Sport: Sports Coaching and Performance Pathway, Extended Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies. This ensures that the content is appropriate and consistent with current industry practice to enable learners to enter employment directly in a sports coaching and performance roles. Higher education institutions have also been consulted to ensure that the qualification allows appropriate progression for those aspiring to higher-level study.
This is a career focused qualification with industry endorsement and accreditation. It enables you to develop underpinning knowledge, technical skills and to gain experience within the coaching performance industry. It is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA) who have confirmed that the qualification is fully mapped to its professional standards of ‘multi-skills sports coach’ and ‘safeguarding and protecting children’.
This is a ‘licence to practice’ programme and as such you will work towards qualifying as a multi-skills sports coach, alongside wider roles, such as sports analyst, strength and conditioning coach and sports psychologist.
Year 1 option available for 18+ learners who are looking to pursue a career within the sports sector. The 1-year qualification will work towards you qualifying as a ‘CIMSPA’ recognised Assistant Sports Coach and allow you to progress onto Higher-Education.
How will I be assessed?
This qualification is assessed by exams, coursework, presentations and practical activities.
What could I do after this course?
This programme will enable you to progress onto a degree in Sport Studies or Sport Studies (Football) at University Centre Weston. Additionally, you can progress to university to study sports coaching and performance related fields, or gain employment in a variety of areas, including youth work, sports coaching, sports analysis and sports psychology.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English or maths.
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What our students say
Cassidy Escott, Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3
"Weston college had provided me with countless opportunities within my studies and playing which has allowed me to go onto one of the best sporting universities in the UK and the world. I felt That throughout my time at the college I was heavily supported and guided so I could persuade my aspirations. I chose to study sport and exercise science as it allowed me to have a broader insight into the sports industry helping to make the decision of university becoming easier. During my time at the college, I was lucky enough to get a once-in-a-lifetime work placement with Bristol bears ladies in sports analysis where I helped to film and code both training and games."
Former school: Hans Price Academy
Studied: Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science L3
What next? Cassidy is progressing to Loughborough University to complete a degree in Sport Science, Coaching and Physical Education.