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.
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
The Academy includes:
The Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and wellbeing, professional development and practical sport.
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.
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.
Apprentice personal trainer Florence Phillips said missing out on the exam results she hoped for was a "blessing" ...because it gave her a chance to go to Derby College and launch her career.
Nineteen-year-old Flo said instead of going to sixth form college, which had been her plan, she opted to go into fitness because she was keen on gym at school.
Having passed sports coaching and development with flying colours as a student at Broomfield Hall, she then landed an apprenticeship at B Physical in Ashbourne.
Flo has now taken a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course and she will complete Level 3 Personal Training this summer. She enjoys her job and said she made the right decision in coming to Derby College.
I didn't get the GCSEs I needed to go to sixth form, which is a blessing because it meant I went to college.
I find the exams the hardest but the college gives me all the support I need. At college somebody took me to one side and told me this job could be good for me, so I applied and got it.
College has been really important to me. I'd love to be a personal trainer and stay here. I love taking classes. I take about nine a week, which is really good.