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Level: N/A

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Derby Trailblazers Basketball Academy programme gives aspiring young basketballers the opportunity to develop their basketball skills while studying academic qualifications to enhance their career prospects.

The College’s partnership with the Derby Trailblazers enables students to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the basketball-focussed curriculum.

Training and curriculum delivery will take place at Derby College Group's Broomfield Hall site.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in basketball and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.

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

Students can also access the Trailblazers Academy by studying the Level 2 Diploma in Sports Performance. Other programmes such as A-levels may allow partial access to the full training programme or have an impact on access to competitions and games.

If you have any questions, please contact paul.bowen@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Content

The Academy includes:

  • A dedicated training calendar
  • Opportunities to progress to elite level pathways
  • Access to AoC Sport regional and national trials
  • A comprehensive EABL, WEABL, AoC and local competitions programme
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support
  • A dedicated elite athlete academic study programme offer

For specific course content, please visit the website pages relating to our  Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching and Development course or Level 2 Sports Performance (Basketball) pages.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments occur throughout the year depending on the subjects studied. See information on our Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development course or our Level 2 Sports Performance courses for more details.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Students are expected to wear black tops (T-shirts, jumpers, hoodies etc) when in class and when representing the sports department during trips and visits. Students are free to wear what they choose on their lower half, as long as it is suitable for the activity being undertaken. Footwear needs to be appropriate to the surface being played on.

We recommend the purchase of a DCG-branded top to aid team identity. This is, however, not mandatory: we merely expect compliance with our colour code. T-shirts would cost in the region of £15 each.

You may be required to purchase Trailblazers-specific kit which is an additional cost set by the Academy.

 

What can I do after this course?

Progress is determined by how well you do in your academic studies. Alternatively students may seek employment within the sport and leisure sector. You will also be provided with information about scholarships in the United States while studying with the Academy.

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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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