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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Extended Certificate in Sport is designed to build your skills and knowledge base. It is suitable for students who have a high level of 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 flexible programme can be studied over one, two or three years and allows students to progress into employment or higher education.

Entry requirements

You will need to have an interview and complete a screening test in maths and English. The entry requirements are five GCSEs graded between 7-5, including Maths and English.

Any achievements in BTEC Sport qualifications at Level 2 will only be considered if they are at Merit or Distinction grade.

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. You should apply for this pathway with a clear goal of higher level study at university.

We expect that all students want to be physically active and are enthusiastic about participating in a range of sports.

Course Content

The course is made up of a number of units including:
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Practical sport
  • Professional development in sport
  • Fitness training programming and wellbeing
The course will also include a work placement, tutorial and the development of English and maths skills to support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.
 
You will have the opportunity to study Level 2 mutli-skills development, First Aid and SL2 in order to further your career prospects.

How will I be assessed?

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

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

Your knowledge of anatomy and physiology will be assessed through an externally set and moderated exam.

You will be expected to meet deadlines and work on multiple tasks throughout the year. Your workload will be challenging so excellent organisation and time management skills are essential. The qualification submission policy will be explained to you and must be adhered to.

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 £100 and will include your contribution towards the end-of-year celebration event, trips and guest speakers. This money is to be received before November and in return you will get free gym membership for the academic year.
 
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
 
Overseas work placements are available too.

If you also join one of our Sports Academies, such as Derby Trailblazers, you may be required to purchase an Academy-specific uniform which is an additional cost set by that Academy.

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 (Years 2 and 3)
  • Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Derby College

 

Careers
 

You may also wish to seek employment in the sports and active leisure industry. The skills gained on the course are, however, transferable to a wider range of job areas.

 

 

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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E. Wheeldon-Jones

E. Wheeldon-Jones

Former sports student Ellie prepares for coaching trip to Australia

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.

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