York College

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Sports coaches, instructors and officials

Up to £15,000

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Sports and leisure assistants

Up to £17,000

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Bus and coach drivers

Up to £15,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One and two year courses.

What will I study?

The Level 3 Foundation Diploma is made up of a range of units, which include:

  • Careers in Sport & Active Leisure
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Sports Development
  • Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity

In addition to their main programme, students will be offered the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications such as FA Level 1 Football and Sports Leaders UK Level 2.

What could it lead to?

The course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to progress into the sports coaching and development industry or on to higher education courses relating to sport studies, sports coaching, sports management, sports development and PE teaching; although there have also been examples of students progressing on to non-traditional options including business.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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