Course Details

  • If you’ve got a passion for coaching others and would like to develop your skills further to lead sports sessions or outdoor activities, then this NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership is a great place to start, as you’ll find out exactly what makes a good coach.

    You’ll be learning a number of essential coaching skills in this practical course, including how to prepare for a session and then lead it effectively, how to set up equipment correctly and ensure there’s a safe environment, and how to look after children in your care and teach them the skills they need to succeed.

    As part of this course, you’ll get to work with highly qualified staff who have great links to professional sports clubs. As you develop the teamwork, leadership and coaching skills that will help you to a successful career, you’ll also get to learn all the about the sports industry, with expert advice from guest speakers and visits to top sports clubs and venues.

  • Ideally, you should have at least two GCSE’s at grade D or above to enrol on this course, or a Level 1 or 2 sports vocational qualification from your school or college. You’ll be expected to work toward a Level 2/GCSE qualification in English and Maths too, if you don’t already have these.

    You’ll also need to have a good Record of Achievement/Progress File, and be enthusiastic about coaching sports, getting involved, and leading activities.

  • Assessment for this NVQ will be tailored to your needs, but will be practical-based and involve leading groups. You’ll also keep a record of everything you learn and complete in a log of work, with evidence of your practical sessions.

  • After completing this Activity Leadership course, you’ll get a Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Allied Occupations. From here, you’ll find a clear path in front of you at The Manchester College, as you could go on to study a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sports Development Coaching and Fitness or a Certificate in Delivering Physical Education.

    You may then want to develop your knowledge and experience further by advancing onto a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching. Or, you might be ready to jump straight into one of a number of careers in the industry, as you become an activity leader, sports assistant or coach in schools, clubs and community centres.
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  • There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees. Find out more about the different help you could receive on our fees, finance and funding page. Fees, Funding and Finance

  • Is there something you’d like to know in particular about this course? Or maybe you want to find out more about the application process or career opportunities this qualification can help you achieve?

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