(Short Course) Sports Coaching Professional Academy

Course details

  • Duration 1 week
  • Location Wrexham

Why choose this course?

Do you have an interest in sports coaching? This course: • Provides opportunities to enhance and develop your coaching performance and techniques within sport. • Introduces you to a range of sport and physical activity theoretical concepts. • Provides an understanding of the health and safety aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing coaching

What you will study

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Role of a Coach
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Physical and psychological demands of sport and physical activity
  • Rules and Regulations

Day 2

  • Duty of Care
  • Communicating to Participants
  • Safe Coaching Practice
  • Planning Coaching Sessions
  • Progressive Coaching

Day 3

  • Preparing the Coaching Environment
  • Reviewing Coaching Sessions
  • Self-Development
  • Practical Sessions

Day 4

  • Practical Sessions
  • Reflective Practice

Day 5

  • Student Practical Delivery (Assessment)

Entry requirements & applying

If you would like to find out more please register your interest.

Teaching & Assessment

Assessment Task: Practical (20 minutes)

Students will be required to deliver a 20-minute practical activity using a sport of their choice. The session will include the following:

  • 5-minute warm-up
  • 10-minute activity
  • 5-minute cool-down

The student must conduct a pre-safety check prior to delivery in line with their risk assessment for the venue prior to their delivery.

Assessment Task: Reflective Practice Essay (2000 words)

Using the sessions designed within the module’s formative tasks, the student will write a reflective essay that appropriately outlines their professional practice. Drawing upon theory explored within the module, students will identify current strengths within their delivery and also highlight areas of development in order to inform future practice.
The essay will incorporate elements of goal setting and monitoring whilst displaying the student’s ability to plan, prioritise and manage their development effectively.

Fees & funding


Course dates

If you would like to find out more please register your interest.