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Activity Leadership Certificate Level 2

This is a vocational based course where skills and knowledge are developed in real life industry based environments. You will be required to show competencies through working with young people in primary and secondary school settings. Whilst planning, delivering and evaluating learners will also be required to produce a portfolio of evidence which will provide evidence of the key requirements for an activity leader / sports coach.

Due to the vocational nature of the course all learners looking to complete the course will benefit from having a work placement in position prior to starting. Students on the course have had opportunities to participate in a number of events and courses including Football, Boccia, Paragames, Panathlon, Cricket, Tennis and delivery of secondary school PE lessons.

Previous trips have included Manchester United Football Club, City of Manchester Stadium, Wembley Stadium and also Woodlands Outdoor Adventurous Activities Camp.

Some of the units that you will study include-
Unit 1: Prepare for activity sessions
Unit 2: Lead activity sessions
Unit 3: Conclude and review activity sessions
Unit 4: Support the work of the team and organisation
Unit 5: Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Sport & Exercise Sciences
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Sutton Coldfield College
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths, We will also consider Level 1 sport qualifications with Merit grade or above.

Delivery and Assessment

This programme is 50% course work which will include group projects, presentations, reports, professional discussions, event managment and a portfolio of evidence. The other 50% of assessment will take place through practical observations within a sports leadership / coaching environment.


Completion of this course will enable you to progress onto a level 3 BTEC Sports course as well as provide you with skills and knowledge to gain employment within the activity leadership / sports coaching industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Sports Coaches
  • Sports Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Fitness Instructors
  • Gym Managers
  • PE Teachers