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Sports Coaches train athletes and individuals to help them get to the top of their game. They are motivators and an essential support system, responsible for ensuring that their clients reach their personal goals and improve all areas of performance. If you’re considering a career as a Sports Coach, then this Sports Coaching Diploma is for you.

In this sports coach certificate, you will develop essential leadership skills, learn about the difference between coaching and mentoring, and gain an insight into the psychology of sports coaching. You will also explore injury prevention methods, rehabilitation and drug culture.

This in-depth program includes case studies and practical exercises that you can apply in the real world. On completion, you will be familiar with a wide range of training techniques, with the essential skills required to fast track your career.

Highlights of  The Sports Coaching Diploma:

  • Fast track your career with a recognised certificate in Sports Coaching
  • Learn the fundamental principles and practices of sports coaching
  • Understand the key differences between a coach and a mentor
  • Familiarise with the role and responsibilities of a Sports Coach
  • Gain an insight into the psychology of sports coaching
  • Develop core communication, time management and leadership skills
  • Know how to set realistic long-term goals and challenges for your clients
  • Explore a wide range of physical training techniques and methods for athletes
  • Learn about the anaerobic system, target heartrates & macronutrients
  • Broaden your understanding of injury prevention and rehabilitation

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Video Lessons

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and a Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Sports Coaching Diploma is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Who is This Course for?

This introductory training course is for individuals who are considering a career in sports coaching, and those who are new to the role who want to develop their skillset. This course is also ideal for those who work in the sports and fitness industry, who want to gain a better understanding of the role of a sports coach.

Career Path

On successful completion, learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of sports coaching and will have developed some essential skills required to take their first steps into this industry. Career opportunities in this field include:

  • Sports Coach
  • PE Teacher
  • Fitness Motivator
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Centre Supervisor


The learners have to successfully complete the assessment of this course to achieve the CPD, CMA & IAO accredited certificate. Digital certificates can be ordered for only £10. The learner can purchase printed hard copies inside the UK for £29, and international students can purchase printed hard copies for £39.

Course Curriculum

Sports Coaching Diploma
Module 01: Introduction to Sports Coaching 00:12:00
Module 02: Skills and Responsibilities of Sports Coaches 00:15:00
Module 03: Principles of Coaching 00:20:00
Module 04: The Psychology of Sports Coaching – Part 1 00:25:00
Module 05: The Psychology of Sports Coaching – Part 2 00:20:00
Module 06: Physical Fitness for Athletes – Part 1 00:20:00
Module 07: Physical Fitness for Athletes – Part 2 00:20:00
Module 08: Coaching Football – Techniques 00:30:00
Module 09: Coaching Football – Tactics 00:15:00
Module 10: Coaching Strategies in Cricket 00:25:00
Module 11: Notes for Coaches in Cricket 00:25:00
Module 12: Coaching for Other Popular Sports 00:35:00
Module 13: Battling Drugs 00:20:00
Module 14: Nutrition Concerns for Athletes 00:20:00
Module 15: Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation 00:15:00


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  1. good course


    helpful and full of information

  2. Very Informative


    I found this course interesting and helpful, i can now use my knowledge to coach and to help me for university. This has also widened my knowledge about coaching other sports I’m not as familiar with.

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