Level 2

Sports Skills: Leading Children's Sports Activities


1 year


Rush Green


Sep 2022


Adult 19+



If you want to start your sports coaching career...this is the course for you.

This is a practical and hands-on course that is a direct entry into coaching children on completion of the programme.

You will learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours of coaching, including planning, implementing, and reviewing the delivery of your coaching sessions with Key Stage 1 children and above.

As part of this you will deliver coaching sessions at Rush Green School to develop and improve your coaching practice. You’ll do this within your timetable but also deliver additional sessions.

On completion of the course, you’ll be offered a guaranteed interview with our coaching employer. By building up your coaching experience as part of your course, you’ll be in a better position to be offered a paid coaching role with them. We will help you prepare for this interview, and if you are successful, you could gain employment as an Assistant Team Leader, paying £10 per hour on a part-time basis.

To complete the course, you will be assessed by your tutor/coach via a portfolio. There will also be other assessments from the school you are working in and the employer 2 times in the year to demonstrate your progress on the course.

You will need to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs with grades 2 or 3 as well as a suitable reference from school.

On completion of this course we expect you to gain part-time employment, however, we encourage you to enrol onto our Level 3 Coaching course. At Level 3 you will have the same opportunity to become employed with our leading sports employer and will be guaranteed an interview for a Team Leader role paying £12 per hour.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.