College Courses

NCFE NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership (1 Year)

Course Duration

1 Year

Course Info

The NVQ allows students the opportunity to gain academic and practical skills. It is a practical based qualification which suits those learners who like to learn by doing. It requires 100% commitment to work based learning and a flexible approach to study. Typically, you will learn by helping within the PE department, a fitness facility,

Organising coaching sessions and helping with equipment. A reflective portfolio is kept documenting all knowledge needed and evidence for this course.

Typical units include health & safety, equality & diversity, setting up equipment and coaching a session.

Typically, students also resit GCSE English and/or maths alongside this qualification


You will be assessed through a portfolio-based folder, containing all the core knowledge you need to deliver sessions, including evidence of taking part in practical and class based activities. You need to demonstrate an interest in working with children, adults and participants with disabilities working towards developing their skills, and confidence within sport sessions. You will be based in school for two to three days each week whilst the remainder of the week will be spent in the community undertaking work experience organising and running sport sessions. You will need a flexible approach to studying as you may be required to assist on sessions during evenings or weekends.


Studying for an NVQ is ideal if you wish to gain employment and work experience within designing, coaching and evaluating sports sessions. Level 2 NVQ is an essential qualification if you wish to work within the coaching industry.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSE Grades 3 or D grade
An appropriate Level 1 Qualification and maths & English Language Grade 3 or functional Skills equivalent


You will be required to purchase training kit/uniform