Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Intermediate
31 August 2020TBCClare Powell

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

The Intermediate Football Coaching Programme is run in conjunction with Portsmouth In The Community. The programme will cover theoretical and practical aspects of sport coaching and fitness, and develop your understanding of the leisure industry. You will also have the chance to develop practical coaching experience by assisting with community football programmes run by Portsmouth across the Island.


This course is for anyone who is interested in starting a career in the sport and fitness industry. Students who are interested in both academic and practical studies will do well on the programme.


This is an opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in sport, coaching, and the leisure industry. The programme will also cover employability skills, to prepare learners for future careers.

On the Level 2 course you will gain a wide range of skills including how to:

  • Design and conduct training sessions for a variety of age groups.
  • Work with a team of players and coaches
  • Identify personal development opportunities in football including administration and officiating.
  • Promote and establish working relationships between players, coaches, parents and officials.
  • Safely organise and supervise activities
  • Understand different aspects of coaching
  • Understand how to plan and deliver effective exercise sessions for clients

You will be assessed by a mixture of written projects and assignments and practical assessment. You will also be required to pass a practical gym coaching session.


Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise in physical activity
  • Plan gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise


Your course will include functional skill modules to help you develop these essential skills. You will be assessed, and will attend both of the following modules.

  • English
  • Maths


Students who successfully complete this course and who also have GCSE Maths and English at C (Grade 4) or above can progress onto the Level 3 Football Coaching Programme at the College, or other sport and fitness related courses, employment or apprenticeships. Successful students could also progress into entry-level employment in the leisure or football industries, and could play a substantial role in community football coaching.


All full time students pay a £55 resource fee plus approx. £200 for a Portsmouth In The Community Kit Pack which all learners are required to purchase. For information on support and funding available to students, please call Student Services on 01983 550581.

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 2 learners Over the course of your Level 2 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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