This framework provides the vocational pathway for children’s physical activity and school sport delivery and development. It is designed to ensure that there are suitably qualified people with the knowledge, understanding and competency to deliver, plan, organise and assess the learning of children in a range of environments including the community and schools.
It is a good introduction to opportunities to work as a physical education and school sport professional delivering low-risk activities through the curriculum and/or extra-curricular activities.
This is an appropriate pathway for candidates with existing qualifications in coaching, sport and leadership, and a progression route for intermediate apprentices in activity leadership. A high standard of English and maths will be expected.
Apprentices must have a positive, can-do attitude and be willing and motivated to succeed.
Police background checks may be required.
The course will cover all aspects of how to successfully plan, deliver, organise and assess the learning of children in a range of environments, including the community and schools.
Assessments will take place through vocational competence, the development of a portfolio of evidence and assessment for the technical qualifications associated with the pathway. English and maths will be assessed through controlled assessment or exam.
There are no additional costs involved with this course.
You can progress to permanent employment within the active leisure industry as a support PE teacher or in a community sport role.
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
Sports coach Ellie Wheeldon-Jones is planning to go to Australia to teach swimming after successfully completing a foundation degree course in sports coaching at Derby College. Ellie, who has always been sporty, would like to travel and take a break from studying before deciding whether or not to take a third-year top up degree course. Like her sister Sophie, who is now a personal trainer, and her boyfriend Mykylo, a semi-professional cricketer, Ellie initially took the BTEC sports sciences course at Derby College after leaving school following GCSEs.She then went on to take her foundation degree at Broomfield Hall and is currently working as a children's swimming coach as well as teaching tampolining to adults.
Ellie said: "One of the best things about the foundation degree course was the amount of one-to-one attention you receive. Our groups were small so the lecturers had more time to dedicate to you. It was hard work but I enjoyed it and felt very comfortable at Broomfield."
Ellie has participated in many sports including gymnastics, athletics and running during and since her schooldays. She has also swum at county level.