Course content

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 will give you the theory and employability skills necessary to go out into the world of work, or progress onto Level 3.

During the course you will learn about: 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; Planning, delivering and evaluating sports sessions; and Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise.

Work experience is a mandatory part of your Sports Coaching qualification. In terms 2 and 3 you will be placed in one of the 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.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You will be required to undertake a skills assessment prior to an offer being made.



After completing your course you may choose to progress on to another of our courses, or you may decide to study with other local providers to develop your skills in your chosen area of interest. You could also consider a traineeship or apprenticeship.


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