L2 Football Course at Chesterfield College with UEFA coaching provided by Sheffield United Community…

Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds. Adult funding available dependant on learner circumstances otherwise course costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This course will provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the sports industry with a large focus being on sports coaching and sports development. As well as this, you will get to play and coach football as you study. Within the course itself, football is broken down into the technical and tactical elements and then we look at how we can improve player’s ability levels both at grassroots and elite levels. Another strong element of the course is planning and running sports coaching sessions and events. You will look into the life of a professional athlete and investigate their lifestyles and what keeps them performing at the highest level. As part of the course, maths and English are implemented and skills are developed throughout all of the lessons, from planning the timings in 1-hour coaching sessions to writing up coaching session plans. Maths and English are also an addition to this course and students have the opportunity to resit both Maths and English around the main programme. Within this course, you will study both onsite here at Chesterfield College and will also have lessons at Queens Park Leisure Centre and South Chesterfield Golf Club.

Regarding the football offer, there is a team for everyone whether that is wanting to play competitively, or purely for participation. The games will involve playing all over the country against different football league clubs such as Nottingham Forest, Stoke City and Aston Villa. In addition, you will also take part in two training sessions per week as well as other footballing benefits. As part of the course, you will benefit from experienced sports tutors who have industry experience in settings such as professional football clubs, local city councils and education. The unique benefit of this course is that it involves a great balance between theory and practical lessons.

Course Content

The football offer involves:

  • 2x 1.5 hour training sessions based at Queens Park Sports Centre – 3G Astro Turf Pitch
  • Up to 20 Games Per Season (Home and Away)
  • Home games to be played at Langer Lane
  • Mini Bus to be made available for Away Games
  • Entrance into the CEFA League
  • 1x Ticket for a fixture for the year
  • 1x Trip to the clubs home ground

The purchase of the football kit is below, please note other items e.g. Waterproofs are also available.

  • x2 Shirts
  • x2 Shorts
  • x1 Zip Up/Jumper/Hoody
  • x1 Bottoms

Additional Chesterfield College sports kit is also available to buy for practical lessons within college time.

Modules on this course will include:

  • Sports coaching
  • Participating in sport
  • Sports Volunteering
  • Developing skills and tactics in sports performers
  • Lifestyle of the sports performer
  • Plan and run a sports event
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate an activity session

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course are at least 4 grade 3’s with a keen interest in sport and in particular sports coaching.

Assessment Methods

  • Written Assessments. Practical Assessments. Presentations. Voice Recordings/Podcast.


Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into a range of areas including:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Employment in the sports sector