NCFE Level 2 – Diploma in Sport

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching) is intended for learners aged 16 and over and provides the introductory skills to either start a career in sport or develop knowledge and skills that can be transferred to other industries. This qualification can also prepare learners for apprenticeships or further study. 

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching) is designed as a 1-year, full time course and will provide foundations to progress onto the NCFE L3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity. 

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching) will allow learners to gain introductory skills and knowledge to start a career in sport, prepare for higher or further education through full-time or part-time study, and provide the opportunity to acquire a number of practical and technical skills.

What will I do?

Your NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport will combine a mix of theoretical and practical learning.

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sports Coaching) requires learners to successfully complete 3 mandatory units and 4 additional units:

  • (M) Participating in sport
  • (M) Sports coaching
  • (M) Developing sporting skills and tactical awareness
  • Performance analysis for sport
  • Introduction to healthy exercise and nutrition
  • Factors affecting participation in sport and physical activity
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate an activity session

ENGLISH & MATHS – if you are yet to pass a qualification in English and/or maths prior to starting your programme with SCL, you will be required to study one or both alongside your qualification in sport.

Entry Qualifications

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, where possible, one being in English or Maths (although this will not prevent entry to the programme where learners demonstrate appropriate behaviours and attitudes towards their ongoing English and Maths development)


a relevant Level 1 qualification, plus an ability to operate at Level 1 in either English or Maths.

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Who We Are & Contact Us

Boston United Community Foundation is one of the top community sports coaching programmes in Lincolnshire, delivering safe and affordable activities that bring all members of the community together regardless of their circumstances.

The Jakemans Stadium
Pilgrim Way, Boston, PE21 7NE

01205 364406

Boston United Community Foundation is a Registered Charity No. 1174561.

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