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Sport (Coaching) Diploma Level 2

Subject Area
Sport & Uniformed Service
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
1 year
Level 2

Within this qualification you will develop interpersonal skills to communicate with a range of other people and demonstrate effective leadership and coaching skills. You need a strong interest in sport, and through a variety of theory and practical units will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of sports performance and coaching and how fitness, health and the human body help to contribute to sporting success.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 subjects at grade 3 ideally including English and Maths.

What will I study?

Within the qualification you will develop interpersonal skills to communicate with a range of other people and to demonstrate effective team working skills. These qualities will all be enhanced through a range of sports coaching opportunities as part of planning and running a sports event and practical participation in team and individual sports. The structure and function of the body during exercise will also be studied.

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Participation in Sport
  • Developing Sporting Skills and Tactical Awareness
  • Sports Coaching
  • Plan, Deliver and Evaluate a Sports Session
  • Health, Exercise and Nutrition
  • Introduction for Fitness and Training

You can re-sit GCSE Maths and/or English alongside this course.

Additional costs
All students are expected to purchase a practical kit. There is also a course contribution cost to support the trips and visits organised across the year to enhance students' learning. For further information please speak to our tutors at open events and guidance discussions.

Method of delivery

The course includes a mix of theory and practical units and you will be studying in the Athletic Suite, Sports Hall, and 3G pitch, as well as in classrooms and computer rooms.

How will I be assessed?

You will evidence your skills, knowledge and understanding through an evidence-based portfolio. Evidence will consist of worksheets, posters, assignments, observation, witness testimonies and case studies.

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

You may progress on to a Level 3 qualification in Sport, Sport and Exercise Science or Uniformed Protective Services. If you’re interested in the fitness element of this qualification you may decide to pursue the Level 2 Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Personal Training pathways. You may also take up employment in the sports industry.


“I chose York College because the sport facilities are outstanding and the course is really practical and not as exam-based as other types of courses. My tutors are very supportive and are always willing to help. Coming to York College has also given me the chance to meet lots of new people.”

Sport (Sports Coaching) Diploma Level 2
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