Applications are welcomed from individuals who are highly motivated to engage in the College's health and physical activity agenda and who show a desire and willingness to develop their leadership, management and sports promotion skills.
Entry to the Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport course requires candidates to have a minimum of five GCSEs at level 9-4 (A*- C) including English and Maths. However, students with a grade 3 in one of these subjects may be accepted subject to screening results and a positive interview.
The course includes:
All students will study a full-time Sport qualification alongside the Sports Leaders UK Leadership Academy requirements. For further information regarding the content of these programmes, please see our Sports Coaching course pages.
Students will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. They can expect to be assessed through:
Students are expected to purchase a uniform to wear at College and for practical sessions. Kit costs and mandatory contributions towards the end-of-year celebration event, trips and speakers amount to £100. Students will have free gym membership for the academic year once this payment has been received.The cost is non-refundable once the items are ordered or you withdraw from the course.
Sports Leaders will be provided with a Leadership Academy T-shirt in addition to the kit pack. ID cards should be worn at all times with the exception of practical sessions.
The College offers residential accommodation if required.
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.
Keen runner Kirsty Peinelt has always wanted a health related career but hadn't considered sports therapy until her partner needed physiotherapy after an illness a few years ago.
His physiotherapist explained to her how soft tissue massages work so she decided to look into that area of health and fitness and found her ideal course at Derby College.
And Kirsty who is 22 and from Heanor, has been gaining valuable hands-on experience as she works towards completing her BTEC level 3 Sports Science Advanced Diploma.
Over the summer break she worked part-time at Belper Life Fitness giving sports massage treatments to people of all ages and fitness levels.
As part of her therapist's role she has treated everyone from keen athletes in training for gruelling triathlons through to older people who just want a massage in order to feel better.
Kirsty, who is soon to start the second year of her two year diploma course, hopes to go on to university and study for a degree in physiotherapy.
Once qualified she would like to work in the NHS and ideally specialise in paediatric, neurological or malignancy physiotherapy.
Luckily I found just the course I was looking for at Derby College.
My Level 2 course, which I took in 2013/2014, was fantastic – there wasn't a thing about it that I didn't love.
To be a good sports massage therapist you need to thoroughly understand physiology and anatomy, so there is a lot to learn.