The Sports Science and Advanced Research study programme is a two-year course designed to develop the skills and knowledge base of learners with a keen interest in the science of sport.
It consists of the 90-credit Diploma studied in Year 1 and the Extended Diploma completed in Year 2. Learners will study in both practical and theoretical settings. This is an ideal pathway for learners wishing to advance their studies at university.
Learners will need to complete an interview and screening test in maths and English.
The entry requirements for this course are five GCSEs graded at between 9-6 including Maths and English. Any achievement in BTEC Sport qualifications at Level 2 will only be considered if at a Merit or Distinction grade.
Learners are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that each learner works to the deadlines set or they may face changes to, or withdrawal from, their study programme. Practical sessions are compulsory, so learners must be physically able to take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions.
You will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. Learners are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time. You can expect to be assessed through:
The course requires a kit to be purchased. The cost of this will be finalised at the start of the course but is expected to be in the region of £140. This will include yearly gym membership and the end-of-year celebration event. This money should be received before November. There may also be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
It is an ideal pathway for those seeking to study at university level.
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."