Start Date: Level: Course location: Course Type:
September TBC Bede Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

A co-designed and co-delivered coach development opportunity between Sunderland College and Durham FA to produce the next generation of Sports Coaches in the North East and beyond.

Five GCSE's at a 4 or above required, including English and Maths which can be discussed at your admissions appointment prior to enrolling onto the course.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

The coaching academy will be a practical course which includes elements of theory. Students will be assessed delivering coaching sessions and expected to coach in the community as part of the programme. Students will be tasked with projects in across the City to increase participation numbers through Sport and Physical Activity.

Students will be also be expected, at times, to present finding and compile reports to achieve set learning objectives.

Applicants should be expected to or have achieved five GCSE grades at a 4 or above, including Maths and English.

Over the two years students will be expected to achieve a minimum of 100 hours work experience in sports coaching.

Our new Coaching Academy, which starts in September, offers a combination of qualifications alongside industry experience to give students the skills and knowledge they need to progress straight into a career the sports industry or on to higher education.

This study programme presents young people with aspirations of becoming a sports coach with a fantastic opportunity to learn from industry specialists, develop their coaching skills and identify their pathway into a life-long career.

The two-year course will give students the tools required to be successful and be catered around the sports industry’s requirements.

As part of the programme students will study a number of units including Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry, Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Developing Coaching Skills, Applied Sports Coaching, Anatomy and Physiology,
Rules, Regulations and Officiating, Influence of Technology in Sport and School Sport Delivery.

Studnents will also gain additional coaching qualifications including safeguarding and first aid, as well as taking part in workshops, masterclasses and placements with some of the country’s leading coaches, sports clubs and organisations.

Durham County FA is delighted to continue its partnership with Sunderland College by helping to launch a niche Coaching Academy for students who aspire to follow a career in coaching.

Our UEFA A Licence Coach Developer, alongside the outstanding college lecturers, will offer a unique, challenging and exciting course that will be enhanced with additional, bespoke learning opportunities and work experience.

We believe this prestigious course will provide the perfect platform for students to boost their academic aspirations and future employability

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