths desirable) or you will have successfully completed a relevant Level 1 programme including English Functional Skills Level 1. A positive reference from school, an employer or a tutor (if progressing or from another college) with punctuality and attendance for the course is also required.You may also be asked to demonstrate your commitment and skills in an interview.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

First Certificate/Diploma


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