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Level: N/A

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Premier Leaders Academy programme focuses on the development and leadership of sport. Learners need to have a passion for sport but need not be actively involved in playing sport.
 
Premier Leaders help to advance the organisation and delivery of sport and leisure activities across the College and in the wider community - from organising tournaments and fixtures to leading and promoting sports activities. The programme is an opportunity for them to develop these important skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport to enhance their career prospects.
 
The College’s commitment to health and lifestyle management - covering areas such as nutrition, stress and fitness - enables Premier Leaders to work with a diverse range of people. The programme is an excellent choice for learners wishing to work within sports promotion, sports development, leadership or facility management.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who are highly motivated to engage in the College's health agenda and who show a desire and willingness to develop their leadership, management and sports promotion skills.


Entry to the Level 3 Sport course requires candidates to have a minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C grades (including English and Maths). However, learners with a grade D in one of these subjects may be accepted subject to screening results.

Course Content

The course includes:

  • An extensive programme of sports leadership opportunities
  • Opportunities to engage with large local events such as the Ramathon, Derby 10k and health events
  • Guidance and job evaluation from the College's Further Education Sports Co-ordinator
  • Collaboration with sports facility managers and sports activators

All learners will study a full-time Sport qualification alongside the Premier Leaders Academy requirements. For further information regarding the content of these programmes, please see our Sports Coaching and Development course pages.

How will I be assessed?

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

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

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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 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 visits.

Premier Leaders will be provided with a Leadership Academy T-shirt.

The College offers residential accommodation if required.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
The course provides an excellent platform for progression to the:
  • BTEC Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) (Year 2)
  • University of Derby Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching
Careers
 
You may also wish to train further or to seek employment in the sports and active leisure industry as a sports leader, sports development assistant, PE teacher or health and wellness advisor. 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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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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Katy Morten

Katy Morten

Ahead of the game in a sporting career

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.
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