The?NCFE Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching)?is intended for learners aged 16 and over and provides the knowledge, skills and understanding required within the sport and physical activity sector.
It will also allow learners to gain transferable skills and progress to employment through our Work Experience Programme, in line with career aspirations.
To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Sport, learners are required to successfully complete three mandatory units and one optional unit..
Our courses, delivered at Retford Education Centre, are suitable for all abilities.
You will learn in our top-quality fitness suite and sports hall and make use of state-of-the-art equipment as you gain experience in sports coaching, entrepreneurship, personal training, and nutrition.
Our experienced tutors, who have played and coached in sports at a regional, national, and international level, will push you, teach you how to motivate others, and help you build a career in the sport and leisure industries.
You’ll gain leadership, communication, and teamwork skills that are important for a career in the fitness industry.
We have excellent links with local businesses in the industry, and you will have the opportunity to undertake placements and gain work experience with a variety of employers. This will help you gain an understanding of what it’s like to work in the fitness industry and learn from those doing the job you want. You’ll also have the chance to gain additional qualifications as part of your course in subjects including anti-doping, personal training, and more.
- We recommend you have five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, one being in English or Maths, to be best suited for this programme. You may also hold a relevant Level 2 qualification.
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Apply Now button at the top of this page. For more information support with your enquiry or application please contact Student Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01909 504500.
- Year 2, to obtain the Level 3 Extended qualification that, upon completion, will give you UCAS points to apply for Higher Education courses.
The cost of this tuition is fully funded for 16-18-year old’s. However, if this is your second enrolment at Level 3, or you are over 18 in year 2, you may be required to source an adult learning loan through SFE.
Learners aged 19+ may be eligible for funding if they have an EHCP.
“I chose to study Sport at North Notts College, because it provides me with the skills required to pursue a career in professional ice hockey and personal training.”Ellie Newton Level 3 - BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development
Sports kit will be required. However, bursary/financial support is available for those eligible. Please refer to the RNN Group Bursary Policy for further details.
Laptops and access to WIFI at home is desirable.
We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2024-25. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary..