BTEC Sports Coaching & Development

As part of this course, you will learn about the different aspects of sport, from coaching to fitness testing and the organisation and development of sport.

This course is ideal for those who want to pursue the academic study of sport.


To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive College interview is required.

This qualification allows learners to personalise their study towards the sports and disciplines of their choice.

The course can be linked to external qualifications such as Community Sports Leaders Awards, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or Sports National Governing Body Awards.

Currently the course is assessed through 100% coursework.

Many students who study Sport go on to complete a degree in areas such as Sports Science, Physiotherapy and Physical Education. There are many higher education establishments offering Sport related degrees.

Sport provides work for 600,000 people in the UK alone and contributes £8 billion to the UK economy each year.