This ACTIVEiQ Level 2 Certificate in Health, Wellbeing and Physical Activity Leadership targets students who are interested in broadening their knowledge about the body, lifestyle, nutrition, promoting healthy lifestyles and delivering activities to help accomplish this.
This is a one-year course and it will be suitable for candidates requiring one GCSE resit in either English or Maths.
It is an ideal choice for students wanting to progress into roles such as Sports Massage Therapist or Community Health Activator.
Minimum entry requirements for this course include an expectation that the majority of your GCSEs are at grade 3 or better. There is the opportunity to resit either English or Maths should your GCSE profile support this.
There is a requirement for communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.
Students should be motivated to undertake physical activity and are encouraged to participate in sports teams and AoC competitions.
The main qualification is made up of eight mandatory units:
Your study programme will also include tutorial, enrichment, work experience totalling 72 hours, maths or English and a selection of additional qualifications such as: Sports Leaders Award, First Aid, Safeguarding, Award in Fitness and Physical Activity, and Assisting Health Related Activity Sessions.
You will be expected to maintain an attendance of over 95% throughout the year.
There will be ongoing assessment throughout the year. Each unit will be assessed through different means and will include worksheets, presentations, case studies, practical delivery and observations.
Your time keeping and organisational skills will need to be strong in order to meet assessment deadlines throughout the year. Your personality and ability to motivate and engage will be a strong focus to prepare for employment in this sector.
Your GCSE English or Maths resit will be assessed through a series of examinations at the end of the year.
This course is CIMSPA endorsed.
There are no additional costs. However, should you wish to, you may apply for a European work experience placement which in previous years has cost in the region of £250.
Students are expected to wear black tops (t-shirts, jumpers, hoodies etc) when in class and when representing the sports department during coaching sessions. Students are free to wear what they choose on their lower half, providing it is suitable for the activity being undertaken.
There are DCG-branded options to purchase should students wish to do so. However, this is not mandatory: we merely expect compliance with our colour code.
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.
For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has 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.
Training for a sport-related career was a natural step for DCG personal training student Christian Flanagan.
Christian, who is 19 and from Allestree, comes from a sports-loving family and has been actively involved in sport from a young age.
He is currently completing level 3 in sports massage at Broomfield Hall, having previously gained a level 2 certificate in gym instruction and level 3 diploma in personal training.
Christian has been going to the gym since he was 12, has played basketball for his county, and at 15 became the fastest 100m runner in his age group in Derbyshire, recording a time of just 10.9 seconds. Until he started college, he ran for Derby Athletic Club at Moorways.
Having a dad who used to play cricket semi-professionally has also been a big influence on his career choices.
Christian added: “I enjoy College. Our lecturers are good, I like the course content and the social side is great. I’d definitely recommend Broomfield Hall and the sports courses if you’re thinking of going into personal training.”
Christian had been working at a Derby gym for a year until the pandemic struck but hopes to get another job as a gym instructor when he leaves college next year.
Ultimately, he would like to work for himself as a personal trainer, with sports massage among the services he’ll be able to offer his own clients.
I enjoy College. Our lecturers are good, I like the course content and the social side is great. I’d definitely recommend Broomfield Hall and the sports courses if you’re thinking of going into personal training