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Level: N/A

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: N

Course Summary

The Performance Academy Internships are available in three disciplines: Coaching, Leisure Operations, and Strength and Conditioning.

An internship is an extended work placement designed to provide students with vocational experience and to develop their technical skills. Each internship is planned to last for 12 weeks but these can be extended to cover the full academic year.

Whilst the internship itself offers no formal substantial qualification, smaller professional development qualifications will be delivered to upskill students in areas such as digital skills, nutrition and safeguarding.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the Coaching Internship are: 

  • Good levels of communication
  • Self confidence to lead and instruct sessions
  • Strong motivational skills
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • An existing background or some experience in coaching
  • Aspirations to coach as a career

The entry requirements for the Leisure Operations Internship are:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Knowledge of the rules and equipment requirements for a range of sports
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Strong people skills
  • Good IT skills and social media knowledge
  • Aspirations to work in leisure management

The entry requirements for the Strength and Conditioning Internship are:

  • A background in gym instruction or personal training
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Excellent motivational skills
  • Good communication skills, including through social media
  • Aspirations to work in the fitness industry

GCSE profiles will be reviewed on application.

Course Content

Each internship will focus on the primary roles involved in that career path. Interns will work alongside and support coaches, facility staff and personal trainers to gain experience and understand the role.

Day-to-day activities will revolve around each of the specialisms and can involve: setting up and taking down sports equipment, designing information and engaging clients through social media, delivering sessions, arranging fixtures or events, ensuring health and safety is followed, and organising stores and kit.

Further additional training and qualifications will be included. These will include English and Maths GCSE re-sits if required.

How will I be assessed?

The internship has no formal assessment but interns are expected to keep a detailed work diary over the duration of their programme.

All interns are expected to have exemplary attendance and punctuality and must be properly presented in College uniform at all times.

A professional development plan and skills audit will be developed to plot out the intern's next steps towards their chosen career path.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs.

An intern's timetable may involve evening sessions or travel across sites. The cost of transportation and availability to access late sessions should be considered before applying.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Interns can progress to any full-time course in Sport, commensurate to their GCSE profile and specialist qualifications.

Careers

Interns may wish to continue towards employment in their chosen specialism. Alternatively, they may wish to start a different internship to gain further experience and industry knowledge.

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Karam Singh

Karam Singh

Former Broomfield student and breaking champion in training for 2024 Olympics

With breaking officially confirmed as an Olympic sport, exciting times lie ahead for breaking world champion and former Derby College student Karam Singh. Karam, who took level 3 and a foundation degree in sports coaching at Broomfield, hopes to reach the 2024 Olympics in Paris and bring home a medal.     Now 22, he has been breaking – a competitive form of breakdancing – since he was seven and is currently ranked fourth in the  world and number one in the UK. As well as continuing to practise hard, Karam has also been busy studying – recently graduating from Derby University with a 2:1 in Sports Coaching and Development.   Keen on many sports, he always wanted to train as a sports teacher or coach as a back-up to his breaking career.   He said: “A 2:1 is alright but it’s a shame that I was only few marks off getting a First. It’s been hard studying during lockdown and I didn’t know what to expect at university. We’re a small, close group on the foundation course though and we’ve helped each other get through our degree.”   Karam, who has travelled all over the world and met sporting heroes Usain Bolt and Marcus Rashford through his breaking, believes Broomfield helped take him to the next level.     He added: “I always say Derby College was such a big thing for me. I gained a lot more from going there than I would have done going anywhere else. Broomfield is where I learnt about my body and that’s where the big transformation came. I learnt how to calorie count, manage fitness levels and how to train elite athletes. I’ve managed to apply it to myself and it’s helped me a lot.   Derby College helped me to go from amateur to ‘professional’.”   When he’s not doing a daily workout or practising his dancing – which he does four to five times a week – Karam makes paid-for Tik Tok videos featuring fun dances and breaking tutorials.   He added: “Being accepted as an Olympic sport will give breaking wider recognition and, for the Olympics, it should attract young people who don’t usually follow traditional sports.” 

I always say Derby College was such a big thing for me. I gained a lot more from going there than I would have done going anywhere else. Broomfield is where I learnt about my body and that’s where the big transformation came. I learnt how to calorie count, manage fitness levels and how to train elite athletes. I’ve managed to apply it to myself and it’s helped me a lot.


Derby College helped me to go from amateur to ‘professional’.

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