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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Level 1 College Diploma in Sport and Fitness study programme is designed for students who must focus on achieving their GCSE English and Maths grades, and whose achievement in these subjects is currently at level 2-1.

Students will study a Sport programme which supplements the delivery of  GCSE resits so they can achieve these qualifications.

They will also have the chance to achieve technical qualifications such as SL1 and First Aid and to gain valuable careers opportunities through work placements.

A Sport programme covering the core concepts will prepare students for studying Sport at Level 2.

 

Entry requirements

The course is designed for students with low-level GCSE grades (1-3) or limited qualification achievements. It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of behaviour and attendance and to meeting deadlines.

Candidates will be invited for an interview and screening test as part of the application process. You are welcome to join the Sport Information Evenings held at the College throughout the year for further details. 

Students must be motivated to achieve English and Maths qualifications as this is the primary aim of this study programme.

Course Content

The programme will enhance your understanding in:
  • Searching for sports jobs
  • Participation in exercise programmes
  • Maths skills
  • Working in a sport and leisure environment
  • Taking part in sport
  • Health and fitness
  • English skills
  • Volunteering
  • Digital skills
You will develop your skills in maths and English to support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills. 
 
You need to be aware that certain volunteering events take place at weekends and you will be expected to attend these or find work experience in your free time.

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods will vary. You are expected to build a portfolio of evidence for each unit. Assessments will include presentations, essays, workbooks, discussions, practical performance, physical testing and role play. You will need to meet deadlines and work on multiple tasks throughout the year.  
 
Maths and English will be assessed through a series of final examinations.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to have a uniform that is worn every day and when you are on work experience. The minimum expectation for the uniform is that you wear a plain black T-shirt or polo shirt and sweatshirt etc. Students can wear whatever they feel comfortable in on their lower half, as long as it is appropriate to the activity being undertaken.
 
All learners are advised to have a tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.
 
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
 
If you also join one of our sports academies, such as Derby Trailblazers, you may be required to purchase an academy-specific uniform which is an additional cost set by that academy.

Financial assistance is available, depending on your circumstances.

What can I do after this course?

Further study

This course is designed to allow you to move to higher level Sport programmes to develop your skills further, or to another course in another area of study. This will be dependent on your attendance, behaviour and references from teaching staff. The achievement of Maths and English qualifications is a priority for progression.
 
Courses that would be suitable for your next step are:
  • Level 2 Diploma in Sports Performance
  • Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction
Careers
 
The skills you gain are transferable to a wide range of career areas but will particularly enable you to join organisations within the sport and leisure sector.

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This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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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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