L2 Diploma in Sport FT – September 2024

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

The Level 2 Diploma in Sport will be varied course in terms of content, and will have a strong theme linking to sports coaching and the art of being an effective sports coach. This course is linked to multi sports and you will participate and coach in a variety of sports such as football, hockey, rugby, netball, cricket, tennis and many more!

In this course you have the power to decide your how you will be assessed! Some students prefer to write or type up their work on mobile phones lap tops or tablets, some students prefer to just verbally give verbal answers recorded using phones and then submitting the file to the tutor for marking the structure of this allows more choice for the student to decide what is best for them.

Practical assessments take place as much as possible, tutors on this course prefer students to carry out newly developed knowledge and skills on a practical basis. On this course you will complete various work experiences, this is really important to your personal development as a coach. The main work placement is with South Chesterfield Golf Club and the head teaching professional at the golf club. During the placement you will work with the Greenkeepers out on the golf course, work with the catering team when they are preparing for functions, work within the pro shop dealing with customers and club members. Students will also work closely with the head coach and help out with coaching duties at the club and with local schools. Students are also encouraged to have their own contacts for work experience that can also be used as additional evidence for assessment work.

During a normal week you will be in college for 3 days, this may be split up over the week and this could include full days and half days. If you need to do Maths and English resits this is will be additional time which is usually an extra half day for each of the additional subjects.

Course Content

Within the course the sports are broken down to 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 is implemented skills developed throughout all of lessons, from planning the timings in 1 hour coaching sessions to writing up coaching session plans. Maths and English are also an additionally 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 but will also have lessons at Queens Park Leisure Centre and South Chesterfield Golf Club.

On the course you will have access to other qualifications such as the pool lifeguard qualification, tennis leaders award and also Tri Golf training. If you wish to get involved in the college sports teams this would not be a problem as we have planned the course around any training and game commitments. You will also have the opportunity to go on education visits to various sports facilities both locally and nationally.

Units planned for this course however these may be subject to change:

  • Sports coaching
  • Participating in sport
  • Sports Volunteering
  • Developing skills and Tactics
  • Lifestyle of the sports performer
  • Plan and run an event
  • Plan deliver and evaluate

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/Typed assessments - Verbal assessments - Presentations in front of your class - Practical demos - Group work


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

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Level 2 Diploma Instructing Exercise and Fitness (Gym )
  • Level 2 Diploma Entry to the Uniformed Services
  • Employment in the sports sector

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