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Sports Coaching Diploma



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
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

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

Course Curriculum

Sports Coaching Diploma - Updated Version
Module 1: Introduction to Sports Coaching 00:23:00
Module 2: Psychological, Motivational, and Behavioural Training for Sports 00:30:00
Module 3: Techniques for Sports Coaching 00:20:00
Module 4: Physical Fitness and Training 00:19:00
Module 5: Management Skills for a Sports Coach 00:20:00
Module 6: Coaching for Popular Sports 00:25:00
Module 7: Nutrition Concerns for Athletes 00:20:00
Module 8: Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation 00:17:00
Module 9: Children and Parent in Sports 00:17:00
Module 10: Women Coaches 00:17:00
Module 11: Coaching and Ethical Practice 00:27:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Sports Coaching Diploma 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Sports Coaching Diploma 00:20:00
Sports Coaching Diploma - Old Version
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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Course Reviews


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  1. 5

    Very educating and overall great course outlines.

  2. 5

    really good course for people in the sports sector to gain knowledge and to increase their experience in the sports field

  3. Informative


    easy to follow. good base for building knowlegde

  4. Sports Coaching Diploma


    Trying to take the best out of a bad situation, during this pandemic time, I decided to take on the One Education Sports Coaching Diploma course. If you are looking to take a Sports Coach Diploma, I would recommend this one. Well-structured, clear and straightforward!

  5. Good course to be a coach.


    I’m sure this will help me out in the near future.

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