Course: Sports Coaching and Development Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



"The partnership between Norwich City Community Sports Foundation and East Coast College allows students on the various sports pathways to have access to sector expertise and experiences that will further enhance their learning and career progression."

Stevie Bramble

Head of Curriculum, Norwich City Community Sports Foundation

New for 2023, our Sports Coaching and Development course offers you the chance to study a diploma in sports alongside coaching and development training with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation – the official charity of Norwich City Football Club.

You will combine practical lessons and academic studies with the development of your sport and exercise skills, leadership, problem solving, communication and coaching. You will achieve a diploma in Sports Coaching and Development, the equivalent to two A Levels.

Alongside these units, you will also complete additional sporting qualifications with the Community Sports Foundation in coaching and sports development. These qualifications are recognised by sporting industry providers which allows greater variety of progression into your desired sports career.

Units you may study include:

  • Anatomy and physiology for sport
  • Planning and leading sports activities
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness testing
  • Fitness training and programming

Why study with us:

  • Train as a coach with NCFC and gain qualifications through the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation.
  • Hear from a range of guest speakers and take opportunities in a wide variety of work placements.
  • Regular use of our on-site sports hall and fitness suites to help you to practise your coaching, leadership and gym instructing and develop your own health and fitness.

This course is planned to be delivered across both the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth campuses to maximise the use of facilities. Transport between campuses will be available.


You will need to have achieved English and Maths GCSEs at a grade 4 or above.


You can progress onto the FdSc/BSc (Hons) Sport, Health and Exercise degree through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.

You can also progress into employment in careers such as a fitness and personal trainer, sports therapist, sports coach, play worker, nutritionist and sports psychologist.