Get qualified in sports coaching

Sport and physical activity

We provide a range of National Governing Body sports coaching qualifications to enrich your CV and employability.

  • Short courses to boost your CV

  • Increase your employability

  • Get qualified and become a sports coach

  • All courses are recognised by National Governing Bodies

There are options to pay by instalments and early bird offers for some courses. Places are limited on most courses so book now to avoid disappointment.

Browse our coaching short courses

  • Basketball Coaching & Officiating, Awards

    These qualifications are perfect, whatever your level of experience, be it starting out as a coach or taking on the role of umpire for a team.

  • Netball Coaching & Officiating

    Develop your coaching skills through one of the leading England Netball coaching qualifications. Learn the rules of netball, start to officiate or push yourself to new levels on the officiating courses.

  • Introduction to Coaching Football

    This award is the first stepping-stone on the coaching pathway. It will provide you with an introduction to coaching the game and working with players from under 7 upwards.

  • Futsal Coaching, National Futsal Course

    Develop an understanding of Futsal and the laws of the game on our National Futsal Course. You'll gain practical experience that you can apply to your own environments.

  • Hockey Umpiring

    Our online Hockey Umpiring course is for anyone who will be umpiring 11-a-side games. On completion, you'll receive your Level 1 Unassessed Umpires Certificate.

  • Emergency First Aid at Work, QA Level 3 Award

    The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace.

  • Multi Skills Level 2

    This Level 2 course will help you to up-skill in the area of multi-skills development in sport.

  • England Rugby Coaching & Refereeing

    Gain an extra qualification outside of your degree at UCLan by completing a Rugby Award. Additional qualifications look great on your CV when you are applying for jobs no matter what area it’s in.

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Want up to 50% off your sports coaching or officiating course?

Volunteer in your chosen sport and you could get help to fund your qualification. You could receive up to 50% off the course. All sports coaching and officiating courses will be considered, just complete the application form and you could be qualified very soon.

FAQs about sports coaching courses

  • Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre

    The Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre is our multi-million pound, state-of-the-art indoor facility located at the heart of our Preston Campus.

  • Sports arena

    Our sports arena is Preston’s premier multi-sports venue. We cater for a wide range of outdoor sports such as football, rugby, athletics, hockey, tennis, netball, cycling and rounders.

  • School of Health, Social Work and Sport

    Our School of Health, Social Work and Sport is the one of the largest providers of health, social care, sports education, and professional development in the North West.