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Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development with Female Football Academy

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Introduction

Train to work as a sports coach while being part of a football academy. Our Level 3 Extended Diploma at Writtle College includes dedicated coaching and game time.

Professional partnership

Our Level 3 Diploma is delivered in partnership with Leyton Orient FC.

As a student at Writtle College, you’ll benefit from our partnership with Leyton Orient FC, receiving professional football coaching and competing in games against other schools and colleges.

You’ll take part in eight hours of coaching and games per week, training in the morning and having lessons on the afternoon.

We’ve developed our course in consultation with employers and professional bodies. It’s endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), and maps to their professional standards of 'Coach' and 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children'. After successfully completing the course, you’ll be ready to work as a coach.

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Fees and funding

Facilities

Hands-on learning

As a student at Writtle College you’ll benefit from:

  • extensive sporting facilities including floodlit tennis and netball courts, football and rugby pitches, a squash court, cricket square, and sports hall
  • recreation and fitness centre equipped with cardiovascular and resistance machinery, functional fitness and free-weights area, and fitness studio
  • access to the latest equipment such as watt bikes, video analysis, and health-screening tools.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • make full use of facilities including library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Accreditation

Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

This qualification is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). It maps to CIMPSA’s professional standards of 'Coach' and 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children'. You’ll be able to apply for CIMSPA membership after successfully completing this course.

Awarding body

Pearson

Pearson is the UK's largest awarding organisation offering academic, vocational and work-based learning qualifications.

Careers

This Level 3 National Extended Diploma will prepare you for employment as a coach.

You’ll gain the skills and expertise to work with people of all abilities, from beginners to high-level performers. Possible job roles include:

  • Community coach
  • Sport-specific school coach
  • Sport-specific after-school coach
  • Weekend multi-sports holiday coach.

With additional qualifications, possible job roles include:

  • Performance analysis
  • Grounds keeping
  • Refereeing
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Nutritionist
  • Physiotherapist.

You might also choose to continue your studies, by progressing to a university degree. Writtle College is part of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) which offers a number of degree courses in sport.

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