NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Sports Coaching)

The Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching) is a course designed to have a balance of college and work experience in local Leisure Facilities. This blend will give the learner the theory and employability skills necessary to go out into the world of work or progress onto Level 3.


Course Content and Job Skills

Some of the units you will be studying are:

  • Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Participating in Sport
  • Developing Sporting Skills and Tactical Awareness
  • Planning and Running a Sports Event
  • Work Experience in the Sports Industry
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate sports sessions
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

Work Experience

Work experience is a mandatory part of your Sports Coaching qualification. In terms 2 and 3 you will be you will be placed in one of the following local Leisure Centres to work as a member of their staff on a shift pattern. You will also have the opportunity to take the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

  • David Weir
  • Westcroft
  • Cheam
  • Phoenix

You will need to have the following identification in place before you start your course:

One of the following -Passport / birth certificate/ driving licence

  • Proof of address
  • Bank details
  • NI number




You will be assessed in a variety of ways, these could include:

  • Coursework
  • Practical examination
  • Professional discussion

Assignments will be graded Pass, Merit or Distinction, a final grade will be awarded at the end of the course.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at grade D (3) (to include English and PE/maths desirable) or you will have successfully completed a relevant Level 1 programme including English Functional Skills Level 1.
A positive reference from school, an employer or a tutor (if progressing or from another college) with punctuality and attendance for the course is also required.
You may also be asked to demonstrate your commitment and skills in an interview.


Those who want to work in the active leisure industry as activity leaders, outdoor activity instructors, community leaders or sports coaches and those who wish to have their experience and knowledge recognised by a formal qualification.


1 Year, 2/3 days a week in college and 1 day work experience in local Leisure Centres


After the course you could go out to employment in a recreational facility or study further Level 3 courses at Carshalton College, such as:

  • L3 Extended Diploma (Sports Coaching)
  • L3 Extended Diploma (Sports Science )
  • CYQ Level 2 Gym and L3 Certificate in Personal Training.
  • The Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (L3)

Additional Information

Tuition, exam and registration fees not applicable to students aged 16 -18.
You may be required to purchase a travel card for additional visits that may be arranged during the year.
100% attendance is expected.

Due to the popular nature of these courses, we are unable to offer firm progression to all of our students. The limited places are offered on the basis of attendance, punctuality, attitude and achievement. These qualities must be demonstrated throughout the programme.

You will also have access to our multi million pound gym facilities during your sessions and free time during the day:  Pulse Gym

You can contact the Sport and Public Services team by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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For information about course costs, please see the Carshalton College fees policy.

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  • Spotlight on Sports +

    Bernardo Maia, Sports Level 2   “I always liked sports from a young age and practise whenever I have the chance.  Carshalton College is my local college and as they had a good range of Sports courses, I chose to enrol on the Level 1 Sports course last year.    I immediately liked the staff tutors who were friendly and approachable and the facilities looked good.  We get to use the mini gym in the College plus Pulse Health & Fitness Centre next door, which has a large sports hall to play football, basketball, badminton etc.  Also a fully equipped gym with loads of equipment and of course a swimming pool.    I am now on the Level 2 Sports course. The most enjoyable aspects of the course are still the practical lessons and games!  If you are a full time student on any course, not just sports, you get free use of Pulse during the day 5 days a week!   I would really recommend the course and the college.  I feel I have really learnt a lot in my time here and for someone who has only spend a few years in the UK, I find the staff Read More
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