Football Coaching in Community Settings Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

In partnership with Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust and Bristol City Community Trust

If you are looking for a career in football coaching, this course is designed to help you achieve your goals. If you are passionate about football and sport, the course will enable you to develop and learn about being a professional football coach. It also provides a valuable platform for competent students to work within the wider football industry or within a school environment.

Units may include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Planning and leading sporting activities
  • Technical and tactical performance
  • Psychology of sports performers
  • Emergency first aid and safeguarding in sport

The course includes:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Sports Studies
  • 1st4Sport Level 1 Coaching Certificate in Football
  • Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding in Sport

You also have the potential to study for a 1st4Sport Level 2 Leadership through Football qualification.

Assessment Methods

The course is made up of both practical and theory-based lessons. Assessment is continuous throughout the year, and will include electronic assignments, practical assessments and observations.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course you may choose to progress to the Level 3 Diploma. Alternatively, you could find employment as an Academy Coach, Community Coach, PE Teacher, or a coaching role abroad.

Course Summary

Course Title Football Coaching in Community Settings Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 (A* to E) range or relevant Level 1 or 2
qualification, and entry is subject to a successful interview.

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This course has taught me a lot of useful skills like being organised to help prioritise my workload and meet deadlines and communicating effectively which is essential when coaching sports.

Alicia Dias

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