Coaching and Supporting School PE | Loughborough College

Level 3 Diploma in
Coaching and Supporting School PE

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This programme is designed to provide the necessary vocational experience and qualifications for those looking to enter employment. You will get an insight into working in the sport and leisure industry through real work experience with a range of ages and abilities.

The course will provide you with the industry-recognised qualifications that employers, in schools, clubs, and leisure facilities, are looking for, as well as the employability skills that separate you from the competition.

Course Content

The two main qualifications on this programme are the Level 2 1st4Sport Certificate in Supporting Learning in PE and School Sport and the Level 3 1st4Sport Award in the Principles of Coaching.

Alongside these, you will complete the Sports Leaders UK Community Sports Leaders Award, with the opportunity to achieve the Higher Sports Leaders Award, as well as a variety of coaching and officiating badges, including Activator Awards and an NGB Level 1 badge. You will also cover first aid, safeguarding, and child protection.


  • Industry Recognised Qualifications
  • Functional Skills / GCSE (English & Maths)
  • Real Work Experience
  • Employability Skills
  • Job Support
  • Employability Portfolio

Entry Requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths,
  • or
  • an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership, including Functional Skills/GCSE English and Maths,
  • or
  • a BTEC/OCR Level 2 Diploma in Sport.

Progression Opportunities

You could progress on to:

  • a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
  • a BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Sport or Sport Science
  • employment in the leisure industry, at a primary school, or in a sport club
  • a Coaches in School Apprenticeship (subject to successful application)

Industry Stats

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Company: Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Location: Northampton


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Location: Northampton


New Job Opportunities






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An 1.8% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.


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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19TFH5761

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