The Sports Science and Advanced Research study programme is a two-year course designed to develop the skills and knowledge base of students with a keen interest in the science of sport.
It consists of the Foundation Diploma studied in Year 1 and the Extended Diploma completed in Year 2. Students will study in both practical and theoretical settings. This is an ideal pathway for anyone wishing to advance their studies at university: as such, all students will have a guaranteed offer for the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching delivered at Derby College.
Students 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 9-5 (A*-C) including Maths and English. Any achievement in BTEC Sport qualifications at Level 2 will only be considered if at a Merit or Distinction grade.
Students are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that each student works to the deadlines set or they may face changes to, or withdrawal from, their study programme. Practical sessions are compulsory, so students 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. Students are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time. You can expect to be assessed through:
Anatomy will be assessed through an externally set and moderated exam.
It is an ideal pathway for those seeking to study at university level.
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.