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The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development is intended for post- 16 learners wanting to progress directly to employment, including self-employment, in sports coaching and development roles.
It is also suitable for those wishing to progress to higher education, where learners would have the added advantage of using this qualification to obtain part-time employment while studying.
The qualification is mapped to the CIMSPA ‘Coach’ and ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ professional standards. CIMSPA endorsement allows learners to apply for CIMSPA membership, after successfully completing this programme, and is therefore recognised by employers as being suitable for entry to employment in the role of a multi-skills sports coach in the sport development sector.
- 5 GCSE’s (A – C or equiv grade 4 and above)
- Successful interview
- Strong interest in sport
- Willingness to learn
- Written Reports
- Practical Assessments
- Posters / Leaflets
- Online Assessments
Topics Covered in Year One
- Careers in the sport and active leisure industry
- Health, wellbeing and sport
- Developing coaching skills
- Sport Development
- Self Employment in sport and physical activity
- Fitness Testing
Topics Covered in Year Two
- Applied coaching skills
- Research project in sport
- Rules, Regulations and Officiating in sport
- Influence of technology in sport and physical activity
- Organising sports events
- Technical and tactical skills in sport
Possible job roles include community coach, sport specific school coach, sport-specific after-school coach and weekend multi-sports holiday coach. Learners will also have the skills and expertise to work with beginners up to high-level performers. Students will be able to work in the role of club sports coach, progressing to working with elite performers and in sport-development programmes in many capacities.