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.
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.