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.
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.
The course covers the key aspects of sport in the first year:
Learners will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. Learners can expect to be assessed through:
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.
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.
The completion of GCSE English and Maths is paramount for your future career options and progression to other courses.
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."