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Bradford College


Qualification Gained
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Sport (Sports Coaching)
Study Level
Level 2
Course Type
School Leavers
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Trinity Green Building


This NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Sports Coaching will provide a great introduction to the sport vocation and also the introductory skills to start a career in sport coaching / employment in the sport sector. This qualification can also prepare learners for progression to further and higher education programmes.


  Key Info

During this program of study, you will participate in and learn to deliver coaching sessions, develop individual skills and tactical awareness and understand the importance of participating in sport and physical activity. Additionally, you will look in to the structure and function of the human body and the systems within it and how they respond to exercise.

Learning is delivered through both theory and practical based sessions. Further learning will be carried out on work experience, from visiting guest speakers and on day visits and residential opportunities.

You will also be expected to take responsibility for independent study outside of your timetable, as directed by your tutors, using our Virtual Learning Environment platforms.

Benefits of studying with us:

  • You will have the opportunity to access free health and fitness development facilities at Bradford College.
  • Our lecturers all bring a wealth of experience,from a range of sporting and relevant industrial backgrounds.
  • Well established links with local, national and international providers allow for valuable experiences to be gained throughout the course.
  • Progress coaches and intervention officers support your journey to success through your programme of study.

Unit 1 – Participation in Sport

Unit 2 – Developing Skills and Tactical Awareness

Unit 3 – Sports Coaching

Unit 4 – Anatomy and Physiology


Entry to this course preferably requires GCSE English and GCSE Maths at a grade 3.

  • Previous studies in Sport or PE related subjects would also be beneficial.A genuine interest and passion for studying and participating in Sport and Physical activity.
  • A learners educational and employment background will always be considered on an individual basis when looking at suitability for entry to any of our programmes.

All 4 units on the course are internally assessed and externally quality assured.

Some ways in which you can be assessed on the programme include:

  • Written assignments including reports, leaflets and posters
  • Practical activities and demonstrations.
  • Individual and Group Presentations

As part of your Programme of Study it is expected you will cover up to 30 hours work experience on the course.
This will include specific placement in sport related roles. Our work placement officers will discuss your preferences with you and try to arrange suitable opportunities for you.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to:

  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Sports and Physical Activity (Sports and Exercise Science Pathway) (dependent upon GCSE English and Maths grades) where the focus and goal will be further development of knowledge and skills and achieving UCAS points to access Higher Education should you wish to progress beyond this.
  • Employment within the Sports Industry.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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This course is delivered in partnership with
Action For Sport
Bradford Bulls