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.
Ever since school, Katy Morten had set her heart on becoming a personal trainer.
By the age of just 21, she had already achieved her career goal – thanks to a sport apprenticeship programme run by Derbyshire Dales District Council in partnership with Derby College.
Having secured a full-time job as an instructor at Bakewell Swimming Pool, Katy particularly enjoys helping people to reach their goals – whether it be weight loss or training for a particular sporting event.
I knew I could get nationally recognised qualifications more quickly on an apprenticeship – and having lots of work experience in the industry under my belt would stand me in good stead when looking for employment. Plus, who could argue with being paid to learn?
There’s a real feel-good factor to my job – just knowing you have helped someone improve their lifestyle and become happier with themselves.