Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport Coaching and Development and Business


Combine your passion for sport with business management expertise and real-world leadership skills.

This exciting programme is a two year qualification and you will finish with a National Foundation Diploma in Sport Coaching and Development and a National Foundation Diploma in Business alongside a CIMSPA recognised certificate as an assistant coach.

You will examine key business areas, including marketing, finance, enterprise and events management, and their relationship with sport. The course is planned in such a way that the timetable compliments our in-house sports academies training schedule so that you are able to combine your studies with your pursuit of excellence within your own sporting discipline.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will study the follwing in the first year:

Personal and Business Finance, Developing a Marketing Campaign, Managing an Event, Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry, Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity

What Next?

This qualification equips you with UCAS points to enter higher education. It could allow you to progress to degree level studies in Business and/or Sport, direct employment as a sports coach or a career in Marketing or Finance.

Our Sports courses will help you get to the ceiling of your ability and this could be Regional, National or even International level competition. You could also progress to University or into direct employment.

Potential careers:

  • Sports Professional
  • Sports Therapist
  • Sport and Exercise Scientist
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Sports Coach, Physiotherapist
  • Leisure Centre Manager
  • Leisure Centre Assistant
  • Outdoor Activities Instructor
  • Health and Fitness Instructor
  • Pool/Beach Lifeguard
  • Personal Trainer
  • Gym Instructor

Ready to take the next step?

Reaching your career goals is just a click away.


16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

In need of more advice?

Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

Experience what the future
has to offer at Oaklands College

Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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