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East Norfolk Sixth Form College is delighted to be the only college locally with Community Sports Foundation Hub status.

The unique learning environment created through a Norwich City based programme allows students to be exposed to a variety of working areas of a professional football club and its staff.

The BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching course is ideally suited to anyone with a passion for sport coaching, or health and exercise with a desire to improve their knowledge of a wide range of topics. The course is designed to give you insight and experience in sports coaching and help prepare you for a career in the industry whilst keeping options open for a range of progression destinations.

Students will have access to the college’s Personal Trainer to help them with their physiological development as part of their weekly training schedule.

Please note - A £200 enrolment fee is charged by the Community Sports Foundation for this programme. The fee includes; full training kit, four week pre-season including a two weeks residential and fully comprehensive player injury insurance.

In addition to this course, we also offer the The Elite Extra Programme - for further details please click here.


This course is assessed entirely by coursework.

Learners will be assessed through a mixture of methods including assignments, presentations, group tasks and practical assessments.

Entry Requirements

5 x grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language and Maths. Grade 4 or above in GCSE Science and Physical Education is desirable.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


You will gain valuable skills required to be an effective sports coach by studying a range of units including:

• Developing coaching skills

• Sports Development

• Organising Sports Events

• Psychology in Sport

• Careers in Sport

• Fitness Testing

The course will give learners the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through our partnership with the Community Sport Foundation giving students the opportunity to apply their learning.


Upon completion learners would be well prepared for progression into the coaching industry and will also be able to apply for progression to higher education.

Students will be offered the chance to undertake additional NGB coaching qualifications during their studies to help prepare them for employment upon completion of the course. These include:

L1 Multi-skills Award in Sport - £50

L1 Gym Instructing - £30

L1 Football - £100

Please note course prices are subject to change

Students are offered the chance to try cryotherapy, visit St Georges Park and develop their leadership skills through our work experience links.

Course Information


BTEC Level 3

Course Work