BTEC Level 3 National in Sports Coaching and Development

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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code TRC7
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course provides you with an exciting introduction into the world of sports coaching. 


The course will develop your knowledge on planning and delivering a variety of sports coaching sessions. You will deliver a number of fitness tests on clients to identify areas that need to improve which will have a huge positive impact on their overall sport performance. If clients suffer sports injuries or aches and pains, you will be able to put your new knowledge and skills to the test by carrying out sports massage sessions with individuals. To ensure energy levels are high during competitive games you will be able to advice and support individuals on the correct nutritional intake. This course is highly practical in nature and is an excellent start to a career in sport!  

Year 1

Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry

Health, Wellbeing and Sport

Developing Coaching Skills

Sport Development

Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity

Practical Sports Application

Year 2

Applied Coaching Skills

Research Project in Sport (Pearson-set)

Sports Psychology

Functional Sports Massage

Fitness Testing

Nutrition for physical Performance 

How will it be delivered?

The majority of units are assessed through portfolio assignments, which are set and marked by your teachers.

The course is highly practical so you will be expected to perform, coach & officiate in a variety of sports as well as participate in a number of fitness sessions.

Entry requirements

General Level 3 criteria. 

Your next steps...

Having successfully completed the course learners will then have an opportunity, through college support and guidance, to progress into:

  • University – e.g. Sports Coaching / Physical Education / Teaching
  • Apprenticeship scheme as a personal trainer
  • Armed Forces
  • Police Force
  • Fire Service
  • NHS
  • Engineering