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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This 12-week programme, running from September - December 2020, will enable you to build up your skillset for roles within the sport sector.  You will cover a range of topics and enhance both your theoretical knowledge and practical skills. 

The programme is aimed at those students who have secured a placement opportunity with a relevant employer, commencing from January 2021, or for students aged 19+ aiming to gain further practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to support their future apprenticeship or employment applications.

The course will include attendance at Broomfield Hall, remote learning via the Microsoft Teams platform, and undertaking relevant work experience within a placement of your choice.  The programme will offer you guidance on the industry, career routes and pathways, and a broad range of key discussion points to help you within your chosen career.

Entry requirements

You need to have obtained a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject.

You will also be required to have obtained GCSE English/Maths at grade 2/D.

Relevant industry experience is advantageous.

Course Content

You will cover a range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Gym Instructing
  • Fitness
  • Sports Coaching
  • Health and Safety

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written essays, professional discussions and practical observations.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to purchase the DCG uniform T-shirt/jumper.

What can I do after this course?

 

You can progress into an apprenticeship, should you have secured a suitable employer, or other employment in the sector.

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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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Jess Guest

Jess Guest

Apprenticeship leads to leisure centre personal trainer job for Jess

As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest. Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council.
 
While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three. Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship,
 
Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction. In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.
 
Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.

 


Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.


 

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