Level 4

Community Coaching for England Level 4 HTQ

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
£7,000 * Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
£7,000 * Southend Campus


Unlock Your Potential! Become a Certified Community Coach with Pearson's BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate.

This esteemed program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the field of community coaching. This comprehensive certificate offers a solid foundation in coaching principles, techniques, and best practices specifically tailored for the unique context of England.

Throughout the program, students will delve into various aspects of community coaching, gaining a deep understanding of coaching theories, effective communication strategies, and how to create inclusive and engaging coaching sessions. They will also explore the importance of sports psychology, athlete development, and sports nutrition, enabling them to provide holistic support to individuals and teams in community settings.

The curriculum places a strong emphasis on practical application, encouraging students to actively engage in coaching sessions and real-world scenarios. This hands-on approach allows aspiring coaches to develop their skills, build confidence, and refine their coaching techniques under the guidance of experienced professionals.

Expertise and Accreditation

This certificate is recognised and accredited by Pearson, a globally renowned education provider.

Career Opportunities

Community coaching is a rapidly growing field with diverse career opportunities. By obtaining this certificate, you will enhance your employability and open doors to various roles.

Specialised Focus

This course is specifically tailored for community coaching in England, ensuring that you gain insights and knowledge that are relevant to the local context.

Practical Application

The program places a strong emphasis on practical learning and application. You will have opportunities to engage in hands-on coaching sessions, work with real clients, and participate in simulations.

Holistic Approach

Community coaching goes beyond technical skills. This course covers a wide range of topics, including sports psychology, athlete development, communication, and nutrition. By gaining knowledge in these areas, you will be equipped to support individuals holistically and contribute to their overall well-being.

Networking and Mentoring

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to connect with experienced coaches and professionals in the field.

Personal Development

In addition to professional skills, the program focuses on personal development. You will enhance your leadership abilities, communication skills, and critical thinking, which are transferable skills applicable to various areas of life.

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Sport or Sport & Exercise Science
  • GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
  • other related Level 3 qualifications
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
  • relevant work experience


  • an international equivalent to the above qualifications

Course Structure

You will study these modules:

  • Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Professional Skills (Pearson-set)
  • Coaching Practice & Skill Development
  • Training, Fitness, Testing
  • Lifestyle Coaching
  • Community Coaching

Assessment & Feedback

Written Assignments

These are typically individual tasks where you are given a specific topic or problem to address. You will need to produce a written response or essay based on your understanding and analysis of the topic.

Group Assessment

Group assessments involve collaborating with other students to complete a task or project. This can include activities such as group presentations, group reports, or group discussions. The purpose is to assess your ability to work effectively as part of a team and to achieve collective goals.

Peer Assessment

Peer assessment involves evaluating the work of your fellow classmates or group members. It allows students to provide feedback and assess each other's performance based on predefined criteria. Peer assessment can be conducted through structured forms, individual feedback, or group discussions.

Portfolio Assessment

Portfolio assessment involves collecting and presenting a compilation of your work, which may include assignments, projects, reflections, and other evidence of your learning. Portfolios provide a holistic view of your progress over time and allow for self-reflection on your achievements and areas for improvement.

Practice-Related Coursework

This type of assessment focuses on applying theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios or practical tasks. It may involve case studies, simulations, fieldwork, or other hands-on activities that require you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in a practical context.

Course Cost

Adult, full_time: £7,000

Attendance type: Full time

What Next...

By successfully completing this Level 4 Higher National Certificate, individuals will be well-prepared to pursue a rewarding career in community coaching. Whether aspiring to work with grassroots sports clubs, community organisations, or youth development programs, graduates will possess the expertise needed to make a positive impact on individuals and communities through the power of sport and coaching.