Sports Coaching

L3 Level 3
Full Time
2 September 2024 — 27 June 2025
Cardiff International Sports Campus

About this course

This qualification will provide individuals who have an interest in sport with an opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to an advanced level. It will prepare learners to progress onto a range of other courses including Year 2 and other  relevant sectors.

The course has a combination of theoretical and practical delivery, it is essential that learners engage in all methods of delivery.

The course is equivalent to 1.5 A levels.

What you will study

The course will consists of 3 mandatory units which are:

  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Preparing for a career in sport and physical activity
  • Sports Coaching

There are a further 6 optional units that must be completed, these can include:

  • Practical Team Sports
  • Principles of Fitness Testing
  • Principles of Anatomy
  • Sports Psychology

You will have access to House of Sport which includes a multipurpose sports hall, athletics track, 3G pitches and a multi-purpose gym and fitness studio.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C including English Language and/ or Maths (or equivalent) or relevant Level 2 qualification in Sport

Sports Coaching

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

27 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


Cardiff International Sports Campus
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Course code



NCFE Level 3 Diploma (540) in Sport and Physical Activity


Bilingual Learning
What our students say

My highlight of the college has to been meeting people who have just as much of passion for sport as myself, and the facilities. I really enjoy the practical sessions that we do on the course, including the sport coaching, research methods and human anatomy.

Nicole Kells
Current Sport (Bilingual) course level 3, year 2 student.

Career prospects & further study


Growth predicted until 2025.

Once course is complete learners are able to progress onto Year 2 Extended Diploma in Sport. The qualification will support learners who want to progress onto Higher Education, ultimately creating employment opportunities. Furthermore, learners will be able to consider coaching and apprentice opportunities.

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Cardiff International Sports Campus
Cardiff International Sports Campus

Cardiff International Sports Campus,
Leckwith Rd,
CF11 8AZ