This course provides learners with an awareness of the health implications of smoking as well as knowledge of strategies and sources of information to assist in smoking cessation.
The course is delivered over ten weeks online and at Broomfield Hall and is scheduled to start on:
EA Thursday: 10/09/20 - 19/11/20
EB Tuesday: 1/12/20 - 23/02/21
EC Wednesday: 10/03/21 - 26/05/21
The course costs £177.50.
A minimum of five candidates need to be enrolled for each course to run.
There are no specific entry requirements but candidates should have the literacy skills to write at a Level 2 standard.
There is one mandatory unit:
During the course, candidates will gain an understanding of the key UK statistics related to smoking, the health implications smoking has for individuals, the key components of tobacco products and the effects they have on the body, and how to assist individuals in smoking cessation.
Assessment is through the completion of in-class worksheets.
There are no additional costs but to access the online sessions you will need a stable wifi connection and your own laptop.
This qualification provides progression to sector-specific qualifications at DCG, for example the:
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.
Keen runner Kirsty Peinelt has always wanted a health related career but hadn't considered sports therapy until her partner needed physiotherapy after an illness a few years ago.
His physiotherapist explained to her how soft tissue massages work so she decided to look into that area of health and fitness and found her ideal course at Derby College. And Kirsty who is 22 and from Heanor, has been gaining valuable hands-on experience as she works towards completing her BTEC level 3 Sports Science Advanced Diploma.
Over the summer break she worked part-time at Belper Life Fitness giving sports massage treatments to people of all ages and fitness levels. As part of her therapist's role she has treated everyone from keen athletes in training for gruelling triathlons through to older people who just want a massage in order to feel better.
Kirsty, who is soon to start the second year of her two year diploma course, hopes to go on to university and study for a degree in physiotherapy. Once qualified she would like to work in the NHS and ideally specialise in paediatric, neurological or malignancy physiotherapy.
Luckily I found just the course I was looking for at Derby College.
My Level 2 course, which I took in 2013/2014, was fantastic – there wasn't a thing about it that I didn't love.
To be a good sports massage therapist you need to thoroughly understand physiology and anatomy, so there is a lot to learn.