Cricket Derbyshire and Derby College have worked in partnership to create a cricket offer for talented internationally based players. The Academy offers training and qualifications for young people from the age of 16 who have strong English language skills and excellent cricketing abilities.
This is a fantastic offer for players who are interested in improving their performance and taking part in cricket events and coaching. Young people taking part will have the best of both worlds: training in Derbyshire County Cricket Club's facilities and taking practical lessons with professional qualified ECB coaches and players at the County Ground, while learning about sport at Derby College.
Training sessions and competitive fixtures are carried out alongside your main programme of study. Your academic performance will impact your access to matches and training, so you must maintain high levels of attendance and keep up to date with your assessments.
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 club cricket and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.
Entry to the Level 3 Sport programme requires candidates to have an equivalent minimum of five GCSEs at levels 9-4 (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
Derby College’s involvement with Cricket Derbyshire's International Performance Academy enables high quality sports courses with a cricket focus to be delivered to students. Highly qualified and respected cricket coaches will develop your cricketing skills and will provide:
The Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and wellbeing, professional development and practical sport.
On successful completion of the course, you may wish to progress to other Level 3 qualifications and then to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Derby College or to seek employment within the sport and leisure sector.
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.
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.