Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Sport and Coaching Principles (Technical Award)


NEW Level 1 /2  Vocational Award in Sport and Coaching Principles (Technical Award) added to DfE 2024 performance tables

Teaching: Sep 2022
Awarding: Jun 2024
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Sector overview

Sport in the UK has achieved incredible results in recent years, with the British Olympic and Paralympic Teams both finishing second in the medal tables in Rio 2016, and the UK continuing to host some of the world’s biggest sporting events. UK Sport has identified coaching as a key element of the high-performance system in the UK. Coaching, alongside other key performance support services such as Sports Medicine and Sports Science, Performance Lifestyle and Research and Innovation, plays a crucial role in ensuring the ongoing success of British athletes.

Qualification objective

The Vocational Award in Sport and Coaching Principles has been designed to support learners in schools who want to learn about this vocational sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study. It is most suitable as a foundation for further study. This further study would provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to employment.

Prior learning requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, learners would find the following learning skills and aptitudes helpful: basic proficiency in literacy and numeracy, some aptitude for working with computers and motivation to work independently.

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Level 1/2 Vocational Award Sport and Coaching Principles Course Companion 


This book has been written specifically for the WJEC and Eduqas Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Sport and Coaching Principles course. This book is suitable for students of all abilities, and it covers the knowledge and skills they will need as they progress through the course.


Stuart Vaudin has taught Physical Education and a range of vocational subjects for thirty two years. He has also worked for major awarding bodies for the last twenty five years as a marker and the last eight years as a Principal Examiner and Principal Moderator. In that time he has been responsible for specification development, production of resources, delivering CPD and assessment.


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