A Programme of Learning is a full time course for young people aged 16-18 years old. They run from September to June and we have programmes based in South Bristol and Trelander, Cornwall.

Students gain:

  • Qualifications that are relevant to be employed and gain experience to pursue sport coaching as a career
  • Relevant sports coaching experience
  • Skills required to become a sports coach
  • Advice, support and career guidance

The course is run by experienced sports tutors and we have lots of visits from other sports coaching professionals.

This programme is a blended learning approach of two days college and two days work placement with a range of coaching opportunities:

  • Schools
  • Clubs
  • Professional clubs
  • Community sport

Qualifications gained on Level 2:

  • 1st4Sport Level 2 Principles and Preparation of Coaching Sport
  • 1st4Sport NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • 1st4Sport Level 2 Multi Skills in Sports Development*
  • Maths and English (dependent on Grades Functional skills-GCSEs)

 Qualifications gained on Level 3:

  • 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting School Sport and Physical Education
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Math’s and English (Dependent on Grades Functional skills-GCSEs)

Opportunities after course:

  • Apply for sports coaching roles with sport coaching organisations
  • Apply for apprenticeships
  • Set up as a self-employed sports coach
  • Apply for university