Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in golf and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.
Entry to the Level 3 Sport course 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 Performance Golf Academy by studying at Level 2 or A-levels, depending on whether the timetable fits in with training sessions and fixtures.
All learners will study a full-time Sport qualification alongside the Golf Academy requirements.
Learners will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. They can expect to be assessed through:
Learners need to purchase a Derby College kit. The cost of this will be finalised at the start of the course but is expected to be in the region of £70 and will include yearly gym membership and the end-of-year celebration event. This money should be received before November. There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or tournaments. Learners are expected to have their own clubs available throughout the year.
The Academy fees are set by Performance Golf. Any questions regarding these fees should be addressed to Nigel Furniss @ Performance Golf. As part of the fees, players will receive a Performance Golf kit package.
The College offers residential accommodation if required.
On successful completion of the course, learners can apply for a higher level of study at Derby College such as the:
Alternatively they may wish to seek employment within the sports and active leisure sector.
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."