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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Level 2 Sport study programme is designed for students who have already studied at Level 2 but are not advancing to a Level 3 programme due to their GCSE English and Maths grades.

Students will need to have completed the mandatory elements of their previous study, including any externally set assessments and exams.

Entry requirements

You will need to complete an interview and screening test in maths and English. The entry requirements for this course are the successful completion of a Level 2 qualification, but not the GCSE requirements.
 
The study programme will focus on the achievement of English and Maths GCSEs.
 
You are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that you work to the deadlines set or you risk the chance of not achieving your programme of study.
 
Practical sessions are compulsory, so you must be physically able to
take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions. You will also be expected to volunteer on selected weekends throughout the year to gain work experience at major events such as the Ramathon.

Course Content

The course is made up of a number of units and topics which can include:
  • GCSE English and Maths
  • Physical Activity
  • Community Sports Project
  • Work Placement
It also includes a tutorial session to monitor your progress, set targets, support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills. The completion of your GCSE will enable you to apply for higher level courses.
 
You need to be aware that certain volunteering events take place at weekends and you will be expected to attend these.

How will I be assessed?

You will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. You are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time. You will be assessed through practical demonstrations, logbooks and performance records, written reports and essays, presentations, workbooks, discussions and vivas.

Maths and English will be assessed through a final exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You are expected to contribute to the cost of trips, guest speakers and yearly gym membership. This cost is expected to be £50. Uniforms must be purchased if not already owned.
 
There may be additional events during the year to which you are
expected to contribute. Financial assistance is available depending on your individual circumstances.
 
For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
Your progression is linked to your achievement of GCSE English and Maths. You may then consider applying to the:
  • Foundation Diploma in Sport
  • Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services
  • Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction
 
Careers
 
Alternatively you may wish to seek employment or an apprenticeship in the sport and active leisure industry.

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Kirsty Peinelt

Kirsty Peinelt

Runner Kirsty is well on road to diploma in sports therapy

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.

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