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Level: N/A

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Performance Golf Academy programme provides talented young golfers with the opportunity to develop their golf skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport.
 
The College’s partnership with Performance Golf and Morley Hayes Golf Club enables students to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the golf-focussed curriculum.
 
The Golf Academy is delivered by Performance Golf. Fees apply. For further details on costs, please email nigel@performance-golf.co.uk

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in golf and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance. Ideally golfers would be playing at - or playing towards - a single figure handicap.

Entry to the Level 3 Sport course requires candidates to have a minimum of five GCSEs at levels 9-4 (A*- C) including English and Maths.

Students may also be able to access the Performance Golf Academy by studying at Level 2 or A-levels, depending on whether the timetable fits in with training sessions and fixtures. GCSE resits will take priority over the Performance Golf training sessions.

Course Content

The course includes:
  • A dedicated three-day-per-week training calendar
  • Opportunities to progress to elite level pathways
  • Access to an extensive range of regional and national tournaments
  • A comprehensive competitions programme
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support

All students will study a full-time Sport qualification alongside the Golf Academy requirements.

How will I be assessed?

Students will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit.  They can expect to be assessed through:

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

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. 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.
 
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
 
Overseas work placements are available.

For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.

Residential accommodation is based at Broomfield Hall Campus. It is single occupancy with a daily meal allowance included in the fees. For further information about our 'outstanding' Ofsted-rated accommodation provision, please contact maria.banks@derby-college.ac.uk.

The Academy fees are set by Performance Golf. Any questions regarding these fees should be addressed to Nigel Furniss at Performance Golf. As part of the fees, players will receive a Performance Golf kit package.

 

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the course, students can apply for a higher level of study at Derby College such as the:

  • Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

Alternatively they may wish to seek employment within the sports and active leisure sector. A number of Performance Golf Academy graduates have gone on to work in golf clubs, to work towards professional status or have been offered golfing scholarships in the United States.

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Rosie Sharp

Rosie Sharp

College powers weight trainer Rosie’s gym career forward

Fitness apprentice Rosie Sharp said Derby College is "100 percent" behind turning her passion for gym training into a new career.
Rosie, 20, decided against going on to further studies after taking philosophy, psychology and law at A-level.
Instead she worked in sales at a sports magazine but eventually found the job was not really for her.
But Rosie has been keen on weight training from the age of 17, and when she found an apprentice job advertised online at B Physical in Ashbourne, she decided to go for it.
Despite having no directly relevant qualifications she managed to demonstrate her commitment to the gym environment and landed the role.
Rosie said she wasn't sporty at all at school and her mum just said "really...?", when she told her she was going to work in her a gym.
She said the college and B Physical worked closely together. She was visited once a week as part of her course.
Rosie has now passed Level 2 Personal Training and is considering going on to Level 3.
In addition, she said she had also taken a sports massage distance learning course and may take her career in that direction.

Derby College has been 100 per cent important for my career because without the qualification I couldn't do what I'm doing – I had no fitness qualifications before I came here.

The college and gym work well together, and it was all relevant to what I needed to learn. It's been really good.


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