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Coaching in the Community (Reading FC) Level 2 Diploma

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Key information

Qualification type


Course code



Level 2


1 year


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

Start date

Sep 2021

New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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Pursue a career in football with a college study programme that mixes playing and training with coaching and learning.

If you want to prepare for a career in the sport and leisure industry, particularly in a community role, then this is the qualification for you. The programme will also help you to develop entrepreneurial and/or enterprise skills that are important in a community sports environment.

This programme is run in partnership with Reading Football Club, where students will be able to undertake an exciting work experience placement during their studies. 



What I'll learn

The core units are:    

  • work experience
  • community project
  • diversity and social inclusion
  • people skills in sport and active leisure
  • enterprise awareness
  • delivering an activity session


How I'll learn

This qualification consists of 40 credits. You will study six, core units and four optional units. The range of optional units will enable you to focus on a particular strand of learning and interest whilst the mandatory units provide a good introduction to support progress into the workplace or further study.


How I'll be assessed

You will have a work experience placement with Reading Football Club. The work experience element is key to providing opportunities to enthuse you and allow you to experience working in a community role within a professional sport club or sport and leisure industry environment.

At the end of the qualification you will gain the Sport, Enterprise and the Community Level 2 Diploma.

When you have successfully completed this programme you can progress on to a range of Level 3 courses: 


Entry Requirements

You need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 (D), including maths and English, or Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.