Sports Coaching Level 3

Course code: OSC1043
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Improve your knowledge of what a sports coach does with this level 3 course!

  • Understand the role of a sports coach and the skills you’ll need to become one.
  • Learn more about the human body’s anatomy and physiology.
  • Study various coaching methods and how to adapt to coach special populations.
  • Develop your understanding of athletes and the ethics involved in sports coaching.
Course Overview

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Course Duration

Up to one year

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assessments

Course Content
  • Definition of sports coaching
  • Skills required to be a good sports coach
  • Different roles of a sports coach
  • Developing a coaching philosophy
  • A team philosophy
  • The skeleton
  • Joints
  • Different types of joints
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • The muscular system
  • The respiratory system
  • The SMARTER goal-setting model
  • The seven C’s of coaching credibility
  • The GROW model
  • The application of the GROW model to sports
  • What is a special population?
  • Primary-level coaching methods
  • Secondary-level coaching methods
  • Apply coaching techniques to special population groups
  • Identity
  • Developmentalism
  • Disability and athletic identity
  • Identity, self-perception and performance
  • Evaluation
  • What is meant by 'ethics'?
  • The ten ethical areas in sports coaching
  • Working within ethical frameworks
  • Identifying specific coaching frameworks