This qualification is intended for post-16 learners wanting to progress directly to employment in the coaching and development sector as an assistant coach.
In classes you will study three core units
- Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
- Health and Wellbeing
- Sport and Developing Coaching Skills.
You will develop the skills to plan and implement coaching programmes for athletes/clients to improve their sporting performance. During this aspect of the course you will complete practical and theory lecturers working in groups and individually preparing you to understand the sports coaching industry.
You will have a personal tutor who supports and guides you through the course. You will meet with your personal tutor for group meetings and for personal one to one meetings on a regular basis. The course will be predominently coursework and you will be assessed in a variety of ways to develop your professional skills - for example: presentations, practical's, role plays and essays.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 - 9 / A* - C which must include English Language and Mathematics.
Successful interview and satisfactory reference.
If 90% attendance and a high grade profile in year 1, most students will progress onto year 2 of the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport (2 A-Level Equivalent). Progression routes after completing year 2 will prepare you for progressing to employment and/or starting your own business in the sports coaching/development industry. Progression via UCAS points to a range of Higher Education courses such as Sports Coaching or Sport Development.
We will give you enrichment opportunities including visits and practical hands on, work-related experiences. Activities will include visits and case studies relating to real life businesses. Sports students are invited to an oversees residential working on team building skills including numerous land and water based activities. Guest speakers are invited in to talk to students about future careers throughout the year.
Matt Sedgwick - Sport and Exercise Science +Matt studied BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science at Kingston College and was also a member of the Men’s Football Academy. Matt previously attended The Matthew Arnold School and is now in his first year at University of Wolverhampton studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. What was college life like? College life wasn’t quite what I expected: it was a pleasant surprise at how comfortable I was during my time at Kingston, I felt a great transition from secondary school to further education. Favourite part of your course? The ability to play football while studying, with a great set of lectures and lessons especially during my last year. Did you take up any opportunities during your time at college which benefited you? I achieved a Level 1 Coaching Certificate so I could externally volunteer to coach football which is something I really enjoy. Any fond memories of former tutors /other students? Going on the paintball trip with the football team with former tutors, Martyn and Alex, as well as Charlie (our coach) was a lot of fun. And the final Nando's trip with my other tutor Jade and the class which was a lovely… Read More
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