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Level 3 Preparation for Employment and Further Education (Sports)

This course is designed to enhance your employability skills within the sports sector.

You'll build upon your coaching and instruction knowledge, existing communication skills. You'll also have the opportunity to work with different community groups, taking part in coaching/practical sessions.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Developing personal study skills
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal and written communication
  • Planning, preparing and leading sports activities within an event
  • Refining leadership skills
  • Understanding sports coaching skills
  • Taking part in sport for personal improvement
  • Introduction to safeguarding children

These sessions are delivered in classrooms as well as in the sports hall and gym.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of written and oral work, presentations and practical coaching skills.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should ideally have three GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths or a relevant level 2 qualification.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you'll have the opportunity to progress onto the level 3 Sport and Exercise Science.

Alternatively, you could enter the sports industry working as a small-sided team coordinator or football development officer, in youth work or even the armed forces or progress onto a level apprenticeship.

Ref: Clare Webster