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Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The East Midlands Golf Academy programme provides talented young golfers with the opportunity to develop their golf skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport.
 
The College’s partnership with EMGA and Morley Hayes Golf Club enables students to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the golf-focussed curriculum.
 
The Golf Academy is delivered by EMGA. Fees apply. For further details on costs, please email james@emga.co.uk

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in golf and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance. Ideally golfers would be playing at - or playing towards - a single figure handicap.

Entry to the Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development course requires candidates to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*- C), including English and Maths, in order to access the full Academy schedule.

Students may also be able to access the Golf Academy by studying at Level 2 or A-levels, depending on whether the timetable fits in with training sessions and fixtures. GCSE resits will take priority over the training sessions.

Course Content

The course includes:
  • A dedicated training calendar
  • Opportunities to progress to elite level pathways
  • Options to enter a range of regional and national tournaments
  • Trips and visits
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support

All students will study a full-time Sport qualification alongside the EMGA requirements.

How will I be assessed?

Your golfing performance will be developed with the support of a number of specialist and well respected coaches.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Curriculum requirements:
 
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. DCG uniforms can be purchased for £50.
 
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.
 
The Academy fees are set by the East Midlands Golf Academy. Any questions regarding these fees should be addressed to James Whatley at EMGA. As part of the fees, players will receive an EMGA kit package.

 

What can I do after this course?

On successful completion of the course, students can apply for a higher level of study with Derby College Group such as the:

  • Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

Alternatively they may wish to seek employment within the sports and active leisure sector. A number of East Midlands Golf Academy graduates have gone on to work in golf clubs, to work towards professional status or have been offered golfing scholarships in the United States.

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement. The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.
 
On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship. Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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