The education will be provided by Loughborough College, one of the leading Sports Colleges in the UK. The educational offer will comprise of the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching & Development. At the end of two years, students will have a qualification which is the equivalent to three “A” levels.
The course consists of 13 units which explore a variety of different areas, including:
- Health, Wellbeing and Sport
- Sports Development
- Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
- Developing Coaching Skills
- Careers in Sport & Active Leisure Industry
- Sports Psychology
- Sporting Injuries
- Fitness Training
The course is delivered in a vocational manner, with assessments ranging from written reports, portfolios, and posters to verbal assessments, presentations, and practical observations. There are no examinations for this course.
If you are an athlete, competing at national level you will also have the opportunity to study a Certificate in Sporting Excellence. This will help you to improve your own sporting performance.