Sports Coaching & Development Extended Diploma

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type National Extended Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Equivalent to 3 A Levels

This course is intended for those who want to progress 

directly to employment in an assistant coaching role. It 

is also suitable for those wishing to progress to Higher 

Education, where students would have the added 

advantage of using it to obtain part-time employment. 

This is a career-focused qualification with industry 

endorsement and accreditation. It enables students to 

develop underpinning knowledge and technical skills and 

to gain experience as an assistant coach. 


Each unit is related to the sporting interests of the group 

wherever possible and adapted to be as practical as 


Units will be selected from core units and specialist units. 

Some of the units are: 

• Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry 

• Health, Wellbeing and Sport 

• Developing Coaching Skills 

• Applied Coaching Skills

• Sport Development 

• Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity 

• Sports Injuries 

• Fitness Training 

• Anatomy and Physiology 

• Sports Psychology 

• Sports Nutrition

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is completed using internally assessed 

assignment work focussing on specific tasks relating 

to each unit. There are no exams within this course. 

Students are expected to undertake independent learning 

outside of lessons throughout the course to aid their 

academic development.

Entry requirements

At least 4-5 GCSE's graded 9-4, including English or Maths. 

Your next steps...

Progress directly to employment in the coaching and 

development sector as a coach, additionally, the breadth 

of optional content in this qualification allows students 

to widen their opportunities to progress to a number of 

different Higher Education courses.