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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Sports Coaching and Development course is designed to build your skills and knowledge base. It is suitable for learners who have a keen interest in sports coaching or sports development. You will study in both practical and theoretical settings to understand advanced concepts in various areas of sport. 

This is the first part of a three-year study programme in which you will resit your GCSEs in English and Maths in the first year. This is to ensure your options for employment or higher education are improved on completion of the programme.

Entry requirements

You will need to have an interview and complete a screening test in maths and English. The entry requirements are four GCSEs graded between 5-4 plus grade 3 in Maths and English. GCSE resits will be a compulsory aspect of this programme.

Any achievements in BTEC Sport qualifications at Level 2 will only be considered if they are at Merit or Distinction grade. Your grade profile and screening results may determine the level at which you study sport alongside your GCSE resits.

You are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that you work to the deadlines set or you may face changes to, or withdrawal from, your study programme.

Course Content

The course covers the key aspects of sport in the first year:

  • Sports psychology
  • Anatomy
  • Risk in sport
  • Physiology
The course will also include a work placement, tutorial and the development of English and maths skills to support your main programme of study, to help your future progression and to enhance your life skills. 
 
You will also be given the opportunity to focus on other sporting topics such as sports coaching, nutrition, injuries, sports leadership and practical sport in Years 2 and 3.

How will I be assessed?

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

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

Learners will be expected to meet deadlines and work on multiple tasks throughout the year.

Your GCSE resits will be the culmination of course work and exam outcomes.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to purchase a kit. The cost of this will be finalised at the start of the course but is expected to be in the region of £140. This also includes the year-end celebration meal and yearly gym membership. This money is to be received before November. There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits. 

If you also join one of our sports academies, such as Derby Trailblazers, you may also be required to purchase an academy-specific uniform.

 

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
The course provides an excellent platform for progression to the:
  • BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) (Years 2 and 3)
  • University of Derby Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

The completion of GCSE English and Maths is paramount for your future career options and progression to other courses.

Careers
 
You may also wish to seek employment in the sports and active leisure industry as a sports coach, sports development assistant, leisure operator or sports leader. You do not, of course, have to enter the sport and active leisure industry as the skills gained on the course are transferable to a wider range of job areas.

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Katy Morten

Katy Morten

Ahead of the game in a sporting career

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.
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