The Derby County Community Trust Education and Football programme gives aspiring young footballers the opportunity to develop their 11-a-side football skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport to enhance their career prospects.
The College’s partnership with the award-winning DCCT enables learners to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the football-focussed curriculum.
Training sessions and competitive fixtures are carried out alongside your main programme of study.
Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in football and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.
Entry to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport requires candidates to have a minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C grades (including English and Maths).
Learners may also be able to access the DCCT Education and Football programme by studying at Level 2 or A-levels, depending on if the timetable fits in with training sessions and fixtures. However any GCSE resit requirements will take priority over your access to training.
On successful completion of the course, learners may wish to progress to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Derby College or to seek employment within the sport and leisure sector.
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.