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.
As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest. Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council.
While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three. Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship,
Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction. In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.
Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.
Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.