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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Performance Golf Academy programme provides talented young golfers with the opportunity to develop their golf skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport.
 
The College’s partnership with Performance Golf and Morley Hayes Golf Club enables students to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the golf-focussed curriculum.
 
Your academic performance will impact your access to the golf competition 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 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

Course Content

The course includes:
  • A dedicated three-day-per-week training calendar
  • Opportunities to progress to elite level pathways
  • Access to an extensive range of regional and national tournaments
  • A comprehensive competitions programme
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support

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.

How will I be assessed?

Students will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit.  They can expect to be assessed through:

  • practical demonstration
  • logbooks and performance records
  • written reports and essays
  • presentations
  • workbooks
  • discussions and vivas

There will be an externally set and moderated exam for Anatomy and Physiology, plus an additional externally set synoptic assessment.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The Academy fees are £11750 in total. This includes the costs of your residential accommodation, daily meal allowance, trips and speakers, free gym membership, Golf Academy fees, plus your Academy and College kit.
The kit is to be worn in every lesson and while training or representing the College or Golf Academy.
 
The Performance Golf Academy kit should be ordered in agreement with Performance Golf. Students 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?

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.

 

 

 

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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