Level 3 NCFE in Sports Coaching and Physical Activity

Qualification Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports, Health and Coaching
Subject Area Sport
Attendance Full-Time
Age Group(s) 16-18 year olds
Duration 2 years

Course Content

The level 3 NCFE in Sports Coaching and physical activity pathway is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills that will help you in and outside of the classroom.

You will also have the opportunity to complete SLQ Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership where you will gain the skills and develop as a coach. You will have the opportunity to coach in different environments.

BTEC level 3 Sport Extended Diploma

SLQ Level 3 Qualification in Sports Leadership

Modules you will study in year 1 include the following 5 mandatory units:

  • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Developing Coaching Skills
  • Sports Development
  • Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity


Course Outcomes

The Sport study programme has been designed to give applicants an even better chance of getting into the career of their choice through the addition of specific activities. These will be augmented with HE talks, visits and workshops at the end of the first year of study.

Most young people studying a level 3 vocational programme do so to enable them to get into university. Stanmore College has an excellent reputation for progression to higher education with success up to 20% higher than the London average for colleges


You can progress to a degree in university in a sport, health or science field.

Employment opportunities are also available

Entry Requirements

4 GCSES at a grade 4 or C and above, preferably including GCSE English and Maths but it is possible to have one GCSE still to study, preferably Maths.

Alternatively, Level 2 Diploma in Sport.

Individual learners who may be exceptions through interview will be reviewed for their suitability for the course.


You will be assessed through a range of engaging assessment methods including coursework, practical assessments and presentations.

A range of assessment methods which are internally assessed. This includes:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical activities
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Synoptic assessment


There are no specific resource requirements for this qualification.



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