For specific curriculum content, please see the Sports Coaching and Development or Skills for Sport pages.
Assessments occur throughout the year depending on the subjects studied. See information on our Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development course or Skills for Sport course for more details.
Learners 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. An additional cost of £60 is to be paid for the year-end celebration meal and yearly gym membership. There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
There is no expectation that riders will have their own bikes. However, they are welcome to use them if they do. Riders are advised to provide their own helmets and shoes - although, again, these can be provided.
For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.
On successful completion of the course, learners may wish to progress to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching or 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.