Football and Sport Coaching - Level 1

This course is for people entering the sport and leisure industry for the first time, who will be working under supervision with limited responsibility.

As part of the Level 1 course you will be completing a Level 1 Certificate in Sport, Level 2 Principles of Coaching Sport and the FA Level 1 Coaching Award.

You will also be required to undertake weekly work experience on our Super Schools programme at a local primary schools delivering coaching sessions.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Introduction to the sport and leisure industry
  • Introduction to working with customers and colleagues
  • Following safe working practices
  • Introduction to health, lifestyle and the human body
  • Assisting in the planning, delivery and evaluation of sport and leisure activities
  • Introduction to sports
  • Introduction to exercise and fitness

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal qualifications for our Level 1 courses.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • Football Coaching - Level 2

Career Path

  • Football Coach
  • Physiotherapist
  • Conditioning Coach
  • Sports Coach

What qualification will I gain?

Football Association Level 1 Award, Level 2 Principles of Coaching Award and Certificate in Sport Level 1.

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

Hugh Baird College and Netherton Activity Centre (NAC).

Who is the awarding body?

City & Guilds, 1st4sport and The FA.





Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:28

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.