Sports coaching training

Find out what training the different sports coaching courses offer.

Young Leader Award (9 to 13 years)

A six to ten hour course for young people between the ages of nine and 13 that promotes working with younger children and teaches leadership skills through a range of games and activities.

Read more information about the Young Leader Award at Sports Leaders UK.

Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership (13+ years)

This nationally recognised qualification enables you to lead small groups in simple sport and recreational activity under supervision. The 33-hour course teaches leadership through sport, with no entrance requirements or exams.

Read more information about the Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership at Sports Leaders UK.

Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership (16+)

This nationally recognised qualification enables you to lead small groups of people in sport and recreational activities. The 42-hour course teaches leadership skills through sport, plus 10 hours volunteer work. There are no entrance requirements or exams.

Read more information about the Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership at Sports Leaders UK.

Coaching courses for specific sports

National Governing Bodies of Sport offer their own particular courses to help you become a sports coach. If you are interested in a specific sport click on the link below to download National Governing Body contact details of that sport to find out their coaching award structure.

Read more information about National Governing Body courses at Sports Leaders UK.

Register as a casual coach

If you already have a Level 2 qualification and coaching experience, you can register with us as a casual coach. For more information, send an email to sport@bristol.gov.uk to let us know your qualifications and experience. All coaches are subject to a full CRB check.

Contact information

Sport and Physical Activity (Public Health)

City Hall

PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

Email: sport@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 4719