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Students who choose to take the Sport Leadership and Coaching option, must also study the BTEC Sport Level 3 Diploma.

BTEC Sport Level 3 Diploma, equivalent to 2 A levels

Sport Leadership and Coaching, 1 option block. Please note the Sport Leadership and coaching option does not carry any UCAS Points. Students who choose to take this option study a range of additional qualifications, including; Higher Sports Leaders Award, Level 2 Gym instructors Award and the FA Referees course.

Higher Sports Leaders Award

Higher Sports Leader, Level 3 is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to independently lead purposeful and enjoyable sport/physical activity. Students will be required to plan, organise and lead a range of fun activities for children, participants with disabilities and within the community. Students will also be required to complete a minimum of 30 hours volunteer work within the sectors named above.

Level 2 Gym Instructors Award

Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate is the industry’s most popular entry-level qualification. It’s ideally suited for those with a passion for health and fitness, who are looking for an exciting career change. Gyms, leisure centres and health clubs are vibrant and fastpaced places to work, and they require motivated and knowledgeable professionals to teach exercise to their members.

FA Football Referees Course

Working with the local football association, the football referees course develops participants ability to understand the laws of the game an apply these in game situations. This can lead to students securing employment refereeing local junior football.


Various form of assessment including; Coursework, demonstration of leadership and competence, meeting assessment criteria.


This qualification runs alongside the extended certificate and diploma in sport. It is aimed at learners wanting to progress in sport performance, sports coaching and the leisure industry. The additional qualifications provide opportunities for future employment.