Sport | NCFE Certificate in Sport (Coaching) | Level 2

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0121-1C
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


If you’re passionate about sport, studying at Brighton MET is a great way to learn how to earn money from the subject you love in the city you live. Our sport programmes will improve your subject knowledge and to master the hard and soft work skills you will need for your career. Based around our on-campus sports facilities, this course prepares you for a wide range of careers in the fast-growing sports and leisure sector.

Our industry-experienced teachers combine theory and practical learning, whether you're interested in coaching, fitness training, leisure management, sport therapies or one of the many other exciting roles in the sector.

  • Practical sessions and work experience placements
  • Participation in a wide range of sports and physical activities
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Option to join the boxing academy
  • Additional qualifications as part of course
  • Focus on employability and personal development


Course content

Topics include:

  • Coaching principles and practices
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Practical team sports
  • Planning/delivering coaching and fitness sessions

Entry requirements

Start at Level 2 if you have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English and Maths.

If you do not have the above grades, you can start on the Level 1 course or the Sport and public Services pathway course.

An interview with a course tutor will be required. 

Your next steps...

After this course

After Level 2 you can progress to our Level 3 Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity. This is a 2 year course with the option to choose a Coaching or Fitness pathway.

The course also provides opportunities for students to progress to study sports apprenticeships with local companies.

As one of the fastest growing sectors of employment in the UK, the sports industry offers a wide range of career opportunities to suit all individuals. The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Sport opens the door to many career pathways.

Future careers include:

  • Coach
  • Sports official
  • PE teacher
  • Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Pool/beach lifeguard
  • Sports development officer
  • Sports and leisure manager