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1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity)
This qualification has been extended until 31 January 2024
This qualification has been extended to 31 January 2024 to allow for a further review of the qualification to take place.
- Qualification number
- SFA/LAD funding code
- Required age
- 16 +
- Guided learning hours
- Total qualification hours
- Operational start date
- Qualification review date
- Certification end date
Provides your learners with the the opportunity to learn how to plan, deliver and evaluate long-term coaching programmes, either independently (if over the age of 18) or working as part of a larger coaching team.
The knowledge, ideas and practical skills your learners will develop will give them the confidence to take lead responsibility for annual training plans and prepare them for paid or voluntary work in a sport and physical activity setting - such as a sports club or holiday activity programme.
The qualification is recognised as the industry standard Level 3 qualification for coaching sport and physical activity by UK Coaching - the lead technical agency for the development of sports coaching in the UK - and is aligned to the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standard for Coach.
This qualification could lead to learners completing sport-specific coaching qualifications at level 3 or above. The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also be used enable them to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in coaching sports, activity leadership, supporting PE in school sport and sports development.
This qualification may lead to employment, paid or voluntary, as a lead coach in a sport and physical activity setting such as a sports club or holiday activity programme.