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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Level 2 Sport study programme is designed for students who must focus on achieving their GCSE English and Maths grades.

Students will study a Sport programme which supplements the delivery of GCSE and Functional Skills. They will also have the opportunity to achieve technical qualifications such as SL2 and First Aid and to gain valuable careers opportunities through work placements.

A Sports programme covering the core concepts will prepare you for studying the subject at Level 3.

Entry requirements

You will need to have the majority of GCSEs graded at level 4-2 and to have competency in English and maths to help with the theoretical aspects of the programme. Students will be studying either a combination of GCSE resits or GCSE and Functional Skills depending on their prior achievements.

You should be able to demonstrate high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that each student works to the deadlines set or they may face changes to, or withdrawal from, their study programme. 

Practical sessions are compulsory, so students must also be physically able to take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions, and ensure good personal hygiene. 

Course Content

This study programme will focus on developing English and maths skills to prepare you for higher level courses.
 
You will cover key topics such as anatomy and physiology; nutrition; communication skills; personal hygiene; customer service; lifestyle; and practical sport.
 
The course is made up of a number of stand-alone qualifications including:
  • First Aid
  • Physical Activity and Fitness
  • GCSE English or Maths
  • Functional English or Maths

The course will also include a work placement and tutorials.

How will I be assessed?

Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

You will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit.  Students are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time.  You 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 placement. 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 receive free gym membership for the academic year.
 
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
 
Overseas work placements are available.

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.

 

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
You could consider progressing to:
  • an apprenticeship in exercise and fitness
  • the Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness
  • the Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport
Careers
 
You may wish to seek employment in the sports and active leisure industry but the skills gained on the course are also transferable to a wide range of jobs in other sectors.

 

 

 

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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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.

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Jess Guest

Jess Guest

Apprenticeship leads to leisure centre personal trainer job for Jess

As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest.

Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council. While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three.

Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship, Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction.

In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.

Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.

 


Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.


 

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