Course Overview

The Sports Coach Level 4 Apprenticeship is designed to introduce and underpin the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSB’s) needed to be successful as a sports coach.

The overarching plan is the development of student’s knowledge, skills and behaviours in the design, implementation, and evaluation of progressive programmes to develop individuals or groups. This is achieved through exploring the underpinning theories of coaching, planning, motor behaviour, stakeholder influence and inclusive practice.

The knowledge, skills and behaviour that are required within the apprenticeship provide the underpinning basis of the content taught within the programme. Studying with experienced and passionate lecturers, students will begin to bridge theory and practice and applying this to their developing professional practice.

The programme will encourage an integrated learning experience; academic, information literacy, key skills and employability skills will all be developed alongside knowledge and intellectual skills. Integration of theory, practical and transferable skills development generates a dynamic approach to the curriculum, preparing graduates to be flexible and proactive in managing the changing needs of clients and employers within the framework of their own continuing growth.

The need for a sound ethical and evidence base for working with people is addressed by developing reasoning, analytical and critical skills as well as the ability to select, organise and interpret complex information. Through the practice of presentation skills, students will learn to convey information clearly to others in appealing and accessible ways.

This programme is studying as a Cert HE which gives apprentices the opportunity to provide an underpinning qualification that is studied in modular format.

Professional body links:

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) for 4

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Higher Apprenticeship, Level 4
Awarded by
South Devon College
18 months
Location of Delivery
Academic Year
September 2024 - June 2026 (full-time)

This apprenticeship is funded by your employer and the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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