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1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity)

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Course Description

This course will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to lead their own coaching sessions within their own environment. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Developing your role as a coach
  • Developing your coaching practice
  • Understanding the individuals you coach
  • Managing relationships
  • Developing the coaching environment
  • Protecting self and others
  • Planning progressive coaching sessions
  • Delivering progressive coaching sessions
  • Reviewing progressive coaching sessions

Learners will also be required to complete a UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop to meet certain elements of the course assessment criteria. The price of the workshop is not included in the price of the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching as learners may already have completed the workshop prior to signing up for the course.

The course is recognised as an industry-standard Level 2 course and maps to the CIMSPA professional standard for coaches.

Who is the course for?

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching will enable learners to begin coaching independently, i.e. without needing the supervision of a Level 2 Coach (if over 18 years of age), within the environment they were assessed in. This may be in either a paid or voluntary role.

We recommend that learners check with the organisation they coach for or intend to coach for to ensure that they will accept this qualification.


This course can be started at any time. Before booking, please check the learner pre-requisites for this course and our booking terms and conditions.

Key Information

Format: Online Learning
Duration: Complete in your own time (2 years maximum)
Minimum Age: 16
Cost: £260 per person

Prior to registration with the Awarding Organisation, learners must:

  • Be appropriately identified
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English
  • Have access to a computer and good wifi to complete e-learning and assessment tasks via Google Classrooms

Photo evidence of identification will need to be uploaded to Google Classrooms.

If you have any support requirements to enable you to successfully complete the course, please advise us when you book. We will then contact you to discuss how we can best support you.

Learners will be assessed via:

  • Written tasks as part of a learner portfolio
  • Professional discussion with an assessor, including coaching practice and safeguarding knowledge
  • Video of them coaching in their own environment (i.e. the environment where the learner intends to be an assistant coach on completion of the qualification)

On successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded a certificate for Level 2 Certificate in coaching (regulated) and a second certificate in Sport and Physical Activity (non-regulated).

Learners have a maximum of two years to complete and be certificated for this course. We strongly recommend you aim to complete all learning within the first year to ensure there is suitable time for your work to be assessed, feedback provided and any amendments made.

Please note that learner access to the e-learning platform is only valid for 12 months from the date the platform is first accessed. If you need access after this date there will be an additional charge.

In exceptional circumstances, the Awarding Organisation my grant an extension to the course registration period. Please contact as soon as possible if you would like to discuss this further.

After gaining experience as a Level 2 coach, learners may wish to develop their knowledge further with other qualifications, such as: