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Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This framework provides the vocational pathway for children’s physical activity and school sport delivery and development. It is designed to ensure that there are suitably qualified people with the knowledge, understanding and competency to deliver, plan, organise and assess the learning of children in a range of environments including the community and schools.

It is a good introduction to opportunities to work as a physical education and school sport professional delivering low-risk activities through the curriculum and/or extra-curricular activities.

Entry requirements

This is an appropriate pathway for candidates with existing qualifications in coaching, sport and leadership, and a progression route for intermediate apprentices in activity leadership. A high standard of English and maths will be expected.

Apprentices must have a positive, can-do attitude and be willing and motivated to succeed.

Police background checks may be required.

Course Content

The course will cover all aspects of how to successfully plan, deliver, organise and assess the learning of children in a range of environments, including the community and schools.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take place through vocational competence, the development of a portfolio of evidence and assessment for the technical qualifications associated with the pathway. English and maths will be assessed through controlled assessment or exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs involved with this course.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to permanent employment within the active leisure industry as a support PE teacher or in a community sport role.




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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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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

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."

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