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Who is this qualification for?

The 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity) provides learners 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.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 105 guided learning hours. 

Course structure:

  • The qualification is comprised of five mandatory units and one sport and physical activity-pathway unit:

  • Unit TitleReference No.GLHs

  • 1The role of the programme coachH/616/773825

  • 2Developing skills though coaching programmesK/616/773923

  • 3Plan a coaching programmeH/616/774123

  • 4Deliver a coaching programmeK/616/774217

  • 5Review a coaching programmeM/616/77439

  • 6Technical requirements for coaching sport and physical activityA/616/774510

Unlike many other awarding bodies, which just supply you with the basic qualification standards, we go that extra mile to support you by providing:

  • full and comprehensive Learner Portfolios, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver and assess the qualification

  • Delivery, Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance Approach , which includes delivery models, sample answers to support you when assessing your students and guidance for the internal quality assurance of the qualification

  • online qualification administration, enabling you to process learners quickly and effectively, and making the records we hold on your learners accessible to you at the click of a mouse.

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