The course duration is set in line with VISA conditions, with a minimum of six months of study required.
Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in golf and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance. Ideally, players are expected to have single figure handicaps.
Entry to the Level 3 Sport course requires candidates to have a minimum equivalent of five GCSEs at 4-9 (A*- C) grades (including English and Maths).
Pre-reading around the subject areas identified below is recommended.
If you have any questions regarding international VISA applications, please contact Oliver.Stonier@derby-college.ac.uk
All students will study a full-time Sport qualification alongside the Golf Academy requirements.
The Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and well-being, professional development and practical sport.
Students will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. They can expect to be assessed through:
There will be an externally set and moderated exam for Anatomy and Physiology, plus an additional externally set synoptic assessment.
Many successful graduates have gone on to find employment at golf clubs. Others have continued to study at Level 3 or have gone on to study at a higher level at Derby College, such as the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching.
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.
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."