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.
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.
The course covers the key aspects of sport in the first year:
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.
Students can expect to be assessed through:
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.
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.
The completion of GCSE Maths is paramount for your future career options and progression to other courses.
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.
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.