• Education
This two-year course is designed for students with a strong interest in sport or football development while gaining a valuable skill set within coaching, sports science and performance analysis.

Students who complete this course, alongside our coaching or sports science pathway will open opportunities to progress onto university, U.S scholarships, apprenticeships and future careers across a variety of coaching,  sport science, or teaching roles within the world of sport.

entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 ideally including English and Maths


Foundation Diploma in year one. Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development in year 2


Two years


100% coursework and assessments


University / U.S Scholarships / Employment

Year 1

In year 1 students will work across a variety of industry disciplines. These include: Careers in Sport, Sports Coaching, Sporting Performance and Analysis, Physical and Mental Health, and Sports Science.

Careers in sport and active leisure industry 20 %
Health, wellbeing and sport 20 %
Developing coaching skills 30 %
Sports development 10 %
Self-employment in sport and physical activity 10 %
Practical sports application 10 %

Each area of study will include key Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours involved within them, with learners given the opportunity to practice these throughout the week. Learners will experience a range of practical and classroom based lessons, with all assignments being assessed internally using various methods including written assignments, practical assignments, spoken assignments and project works.

Year 2

Your course will have a specific focus on key skill sets, knowledge and areas of effective application with the Sports Industry including sports psychology, anatomy and physiology, fitness testing, coaching and your chosen research project.

Sports Psychology 10 %
Anatomy and physiology in sport 10 %
Fitness testing 10 %
Technical and lactic skills in sport 10 %
Applied coaching skills 25 %
Research project in sport 35 %

The aim is to prepare and develop your ability across a multitude of integral subjects ready for progression onto university, U.S Scholarship, career start or alternative exit routes.

Linked with our Coaching or Sports Science pathways, this course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the Sports Industry, help create an attractive CV, and consolidate positive employability skills.