Kick start your career in Sport with Crossbar

With GCSE results just around the corner and our Further Education Programmes due to start in September, NOW is the time to start putting the foundations in place for YOUR future!

After such a successful 2016/17 academic year which saw 21 BTEC learners complete their 1st year as well as 20 Apprentices have such a positive impact in their schools across Shropshire, leading to many of them continuing their journey in sports coaching with Crossbar into the next academic year, its a great time to come on board and further your education with Crossbar....

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)

Two year full time study programme that consists of 9 mandatory units plus optional units that provide

for a combined total of 180 credits.

Programme overview

  • Main Qualification in the subject of your choice

  • English & mathematics qualifications for all learners who have not yet achieved A*- C (9-4) grade in either subject

  • External Work Placement which is planned with you at the start of your course and links to your career goals and ambitions

  • Weekly Tutorial with your personal tutor

  • A wide range of Enrichment Activities to support your broader skills, such as teamwork or communication

  • Weekly training sessions and game fixtures taken by Crossbar’s experienced coaches.

  • Weekly strength and conditioning sessions

  • Educational visits throughout the programme

Who is this course for?

The qualification is aimed to post 16 learners who wish to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the sports industry. The qualification is the equivalent in size to three A Levels and has been designed as a full two year programme.

What could this qualification lead to?

Learners who have completed the qualification in two years may progress to higher education, BTEC carries points which is converted to UCAS points. The overall points recieved for your course, will help outline which route you will take.

Career Prospects

PE teacher, Sports Therapy, Sports Coach, Gym Instructor, Sales or Personal, Fitness Training, Sports Psychology, Sports Tuition, Lifeguarding, Leisure Centre Management, Sports Business Management and Outdoor Pursuits

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs (and equivalent) C or above including maths and English or completed level 2 vocational course at Distinction or Subsidiary.


Advanced Sports Coaching Apprenticeship

Crossbar Coaching - Education In Sport offers fantastic opportunities for enthusiastic, talented people to build a career and deliver to schools and local communities.

The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Assist with the planning and delivery of physical activity sessions

  • Develop and inspire young people to live and lead active lifestyles

  • Assist in the production of accurate assessments and reports on children and young people’s progress

  • Have existing knowledge of the school PE National Curriculum (Desirable)

Successful candidates will assist in the delivery of sport and physical activities to children and young people, both in school curriculum time following the PE National Curriculum and/or set programs of study and also deliver a range of OSHL, (Out Of School Hours Learning) extracurricular activities before school, at lunch times, after school and in school holiday periods 5 days a week including some evenings and weekends.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to assist with the planning and delivery of physical activity sessions

  • Develop and inspire young people to live and lead active lifestyles

  • Able to assist in the production of accurate assessments and reports on children and young people’s progress

  • Knowledge of the school PE National Curriculum (Desirable)

Personal qualities

  • Basic computer skills

  • Reliable with strong time management

  • Self-motivated and have a passion for teaching/coaching

  • Previous experience of physical activity delivery would be highly beneficial

  • Demonstrate and articulate that they have a clear passion and drive to inspire young people through sport and physical activity.

  • Meet outcomes and results with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on expectations for high quality standards.

  • Critically assess own performance in a mature and credible manner

  • Deal with a range of different situations.

  • Be reliable, tolerant and determined.

  • Be an empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view.

  • Articulate themselves in a professional well-presented and professional manner at all times.

  • Responsible and accountable.

  • Motivate and instil confidence in others, have a presence and be able to get on with others and be a team-player.

  • No criminal convictions or cautions that would prevent you working with children

Qualifications required

  • 5 GCSEs grade A-C or equivalent.

  • Any relevant sport qualifications (Desirable)


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Crossbar Coaching - Education In Sport

Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre
Near Newport
United Kingdom
TF10 9AT

01952 677965

Crossbar Coaching - Education in Sport Ltd, Co. Reg 09270297