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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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Missed exam targets a ‘blessing’ as Flo launches fitness career with college

Apprentice personal trainer Florence Phillips said missing out on the exam results she hoped for was a "blessing" ...because it gave her a chance to go to Derby College and launch her career.
 
Nineteen-year-old Flo said instead of going to sixth form college, which had been her plan, she opted to go into fitness because she was keen on gym at school.
 
Having passed sports coaching and development with flying colours as a student at Broomfield Hall, she then landed an apprenticeship at B Physical in Ashbourne.
 
Flo has now taken a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course and she will complete Level 3 Personal Training this summer. She enjoys her job and said she made the right decision in coming to Derby College.

I didn't get the GCSEs I needed to go to sixth form, which is a blessing because it meant I went to college.


I find the exams the hardest but the college gives me all the support I need. At college somebody took me to one side and told me this job could be good for me, so I applied and got it.


College has been really important to me. I'd love to be a personal trainer and stay here. I love taking classes. I take about nine a week, which is really good.


 

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