Level Three BTEC National Foundation / Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Sport, Coaching and Development
Code 1126
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The new Level 3 BTEC Sport programmes are designed with clear career goals in mind and has been developed with a range of professional  bodies including CIMSPA – the Chartered Institute for Management in Sport and Physical Activity and The Register of Exercise Professionals (REP).

Accreditation by CIMSPA is important: once you have completed your BTEC qualification, you can apply to become a CIMSPA member – and this is really helpful when applying for jobs in the fitness and coaching industry since it gives professional credibility.

The Coaching pathway is based at the Flemingate, Beverley campus, utilising the facilities at Beverley Leisure Centre, and the college's own pitches at the Bridlington campus (travel provided) and other pitches and training facilities in the locality.  You will  have the opportunity to develop your practical skills working with local sports clubs and community groups to provide coaching support and development as part of this programme.

The Coaching option is perfect if you are aiming for employment in coaching, activity leadership, working towards delivering sport curriculum in schools or working towards running your own coaching company.  This qualification also offers you the opportunity to progress to higher education, including our own Foundation Degree and BSc Top Up, validated by Hull University.

This route provides with the opportunity to develop your technical coaching skills and will prepare you for employment working with both children and adults. You will learn about fitness testing, how to deal with sports injuries, sport psychology to support the mental health of coaching participants as well as technical and tactical skills to develop the skills of others.


  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
    • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
    • Developing Coaching Skills
    • Applied Coaching Skills
    • Research Project in Sport (Pearson-set)
    • Sport Development
    • Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity

    How will it be delivered?

    Assessment is a combination of externally and internally-set assessments,  practical tasks and presentations. 

    Entry requirements

    Four GCSEs grade 4 9/ A*-C/ including Maths and English
    Or level two diploma (merit)
    Or first diploma (merit)
    Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course

    Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

    Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

    Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. Perhaps the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport?  See How to Apply for further details.

    Your next steps...

    You could go on to employment in the sport and leisure industry, obtain a sports Apprenticeship or progress onto a higher education course. Should you decide to go onto higher education there is also an opportunity to amend your programme to ensure that you have the required UCAS point for a foundation degree with options such as sports studies, leisure management, sports coaching or our Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and BSc (Hons) Sports, Coaching and Health Sciences (Top-up)