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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Level 1 Sport study programme is designed for students who must focus on achieving their GCSE English and Maths grades, and whose achievement in these subjects is at level 2-1.

Students will study a Sport programme which supplements the delivery of  Functional Skills so they can achieve these qualifications.

They will also have the opportunity to achieve technical qualifications such as SL1 and First Aid and to gain valuable careers opportunities through work placements.

A Sports programme covering the core concepts will prepare students for studying Sport at Level 2.

 

Entry requirements

The course is designed for students with low-level GCSE grades (3-1) or limited qualification achievements. It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of behaviour and attendance and to meeting deadlines.

Candidates will be invited for an interview and screening test as part of the application process. You are welcome to attend the Sport Information Evenings held at the College throughout the year for further details. 

Course Content

The programme will enhance your understanding in:
  • Searching for sports jobs
  • Participation in exercise programmes
  • Maths skills
  • Working in a sport and leisure environment
  • Taking part in sport
  • Health and fitness
  • English skills
  • Volunteering
You will develop your skills in maths and English to support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills. 
 
You need to be aware that certain volunteering events take place at weekends and you will be expected to attend these or find work experience in your free time.

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods will vary. You are expected to build a portfolio of evidence for each unit. Assessments will include presentations, essays, workbooks, discussions, practical performance, physical testing and role play. You will need to meet deadlines and work on multiple tasks throughout the year.  
 
Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment
or final exam.

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.

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.

Financial assistance is available, depending on your circumstances.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

This course is designed to allow you to move to higher level Sport courses to develop your skills further, or to another course in another area of study. This will be dependent on your attendance, behaviour and references from teaching staff. The achievement of maths and English is a priority for progression.
 
Courses that would be suitable are:
  • Leadership and Security Skills for the Public Services
  • Developing Careers in Sport
  • Gym and Fitness Instruction
Careers
 
The skills you gain are transferable to a wide range of career areas but will particularly enable you to join organisations within the sport and leisure sector.

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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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.

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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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