This Diploma in Sports Performance (Health and Wellbeing) 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 or both GCSE resits in English and 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 six mandatory units:
Your study programme will also include tutorial, enrichment, work experience totalling 54 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.
There are no additional costs but 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.
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.
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.