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Sports Coaching & Activity Leadership Apprenticeship

Cornwall College | Duchy College Camborne | St Austell | Stoke Climsland LEVEL: 2 Sports & Fitness

Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure the knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Whether an elite athlete, sports enthusiast or potential inspirational coach, we can take your sporting journey to the next level with our range of qualifications and training. We’ve got commercial gyms, sports pitches and fantastic training partnerships including with Plymouth Argyle Football Club.


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Ideal if:

you would like to become a sports coach or leader and work within the sports industry, schools or tourism industry.

Entry Requirements:

four GCSEs at grade D or 3, English and maths Functional Skills Level 1, an industry placement and a strong desire to work as a sports coach or leader.

What You Will Learn:

how to successfully plan, set-up and lead a variety of sports coaching and leadership sessions to groups containing a diverse range of participants. You'll also have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as Emergency First Aid and Level 1 Award in Coaching.


to be in college one or two days a week, complete employability workshops, and gain additional qualifications as you progress.

You’ll love:

learning from industry experts and applying your new skills working with a variety or participants within coaching and leadership environments.


employment in the industry as a sports coach or activity leader, or further studies on our Sports Development, Coaching & Fitness BTEC Diploma Level 3.

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But if you register your interest we can get in touch as soon as we have new start dates. Some courses run at various dates throughout the year based upon demand so please

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Mark Ferguson-Smith Team Lead - Sport

Mark is a Cornwall College alumni, studying sport along with other subjects at A-level, he was also captain of the football academy and vice-captain of the Cornwall schools under 18s football team. Before joining Cornwall College Mark taught PE in secondary schools, gained FA level 1 and youth award coaching status and he is on the selection panel for the Cornwall youth football team. He also plays golf to a handicap of 9.

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*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.