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Sports Coaching Diploma Level 3

Level 3 Diploma | CPD Accredited | Free PDF & Hardcopy Certificate | Free Retake Exam | Lifetime Access

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Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Digital certificate - Free
  • Hard copy certificate - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The Sports Coaching Advanced Diploma is a must for anyone interested in setting up sports business or working in sports in a mentoring/coaching role. This course covers a wide range of sports and models for coaching, with essential information on coaching philosophy and skills.

Whether you are looking to coach athletes or children, this course will take you through the sports coaching process in detail. From assessing your clients’ abilities to analysing their nutritional requirements, you will gain from this course theoretical knowledge that can be applied in a real-life context.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the roles and responsibilities
  • Understand sports first aid.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of wellness and fitness.
  • Deepen your understanding of sports coaching.
  • Strengthen your knowledge of diet and nutrition.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of child health and safety.
  • Gain an excellent understanding of Life coaching.

Key Features

  • CPD Certification Service (CPD UK) Accredited
  • Instant PDF certificate and hard copy dispatch by the next working day
  • Fully online, interactive Sports Coaching course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by professionals

Additional Gifts

  • Free Life Coaching Course


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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You will learn from this course how to motivate and empower your clients, set them individual goals, as well as train them to reach their full physical peak and overcome injury.

This course includes case studies and anecdotal accounts of practice that are designed for those with no previous experience. Fast track your career today and get qualified to start your own business.

Module 1. Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Responsibilities
  • Skills for Sports Coaching
  • Developing Philosophy
  • Determining Objectives
  • Diverse Athletes

Module 2. Psychological, Motivational, and Behavioural Training for Sports

  • Psychological Factors and Performance Excellence
  • Mental Skills Training
  • The MST Approach
  • Motivating Athletes
  • Stress Management
  • Enhancing the Athletes Self-Confidence
  • Principles of Behaviour

Module 3. Techniques for Sports Coaching

  • The Games Approach
  • Teaching Technical Skills
  • Teaching Tactical Skills
  • Planning for Teaching

Module 4. Physical Fitness and Training

  • Training for Energy Fitness
  • Training for Muscular Fitness
  • Fuelling Your Athletes
  • Battling Drugs

Module 5. Management Skills for a Sports Coach

  • Managing the Team
  • Managing the Coach-Athlete Relationship
  • Eight Reasons Kids Drop Out of Sports
  • Risk Management

Module 6. Sports Coaching for Popular Sports

  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Some Other Popular Sports in the United Kingdom

Module 7. Nutrition Concerns for Athletes

  • Energy and Macronutrient Intakes and Recommendations
  • Eating Before, During, and After the Event
  • Nutrition in Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Module 8. Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

  • Injury Prevention
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Bone Injuries

Module 9. Children and Parents in Sports

  • The Role of Sports in the Relationship
  • The Role of Parents on a Game Day

Module 10. Women Sports

  • Introduction
  • Women’s Participation in Sports
  • Possible Explanations
  • Commentary

Module 11. Sports and Ethical Practice

  • Introduction
  • Problem Areas
  • Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct
  • Anecdotal accounts of practice in Professional Sport


This Sports Coaching Diploma is CPD Certification Service (CPD UK) Accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99).


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course.

Who is this course for?

This course is useful to anyone looking to establish a business or kickstart a career in a similar role in:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Agents


Learners do not require any prior qualifications to enroll in this course.

Career path

  • Sports Coach / Teaching Assistant: £75.59 - £85.59 per day
  • Behaviour Mentor: £75.00 - £110.00 per day
  • Sports and Exercise Tutor: £31.00 - £35.00 per hour
  • PE Teacher: £140.00 - £200.00 per day

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Matt asked:

what does level 3 mean is it the same level as A-levels and is this course recognised by universities


Dear Matt, The level 3 or intermediate-level course is designed for self-improvement and skill development. The course is not recognised by the Universities as it does not provide any academic qualifications. Thanks.

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Max Porter asked:

Hello, I’d like to know who the course provider is ?


Hello Max, Thank you for your question. This course is provided by Training Express.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.