Is this course for me?
The course is aimed at students looking to pursue a career within the area of sports coaching, development or teaching. you will be able to follow pathways in either Coaching, Exercise and Fitness or Physical Activity and Health.
What will I learn?
You will study a range of units aimed at development your skills and experience within the sports coaching industry such as:
- The sport and active leisure industry
- Training and fitness
- Practical sport
- Body systems and functions
- Leading sports activities
- Injury and the sports performer
- Running a sports event
You will also have the opportunity to complete industry recognised qualifications (e.g. Sports Leaders Award and First Aid).
What else will I gain?
A brief outline of other opportunities e.g. work experience
Throughout this practically based course you will take part in several trips and visits aimed at increasing your understanding of the range of job roles and opportunities within the sport and active leisure industry. In addition, you will complete a residential experience and community action project as part of a National Citizenship programme. This will help you to gain a range of skills and experiences that will support your career progression.
Why study this course at The Sheffield College?
Our excellent sports facilities consist of a fully equipped Health & Fitness Centre, Multi-court Sports Hall and Outdoor 3G pitches. You will learn from highly qualified, expert staff with a range of academic and industry specific backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong connections to the city's amateur and professional sports clubs and sporting organisations. There are also opportunities to take part in a range of sports both recreationally and competitively.
4 GCSE at grade 3 (or acceptable alternatives) including a minimum grade 3 in English language.
Where can it lead?
On successful completion of your course you can progress onto a sport traineeship, a sports apprenticeship (e.g. Primary School Sports Coach) or higher level study. Other opportunities include junior/support roles within the sports coaching industry such as an assistant sports coach.