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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Level 2 Diploma in Sports Performance (Basketball) study programme is designed for students who regularly participate in basketball and wish to combine their studies with regular training and competition in this sport.

The study programme includes mandatory sports units such as anatomy, nutrition, coaching and fitness testing. It also includes GSCE English and Maths, tutorial, work experience and sports academy training sessions.

Students applying internally need to evidence high levels of attendance and to be motivated to achieve their English and Maths qualifications.

Entry requirements

You will need to complete an interview and show a desire to achieve both the Maths and English GCSE as this will form a larger proportion of your study. The entry requirements for this course are that the majority of your GCSEs should be graded between 2-3, with English or Maths at 2 or 3.
 
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 or not being selected for competitive fixtures.
 
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 undertake work experience which may involve weekend activity or involvement in AoC officiating.

Course Content

The course is made up of a number of units and topics which can include:
  • GCSE English and Maths
  • Fitness training
  • Anatomy 
  • Lifestyle
  • Nutrition
  • Work placement
  • Fitness testing
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 GCSEs 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.

Your availability for competitive fixtures will be at risk if you do not keep up to date with your work or maintain high attendance levels.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to have a uniform that is worn every day and when you are on work experience. The minimum expectation for the uniform is that you wear a plain black T-shirt or polo shirt and sweatshirt etc. DCG-branded uniform packs can be purchased for around £50.
 
All learners are advised to have a tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.
 
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips, visits or academy kit.

 

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 for the:
  • Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching and Development
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction
 
Careers
 
Alternatively you may wish to seek employment or an apprenticeship in the sport and active leisure industry.

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Karam Singh

Karam Singh

Former Broomfield student and breaking champion in training for 2024 Olympics

With breaking officially confirmed as an Olympic sport, exciting times lie ahead for breaking world champion and former Derby College student Karam Singh. Karam, who took level 3 and a foundation degree in sports coaching at Broomfield, hopes to reach the 2024 Olympics in Paris and bring home a medal.  
 
Now 22, he has been breaking – a competitive form of breakdancing – since he was seven and is currently ranked fourth in the  world and number one in the UK. As well as continuing to practise hard, Karam has also been busy studying – recently graduating from Derby University with a 2:1 in Sports Coaching and Development.
 
Keen on many sports, he always wanted to train as a sports teacher or coach as a back-up to his breaking career.   He said: “A 2:1 is alright but it’s a shame that I was only few marks off getting a First. It’s been hard studying during lockdown and I didn’t know what to expect at university. We’re a small, close group on the foundation course though and we’ve helped each other get through our degree.”   Karam, who has travelled all over the world and met sporting heroes Usain Bolt and Marcus Rashford through his breaking, believes Broomfield helped take him to the next level.  
 
He added: “I always say Derby College was such a big thing for me. I gained a lot more from going there than I would have done going anywhere else. Broomfield is where I learnt about my body and that’s where the big transformation came. I learnt how to calorie count, manage fitness levels and how to train elite athletes. I’ve managed to apply it to myself and it’s helped me a lot.   Derby College helped me to go from amateur to ‘professional’.”
 
When he’s not doing a daily workout or practising his dancing – which he does four to five times a week – Karam makes paid-for Tik Tok videos featuring fun dances and breaking tutorials.   He added: “Being accepted as an Olympic sport will give breaking wider recognition and, for the Olympics, it should attract young people who don’t usually follow traditional sports.”

I always say Derby College was such a big thing for me. I gained a lot more from going there than I would have done going anywhere else. Broomfield is where I learnt about my body and that’s where the big transformation came. I learnt how to calorie count, manage fitness levels and how to train elite athletes. I’ve managed to apply it to myself and it’s helped me a lot.


Derby College helped me to go from amateur to ‘professional’.

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