The course duration is set in line with VISA conditions, with a minimum of six months of study required.
Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in golf and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance. Ideally, players are expected to have single figure handicaps.
Entry to the Level 3 Sport course requires candidates to have a minimum equivalent of five GCSEs at 4-9 (A*- C) 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
All students will study a full-time Sport qualification alongside the Golf Academy requirements.
The Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and well-being, professional development and practical sport.
Students will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. They can expect to be assessed through:
There will be an externally set and moderated exam for Anatomy and Physiology, plus an additional externally set synoptic assessment.
Many successful graduates have gone on to find employment at golf clubs. Others have continued to study at Level 3 or have gone on to study at a higher level at Derby College, such as the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching.
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.
Ever since school, Katy Morten had set her heart on becoming a personal trainer.
By the age of just 21, she had already achieved her career goal – thanks to a sport apprenticeship programme run by Derbyshire Dales District Council in partnership with Derby College.
Having secured a full-time job as an instructor at Bakewell Swimming Pool, Katy particularly enjoys helping people to reach their goals – whether it be weight loss or training for a particular sporting event.
I knew I could get nationally recognised qualifications more quickly on an apprenticeship – and having lots of work experience in the industry under my belt would stand me in good stead when looking for employment. Plus, who could argue with being paid to learn?
There’s a real feel-good factor to my job – just knowing you have helped someone improve their lifestyle and become happier with themselves.