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.
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.