Sport (Coaching Pathway) Level 2

NCFE Certificate

If you’re passionate about working in sports coaching and playing sport, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the industry.

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Level 2

Attendance - Full-time
Duration - 1 year
Start date -
Where - Huddersfield Centre

Course Overview

This course is an excellent stepping stone to working within the sports coaching industry. The course has been designed to help you understand the skills and knowledge to excel within the industry. You will be encouraged to participate in a wide variety of sport, sports coaching and fitness-based activities.
Alongside developing your knowledge in the classroom, you will also have opportunities to work with others. This includes planning, delivering and evaluating sporting activity sessions and events. You will also undertake voluntary work in the industry.
During this course, you will begin to gain an understanding of all aspects of sports coaching. You will be taught via both theory and practical lessons the basics of the human anatomy and physiology, practical team sport, alongside learning about the development and implementation of coaching specific sports.
We encourage our students to further their own development by accessing and undertaking extra qualifications in coaching, leadership and first aid. Alongside your course, you can combine learning and playing by joining one of our sports academies for football and rugby league in partnership with Huddersfield Giants.
This course is an excellent stepping stone to working within the sports coaching industry. The course has been designed to help you understand the skills and knowledge to excel within the industry. You will be encouraged to participate in a wide variety of sport, sports coaching and fitness-based activities.
During this course, you will begin to gain an understanding of all aspects of sports coaching. You will be taught via both theory and practical lessons the basics of the human anatomy and physiology, practical team sport, alongside learning about the development and implementation of coaching specific sports.
Alongside developing your knowledge in the classroom, you will also have opportunities to work with others. This includes planning, delivering and evaluating sporting activity sessions and events. You will also undertake voluntary work in the industry.
We encourage our students to further their own development by accessing and undertaking extra qualifications in coaching, leadership and first aid. Alongside your course, you can combine learning and playing by joining one of our sports academies for football and rugby league in partnership with Huddersfield Giants.

Core Skills Gained:

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English at 3 or above and maths at 2 or above and 2 other GCSEs at 3 or above including PE or a sports background.
Level 3 NCFE Introductory Certificate in Sport (Sports Coaching)
A sports qualification allows students to progress into a range of careers including sports coach, sports development officer, sport activator, teacher or leisure centre staff.

You will be assessed through discussions, group presentations, written assessments, practical demonstrations, fitness tests, group activities and observations.

Students will be required to have a Kirklees College sports kit to participate on this course. This can be purchased from gbkits.co.uk
If you are worried about the cost of this kit then students can apply for support via the student bursary scheme.
All students are able to attend a Sports Academy while on this course. Information about trials will be shared with all applicants, you can also vist our Sports Academy pages on the college website.

Why work in the Sports, Leisure & Recreation Industry?

Employment in Sport, Leisure and Recreation roles are up 6.4% since 2018

Wide range of jobs in the Sports, Leisure & Recreation Industry

Excellent choice of employers in the Sports, Leisure & Recreation Industry

Leisure and Sports Managers

£17,804

Sports Players

£15,539

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

£15,889

Fitness Instructors

£14,328

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Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

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We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

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