The Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sports Science study programme is a two-year course designed to develop the skills and knowledge base of students with a keen interest in the science of sport.
It consists of the Foundation Diploma studied in Year 1 and the Extended Diploma completed in Year 2. Students will study in both practical and theoretical settings. This is an ideal pathway for anyone wishing to advance their studies at university: as such, all students will have a guaranteed offer for the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching delivered at Derby College.
Students will need to complete an interview and screening test in maths and English.
The entry requirements for this course are five GCSEs graded at between 9-5 (A*-C) including Maths and English. Any achievement in BTEC Sport qualifications at Level 2 will only be considered if at a Merit or Distinction grade.
Students are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that each student works to the deadlines set or they may face changes to, or withdrawal from, their study programme. Practical sessions are compulsory, so students must be physically able to take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions.
You will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. Students are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time. You can expect to be assessed through:
Anatomy will be assessed through an externally set and moderated exam.
If you also join one of our sports academies, you may be required to purchase an academy-specific uniform which is an additional cost set by that academy.
For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.
It is an ideal pathway for those seeking to study at university level.
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.