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Sports Coaching Level 2 Diploma

Programme Type: Full-time Course
Availability: Isle of Wight only
Sport & Fitness Apprentice

Is it for me?

If you enjoy, or are interested in delivering sports coaching sessions and want to lead and support either individuals, groups or teams, then this course will be perfect for you! As part of the course, you will benefit from a blended learning environment, maximising learning opportunities between the classroom and sports pitch.

Essential Information

Riverbank Campus in Newport
Start Date
Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
One academic year: Sept–July
Qualifications Achievable
  • NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching)

  • GCSE or Functional Skills Maths and/or English (if required)

  • Additional vocational qualifications delivered by external National Governing Bodies (dependent on availability).

Awarding Body


This one-year course is perfect for those looking at beginning their journey into the world of sports coaching, whether as a sports coach for a particular sport, or for those interested in gaining an overview of the sports sector as a whole. Throughout your time on the programme, you will have the opportunity to learn and study the theoretical concepts of coaching and leadership, with the chance to then implement this into a variety of practical environments – both as part of the qualification aims, as well as when completing unique work experience opportunities.
What would I do on this course?

You will learn about, and undertake, a wide variety of activities in a series of units, including:

  • Sports coaching
  • Developing sporting skills and tactical awareness
  • Participating in sport
  • Strength and conditioning training
  • Psychology for sports performance
  • Performance analysis in sport
  • Physical fitness and injuries in sport
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to health exercise and nutrition
  • Assessment for the qualification is by the following methods:
Advantages of this qualification

With the flexibility provided by NCFE, you could be assessed using a range of methods, including:

  • Worksheets
  • Observations and practical assessment
  • Presentation and projects
  • Peer to peer and professional discussions
Would I always be in the classroom?

This exciting one-year course has been strategically designed to provide you with the required knowledge and skills to become a successful sports coach, blending experiences both in and out of the classroom to create a unique learning environment. Throughout the year, you will get the opportunity to spend time in our onsite gym, out on the field and attend various events and experiences.

How do I get started?

Easy – just register your interest using our Contact Form, email us, or call our Riverbank Campus. This is a hugely popular course and places are limited, so don’t wait – contact us today!

What support will I get?

At HTP Apprenticeship College we will do everything we can to help you and to improve your prospects. In addition to providing support for your programme and qualifications, we want you to feel that you are in a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes your social, physical and moral development.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Have more questions about the course?

No problem, just get in touch.

What can I do after this course?

Following successful completion of this course, you could progress onto one of the Level 3 qualification
Contact us now and get onto your career-starting Full-time Course

Newport Riverbank Campus: 01983 824930