NCFE L3 Certificate in Sport (Football Coaching)

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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Football Coaching (Year 1)
Code L2D176P-2122
Qualification Type No Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Sport & Physical Activity (Sports Coaching) qualification provides a solid grounding for students wishing to enter the world of football coaching and its associated industries, either through progression to university or by entering employment. On completion of the Certificate you will discuss with your tutors whether you wish to continue onto the Diploma or to progress to employment or other courses in the area. In addition the course also offers the FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football. (Year 1). Units studied include: Preparing for a Career in Sport & Physical Activity; Work Experience in Sport; Exercise, Health & Lifestyle; Sports Coaching and Analysis of Sports Performance. The NCFE program will use continuous assessments and practical examinations. You will be able to track your performance as you work towards the pass, merit and distinction grades. Methods of assessment will include: reports, presentations, practical demonstrations, coaching sessions, posters, leaflets, experiments, interviews and discussions. The FA Courses require you to be able to demonstrate planning, delivery and evaluation of safe coaching sessions. The program is a combination of practical training and classroom theory sessions. Each lesson will provide you with assessment opportunities as you work to achieve your goals and targets. You will need an active passion in sport and your tutors will encourage you to discuss your own achievements as well as the issues in modern sport. During the course, there will be opportunities to achieve other qualifications in addition to your main NCFE program. These additional qualifications may include work skills, drug awareness, first-aid, sport-specific coaching badges, gym instructing and other sport-related qualifications. Please note - there may be an additional cost to these courses. This course includes the opportunity to take part in an industry placement in a sector relevant to your qualification and study programme. The placement will take place 1 or 2 days per week on the days when you are not in college studying. Industry placements are designed to give you the skills to start work at the end of your studies, progress into an apprenticeship, or to add to your UCAS statement.

How will it be delivered?

Methods of assessment will include: reports, and presentations, practical demonstrations, coaching sessions, posters, leaflets, experiments, interviews and discussions.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grades A*- C; these must include English or Maths; PE is also desirable or a BTEC or NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport at a Merit grade. Applicants must be willing to be involved in all aspects of sport and exercise, including practical as well as the

Your next steps...

What can I do when I finish my course? The majority of learners progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity course. Due to the diverse nature of the course, students are well suited to continuing their studies with degrees in sports studies, sports coaching and sports management being amongst the most popular. If you want to progress into employment the following areas in the sports and leisure industry would be suitable; health & fitness, leisure centre management, football coaching, multi-sport coaching and instructing.