Based in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire our Coaching Academy is a fast track to a career in the sports coaching industry. The 2 year full time programme provides school leavers with the opportunity to gain a host of valuable qualifications and skills to pursue their career. It is an alternative to staying on at 6th form or completing a college course giving you real hands on experience in the industry, whilst still completing your qualifications and gaining the requirements to attend University.
Whilst on the academy programme you will gain experience in a wide variety of coaching across different settings with First Step Sports Group, and their senior coaching team.
The Academy programme consists of a combination of classroom & practical delivery and work placement. In addition, an enrichment programme of activities covering physical activity and employability workshops will also be in place.
OVERVIEW OF QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDED ON THE PROGRAMME
- 1st4sport Level 2 Diploma in Coaching Sport and Instructing Physical Activities
- 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activities (equivalent to two A Levels)
Supporting Teaching & Learning in Physical Education and School Sport Suite
- Level 2 Certificate
- Level 3 Certificate
- Level 3 Award (Dance)
In addition, students will also receive the following add ons
- Industry Minimum standards (1st Aid, Safeguarding Children)
- 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Preparations for Coaching Sport (QCF) 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF)