This Level 1 College Diploma in Sport and Fitness study programme is designed for students who must focus on achieving their GCSE English and Maths grades, and whose achievement in these subjects is currently at level 2-1.
Students will study a Sport programme which supplements the delivery of GCSE resits so they can achieve these qualifications.
They will also have the chance to achieve technical qualifications such as SL1 and First Aid and to gain valuable careers opportunities through work placements.
A Sports programme covering the core concepts will prepare students for studying Sport at Level 2.
The course is designed for students with low-level GCSE grades (1-3) or limited qualification achievements. It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of behaviour and attendance and to meeting deadlines.
Candidates will be invited for an interview and screening test as part of the application process. You are welcome to attend the Sport Information Evenings held at the College throughout the year for further details.
Students must be motivated to achieve English and Maths as this is the primary aim of this study programme.
For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.
If you also join one of our sports academies, such as Derby Trailblazers, you may be required to purchase an academy-specific uniform which is an additional cost set by that academy.
Financial assistance is available, depending on your circumstances.
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.