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Course Overview

This course contains an exciting range of units that focus on the practical delivery of sport.

This two-year course provides the equivalent of 2 A Levels (Diploma) or 3 A Levels (Extended Diploma). The course includes a mixture of practical sessions and theory lessons.

Taking the BTEC Sports Coaching and Development course is suitable for progression to university but also provides the vocational skills and experience to enter employment. This course specifically looks at developing sports skills in areas such as: Coaching, sports development and careers in the sports industry. You will be actively involved in sport and given the chance to experience a wide range of sporting activities in state-of-the-art facilities.

Qualifications Available

  • BTEC Diploma (equivalent to 2 A-Levels)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels)

Course Topics

  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Applying Coaching Skills
  • Sports Development
  • Careers in Sport
  • Practical Sport Application

Course Features

  • 100% coursework assessment with a heavy emphasis on practical performance and coaching skills.
  • Specialist teachers providing expertise and a range of external opportunities to work with schools, clubs and organisations to develop vocational skills.
  • Many opportunities to participate in additional coaching and leadership qualifications to support progression in the Sports industry.


100% coursework

Where Courses Become Careers

Studying this course could lead to Higher Education or directly into employment. Many of our students have progressed onto the following progression routes.

University options include:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Studies
  • Sports Development
  • Strength & Conditioning

Career Pathways include:

  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Fitness Instructor

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

You will develop communication skills in a range of theoretical and practical settings. There will be regular emphasis on problem solving as well as challenging you to develop your resilience and independence.

The course covers a wide range of unit topics and can lead to exciting and rewarding careers in the sports industry.

You will undertake a work experience placement on the course to develop your independence of thought and employability skills. Achieving high grades on this course can get you places at top sports universities such as Loughborough, Birmingham and Bath. There are regular visits from professionals and employers who are actively working in the sports industry.

You will be encouraged to develop your communication skills through leadership and officiation; through this you will gain leadership and coaching qualifications.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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