1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate Coaching Sport & Physical Activity

The 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity) provides learners aged 16 and over with the skills and knowledge to be able to plan, deliver and evaluate coaching programmes with the potential to seek employment in a lead or head coach role.

Successful achievement of the qualification enables learners to apply the principles of safe and effective sport and physical activity sessions to a group of participants through the delivery of a coaching programme. Successful learners will develop an understanding of appropriate coaching skills and knowledge to be plan, deliver and evaluate coaching programmes.

Who are these qualifications for?

This qualification is for those who wish to become involved in coaching, and to have responsibility for the planning, delivery and evaluation of an annual coaching programme. It can be an entry point to coaching, depending on the ability and confidence of the learner. It is directed at learners who have an interest in sport and physical activity.

What will the course cover?

  • Roles within coaching sport

  • Communication, coaching and learning preferences

  • Nutrition and weight management

  • Disability awareness

  • Codes of practice

  • Physical fitness

  • Participant development

  • Protection of children and vulnerable adults

  • Health and safety

  • Sports psychology

  • Equality and diversity

  • Drugs in sport

  • Continuous professional development

  • Advanced coaching processes

  • Injury prevention and management

  • Managing a coaching programme

Coaching Sports and Activities Apprentice

How does the qualification work?

The Mitre Group 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Sport and Physical Activity will require you to attend 9, 2 hour online training sessions led by a Mitre Tutor. 1-2-1 learner support will be provided to you by an expert tutor.


Learners must complete a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their ability to plan, deliver and evaluate deliver coaching programmes Successful completion will result in the achievement of the qualification

What future employment could this lead to?

This qualification may lead to employment, paid or voluntary, as a lead coach in a sport and physical activity setting such as a sports club or holiday activity programme.

Available Courses:

In partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority, the following courses are exclusively available for free to all residents living within the following council areas:

  • Birmingham City Council

  • Coventry City Council

  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

  • Walsall Council

  • City of Wolverhampton Council

. You must be 19 years old or over to enter any of the courses below.