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NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport

Course overview

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching) is intended for learners aged 16 and over and provides the introductory skills to either start a career in sport or progress within employment in the sector. This qualification can also prepare learners for higher or further education and gives a good introduction to the sport vocation.

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching) is designed as a 1-year, full time course and will provide foundations to progress onto the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity.

The cost of this tuition is fully funded for 16-18 year olds.

Sports kit may be required, dependent on education centre. However, bursary/financial support is available for those eligible. Refer to the SCL Bursary Policy for further details.

Course details

  • Entry Requirements

    We require students to have achieved four GCSEs at grade 2 or above, where possible, one being in English or Maths (although this will not prevent entry to the programme where learners demonstrate appropriate behaviours and attitudes towards their ongoing English and Maths development)

  • Course Programme

    The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching) requires learners to successfully complete 3 mandatory units and 4 optional units:

    Mandatory Units:

    • Participating in sport.
    • Sports coaching.
    • Developing sporting skills and tactical awareness.


    Optional Units:

    • Performance analysis for sport.
    • Introduction to healthy exercise and nutrition.
    • Factors affecting participation in sport and physical activity. Plan, deliver and evaluate an activity session.

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  • Work Experience

    Students have the opportunity to gain work experience across multiple programmes within Shrewsbury Town FC Foundation, ranging from Football & Participation, Business Administration, Media & Marketing, and Health & Wellbeing.

  • Football & Participation

    Throughout your course, you will spend a minimum of 6 hours per week focusing on your sports development as well as an opportunity to play competitively.

    During our courses you will benefit from:

    • Regular training from highly qualified coaches
    • Opportunities to play in competitive fixtures
    • Guidance on individual fitness
    • Nutritional advice
    • Regular appraisals to monitor development on and off the pitch


    You’ll also have access to our in-house gym, giving you the ability to build a fitness plan right for you, while you study.

  • Career Opportunities

    Our Sports Lecturers will help students progress and set personal goals whilst studying with us. Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive information, support and guidance on a variety of aspects to support you in securing employment.


I believe that these experiences have developed me not only as a coach, but as a person.

Teddy Munroe | Third Year Degree Student

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