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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Diploma in Coaching Sport course is designed to build your skills and knowledge base in coaching. It is suitable for students who have a keen interest in sports coaching or sports development. You will study in both practical and theoretical settings to understand advanced concepts in various areas of sport and you will take a number of technical qualifications to enable you to work towards employment in the sector.

This particular course is linked to the ESP Leadership Academy. As such, every student will be placed into schools to deliver coaching and multi-sports lessons as a requisite of their assessments.

This is a one-year study plan in which you can resit your GCSE Maths. On successful achievement of this, you can progress to the Extended Diploma in subsequent years. The course is not designed for learners wanting to progress into higher education.

Entry requirements

You will need to have an interview and possibly complete a screening test in maths and English. The majority of your GCSE grades will need to be between 6-4, plus a grade 3 in Maths. Your GCSE resit will be a compulsory aspect of this programme.

Any achievements in BTEC Sport qualifications at Level 2 will only be considered if they are at Merit or Distinction grade. Your grade profile and screening results may determine the level at which you study Sport alongside your GCSE resits.

You are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, understanding of safeguarding procedures, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that you work to the deadlines set or you may face changes to, or withdrawal from, your study programme.

Course Content

The course covers the key aspects of sport in the first year:

  • Practical Sport
  • Anatomy and Physiology
It will also include a work placement, tutorial and the development of English and maths skills to support your main programme of study, to help your future progression and to enhance your life skills. 
 
You will also be given the opportunity to achieve qualifications such as SL2 and First Aid.
 
You need to be aware that certain volunteering events and work placements take place at weekends or evenings and you will be expected to attend these. We ask that you understand this expectation before you commit to other activities, as many of the ESP school games events depend on your involvement to enable them to run safely and efficiently.
 
You have to fulfil a minimum of 72 hours on work placement. Many of these hours will be offered to you through our existing partnerships with employers.

We expect students to show enthusiasm towards helping the community and a commitment to improving their academic and vocational skills in order to progress into employment.

How will I be assessed?

Students can expect to be assessed through:

  • multiple choice exams
  • practical demonstration
  • logbooks and performance records
  • written reports and essays
  • presentations
  • workbooks
  • discussions and vivas

Students will be expected to meet deadlines and work on multiple tasks throughout the year.

Your GCSE resits grade will be the culmination of a final exam outcome.

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 placement in schools. The minimum expectation for the uniform is that you wear a plain black T-shirt or polo shirt and sweatshirt etc. DC Uniforms can be purchased for £50.
 
All learners must have a tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.
 
A one-off payment of £50 is required as a contribution towards the end-of-year celebration event, DBS requirements, transport, trips and guest speakers. This money is to be received before November and in return you will have free gym membership for the academic year.
 
As part of the ESP Leadership Academy, you will be provided with a T-shirt that you must wear at external ESP Academy events.
 
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
 
Overseas work placements are available.

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.

 

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
The course provides an excellent platform for progression to the:
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Coaching Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Activities

The completion of GCSE Maths is paramount for your future career options and progression to other courses.

Careers
 
You may also wish to seek employment in the sports and active leisure industry as a sports coach, sports development assistant, leisure operator or sports leader. You do not, of course, have to enter the sport and active leisure industry as the skills gained on the course are transferable to a wider range of job areas.

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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