Sport Courses at Derby College

Get ahead of the game with Derby College Group (DCG). Choose one of our acclaimed study pathways – and make the most of our superb facilities, influential industry links and staff expertise. It’s the ideal way to turn your passion for sport into an action-packed career.

Is this You?

  • Enthusiasm for sport
  • Physical fitness and stamina
  • Determination and commitment
  • The ability to motivate others
  • Good communication skills
  • An exceptional talent in your sport (if you want to compete professionally)

Getting into Sporting Careers

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  • Set the Pace for Success Do you dream of coaching the sports starts of tomorrow, officiating at major sports events, running a sports centre, leading outdoor activities, encouraging people to follow healthier lifestyles, or taking your own sporting prowess to the next level? Then let the dream team at DCG help you reach your personal best.
  • Teamwork Counts Thanks to our collaborations with major sporting names, you can improve your career prospects by undertaking a range of work experience or special projects led by employers. Many of our study pathways also allow you to achieve additional awards in areas like community sports leadership or fitness instruction, bringing an extra dimension to your CV. We have, for instance, forged a partnership with Sports Leaders Qualifications so that you can follow their Leadership Skills Programme.
  • Impressive Facilities You’ll have the chance to boost your own sporting performance in our up-to-date facilities. Our Broomfield Hall sports centre features a fitness gym, multi-use courts and exterior climbing wall alongside a range of outdoor pitches.
  • Achieve More in an Academy If you are a talented athlete, you can join one of our specialist Academies, combining your main programme of study with your training, coaching and competing commitments. You’ll fulfil your sporting potential while gaining valuable qualifications to support your future career. These dynamic opportunities have been made possible through our strong collaborations with the likes of Derby Trailblazers Basketball, Performance Golf and the Cycling Performance Squad.
  • Choose the Right Pathway We offer academic, technical and apprenticeship pathways for your journey to success in the world of sport, along with different entry points depending on your existing qualifications, skills and experience.
  • Is Higher Education Your Goal? Many of our students decide to progress to university to study subjects such as Sports Science, Sports Therapy Sports Management and Health and Fitness. Some have even secured coveted scholarships to combine studying and playing sport in the USA. You don’t even have to leave DCG to take your academic ambitions forward: we offer a two-year Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching, preparing you for careers where you can foster athlete potential at all levels of sports participation.

On your marks for an action-packed future in sport. The high-quality teaching, excellent facilities and strong team spirit at Derby College will really help you raise your game.

 

Derby College Course Listings - Sport

 

FT Academy - AoC Sport Football Academy: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Academy - Derby Trailblazers Basketball: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Academy - HUUB Ribble Performance Cycling Academy: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Academy - Performance Golf: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management (framework) : Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship - Activity Leadership - Level 2: Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship - Instructing Exercise and Fitness (Personal Training) - Level 3: Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship - Instructing Exercise and Fitness - Level 2: Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship Standards - Level 2 Community Activator Coach: Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship Standards - Level 3 Leisure Duty Manager: Site Workplace

FT Apprenticeship Standards - Level 3 Personal Training: Site Workplace

PT Award in Alcohol Awareness - Level 2: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Award in Coaching Football - Level 1: Site Workplace

PT Award in Conditioning for Exercise and Sports Performance - Level 3: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Award in Instructing Kettlebells - Level 2: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Award in Mental Health Awareness - Level 2: Site Remote Learning

PT Award in Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating - Level 2: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults - Level 2: Site Remote Learning

PT Award in Smoking Cessation - Level 2: Site Remote Learning

PT Certificate in Advanced Personal Training - Level 4: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Certificate in Advanced Personal Training - Level 4: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Certificate in Coaching Football - Level 2: Site Workplace

FT Certificate in Gym Instruction - Level 2: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Certificate in Gym Instruction and Instructing Kettlebell - Level 2: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Certificate in Health, Wellbeing and Physical Activity Leadership - Level 2: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Certificate in Sports Coaching, Massage and Fitness - Level 2: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy - Level 4: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Diploma in Personal Training - Level 3: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Diploma in Personal Training - Level 3: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Diploma in Sport and Fitness - Level 1: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy - Level 3: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy - Level 3: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching and Development - Level 3: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Fitness Classes: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Fitness Workshops: Site Broomfield Hall

FT Foundation Degree Sport Coaching (FdA): Site Broomfield Hall

FT Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development - Level 3: Site Broomfield Hall

FT International Academy - Derby Trailblazers Basketball : Site Broomfield Hall

FT International Academy - HUUB Ribble Performance Cycling Academy (INTERNATIONAL): Site Broomfield Hall

PT Level 2 Countryside Worker Standard Apprenticeship: Site Workplace

FT Pre-Apprenticeship - Sport: Site Broomfield Hall

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Maths and English

You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.

If you don’t already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.

We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.

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When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Public Services are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.

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Katy Morten

Katy Morten

Ahead of the game in a sporting career

Ever since school, Katy Morten had set her heart on becoming a personal trainer.

By the age of just 21, she had already achieved her career goal – thanks to a sport apprenticeship programme run by Derbyshire Dales District Council in partnership with Derby College.

Having secured a full-time job as an instructor at Bakewell Swimming Pool, Katy particularly enjoys helping people to reach their goals – whether it be weight loss or training for a particular sporting event.

I knew I could get nationally recognised qualifications more quickly on an apprenticeship – and having lots of work experience in the industry under my belt would stand me in good stead when looking for employment. Plus, who could argue with being paid to learn?

There’s a real feel-good factor to my job – just knowing you have helped someone improve their lifestyle and become happier with themselves.

Did you Know?

  • 663,000 people are employed in the sport and fitness industry
  • The new Derby Arena will place the city more firmly on the sporting map
  • The annual value of health benefits from people taking part in sport is estimated at £11.2 billion
  • Around 32% of the sport and recreation workforce is aged 16 to 24
  • 34.2% of adults in the East Midlands take part in sport at least once a week

Recent Vacancies

Personal trainer
£12,000–£20,000 per year.
Helping clients achieve health and fitness goals

Sports coach
£12,000–£20,000+ per year.
Helping sportspeople perform at their highest level

Senior outdoor activities instructor
£25,000+ per year.
Leading trips and teaching skills in activities from hill walking to snowboarding

Sports physiotherapist
£30,000–£40,000 per year.
Developing treatment programmes to help recovery

Site Information

Broomfield Hall

Courses in this area are run at our Broomfield Hall campus. About Broomfield Hall »

Useful Websites

www.skillsactive.com
For information on careers in sport and leisure

www.sportengland.org
For information about getting involved with sports clubs, coaching and volunteering

Accommodation for Learners

We offer residential accommodation at Broomfield Hall for DerbyCollege learners. Find Out More »

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