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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 0

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 in Sport 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 will take place at Derby College's Broomfield Hall Campus, with games played at the Johnson Building. The Sports curriculum elements are delivered at Broomfield Hall Campus.

Your academic performance will impact your access to matches and training, so you must maintain high levels of attendance and keep up to date with your assessments.

The course duration is set in line with visa conditions, with a minimum of six months of study required.

 

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 requires candidates to have an equivalent minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C (9-4) grades (including English and Maths).

Pre-reading around the subject areas identified below is recommended.

If you have any questions regarding international visa applications, please contact Oliver.Stonier@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 competitions programme
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support

The Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and wellbeing, professional development and practical sport.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be continuous over your duration of study. Assessment methods will vary depending on the subjects delivered and will include an externally set and moderated exam, externally set synoptic assessment and two internally assessed units.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The Academy fees are £8,750 in total. This includes the costs of your residential accommodation, daily meal allowance, trips and speakers, free gym membership, plus your Academy and College kit. The kit is to be worn in every lesson and while training or representing the College or  Academy.
 
The Derby Trailblazers Academy kit should also be ordered in agreement with Derby Trailblazers. Learners are encouraged to secure their place on College courses before arranging for the Academy kits to be ordered.   
 
Residential accommodation is based at Broomfield Hall Campus. It is single occupancy with a daily meal allowance included in the Academy fees. For further information about our 'outstanding' Ofsted rated accommodation provision, please contact Stephen.rodger@derby-college.ac.uk

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the course, students may wish to progress to other Level 3 qualifications and then to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Derby College or to seek employment within the sport and leisure sector.

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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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