Award in the Principles of Coaching Sports - Level 1

Our online level 1 qualification in the principles of coaching sports allows you to study in the comfort of your own home. It will provide you with an introduction to sports coaching and the skills and knowledge to safely deliver sports coaching sessions.

Qualification Purpose

This qualification will: 

  • focus on the study of the principles of coaching sport
  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge 
  • provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills. 

Qualification Objectives

The objectives of this qualification are to: 

  • introduce you to the principles of planning, delivering and reviewing sports coaching activities 
  • enable you to plan, implement and analyse coaching sessions 
  • engage you
  • provide progression from Level 1 through to Level 3. 

To be awarded the NCFE Level 1 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport, you are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units. 

Mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Understanding the fundamentals of coaching sport 
  • Unit 02 Understanding the principles of planning coaching activities in sport 
  • Unit 03 Understanding the principles of conducting coaching activities in sport 
  • Unit 04 Understanding the principles of evaluating coaching activities in sport

Course Cost

The cost of this course is free/£74.25.

1) Free - if you earn less than £20,319 annual gross salary or are on a means-tested benefit.

2) Payment help available - if you earn more than £20,319 (annual gross salary) but are on a low-income, we might be able to help pay part or all of your course fees. Email: for an application form or if you have any questions.

3) Co-funded - if you are on a higher-income, the government could pay approximately half of your course fees.

For more information, please call us on 01623 677 200 or email

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