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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Derby Trailblazers Basketball Academy programme gives aspiring young basketballers the opportunity to develop their basketball skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport to enhance their career prospects.

The College’s partnership with the Derby Trailblazers and Noel Baker School enables students to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the basketball-focussed curriculum.

Training will take place at Derby College's Johnson Building and Noel Baker School, with the curriculum elements being delivered at Broomfield Hall Campus.

Your academic performance will impact your access to matches and training, so you must maintain high levels of attendance and keep up to date with your assessments.

The course duration is set in line with VISA conditions, with a minimum of six months of study required.

 

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in basketball and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.

Entry to the Level 3 Sport requires candidates to have an equivalent minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C (9-4) grades (including English and Maths).

Pre-reading around the subject areas identified below is recommended.

If you have any questions regarding international VISA applications, please contact Oliver.Stonier@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Content

The Academy includes:

  • A dedicated training calendar
  • Opportunities to progress to elite level pathways
  • Access to AoC Sport regional and national trials
  • A comprehensive competitions programme
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support

The Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and wellbeing, professional development and practical sport.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be continuous over your duration of study. Assessment methods will vary depending on the subjects delivered and will include an externally set and moderated exam, externally set synoptic assessment and two internally assessed units.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The Academy fees are £8750 in total. This includes the costs of your residential accommodation, daily meal allowance, trips and speakers, free gym membership, plus your Academy and College kit. The kit is to be worn in every lesson and while training or representing the College or  Academy.
 
The Derby Trailblazers Academy kit should also be ordered in agreement with Derby Trailblazers. Learners are encouraged to secure their place on College courses before arranging for the Academy kits to be ordered.   
 
Residential accommodation is based at Broomfield Hall Campus. It is single occupancy with a daily meal allowance included in the Academy fees. For further information about our 'outstanding' Ofsted rated accommodation provision, please contact Stephen.rodger@derby-college.ac.uk

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the course, students may wish to progress to other Level 3 qualifications and then to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Derby College or to seek employment within the sport and leisure sector.

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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E. Wheeldon-Jones

E. Wheeldon-Jones

Former sports student Ellie prepares for coaching trip to Australia

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.

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