Sports Coaching


Our Sports Coaching Department has exceptional facilities at the Dartford Campus, including a large multipurpose sport hall, sports fields and fitness centre.

The sector of Sports Coaching has seen steady growth in the last ten years and continues to support the educational and sporting needs of students, which attracts people of all abilities from North Kent and South London. Student enrichment is an important part of the Sports Coaching Department and allows for inter-college competition throughout the year including a boys and girls football academy delivered by our football providers APD.

Our courses include BTEC Level 1, NCFE Level 2 and NCFE Level 3 Diplomas. We also currently offer the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary and Extended Diploma in Sports Development, Coaching & Fitness.  In addition, we offer students a number of National Governing Body Coaching Awards in a range of sports.

We have progression options available on to our Higher Education Foundation Degree (FdA) programme, Sports Studies.

What will I learn? 

Sport courses remain vocational in delivery and where possible, practical performance is preferred. There is around 60% theoretical work and 40% practical. 

What qualification will I gain? 

A range of academic and vocational courses are available, which support university applications and employment within the sports industry. For explanations of our qualifications, please see our Qualification Explained page.

What progression options will I have? 

You can progress through the Levels, then either on to employment within the Sports industry. You can also progress on to university, or on to one of our Higher Education programmes; the Foundation Degree in Sports Studies.

What costs are involved? 

Sports kit is required to be purchased at enrolment. (Details available prior to enrolment). Registration and Certification costs will need to be paid for at enrolment for any of the additional national governing body qualifications. Full-time Further Education courses are free for students aged 16-18, you may have to pay some or all of your fees if you are aged 19 plus, but please see our Student Finance page for further information. If you are enrolling on a Higher Education course, fees are applicable.

Entry requirements?

For Level 1, no formal qualifications are required, for Level 2 you will need three 3 Grades and for Level 3, five 9-4 including Maths and English. 

Click here to view Sport courses or call 01322 629400.