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.
The course includes:
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.
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 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.
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."