The course is aimed at students looking to pursue a career within the area of sports coaching, development or teaching. This course will ideally support progression on to a sport coaching traineeship, an apprenticeship or higher level study.
Key Areas of Study
4 GCSE grade A* - D (or acceptable alternatives) including English Language.
On successful completion of your course you can progress onto a sport traineeship, a sports apprenticeship (e.g. Primary School Sports Coach) or higher level study. Other opportunities include junior/support roles within the sports coaching industry such as an assistant sports coach.
What else will I gain?
Throughout this practically based course you will take part in several trips and visits aimed at increasing your understanding of the range of job roles and opportunities within the sport and active leisure industry. In addition, you will complete a residential experience and community action project as part of a National Citizenship programme. This will help you to gain a range of skills and experiences that will support your career progression.
Course costs are reviewed on an annual basis and are confirmed at the July transition event. Currently this fee is set at £100 and covers all associated costs such as a contribution towards planned trips/visits and residential programme. You will also receive a course t-shirt. You can arrange for payment in instalments or alternatively you can apply for financial support towards these costs via the colleges Learner Support Fund.
Successful applicants will need to make sure you have sports clothing and footwear appropriate for taking part in practical sessions. You will be required to wear your course t-shirt when representing the college at internal/external events.