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 golf and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance. Ideally, players are expected to have single figure handicaps.
Entry to the Level 3 Sport course requires candidates to have a minimum equivalent of five GCSEs at 4-9 (A*- C) 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
All students will study a full-time Sport qualification alongside the Golf Academy requirements.
The Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and well-being, professional development and practical sport.
Students will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. They can expect to be assessed through:
There will be an externally set and moderated exam for Anatomy and Physiology, plus an additional externally set synoptic assessment.
Many successful graduates have gone on to find employment at golf clubs. Others have continued to study at Level 3 or have gone on to study at a higher level at Derby College, such as the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching.
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.