Introduction to Coaching in Sport: Level 1 Diploma

This course is the perfect first step on your way to becoming a professional athlete! You will exert yourself in the field of sports, coaching and the theories that underpin these.

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  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

Sporting industries need people with an adoration for fitness, teamwork and enthusiasm! Do you think you have what it takes to collaborate with people and expand your health and wellbeing?

With this course, you will have the opportunity to develop your sports and coaching abilities while learning about professional conduct and behaviours required to be a professional athlete. Simultaneously, you will work towards achieving GCSE maths and English.

All units are graded to encourage you to demonstrate your management of activities within first-hand settings during work experience.


This qualification consists of credits, so you will study four core units and six optional units.

To lay the foundation for your career or further study, your learning will consist of core units, including:

  • organisational skills
  • developing a personal progression plan
  • working with others
  • researching a topic

You will also have the chance to choose optional units in order to specialise, such as:

  • how exercise affects the body
  • playing sport
  • training for fitness
  • keeping active and healthy
  • running a sports event
  • coaching skills in sport

At the end of the qualification you will gain the BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport.

NCFE L2 in Sport

Applicants for a Level 1 programme will normally have:

  • a strong interest in their chosen programme of study
  • the commitment to work towards improving English and maths as part of the programme
  • the ability to discuss past experiences of education and future ambitions within a group

This programme is for young people interested in coaching in the future; you will independently find your own work experience opportunities that are meaningful and linked to the sport of your choice.

Why Bracknell and Wokingham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education 

  • 60+

    years of teaching experience

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