Diploma in Sports Performance (Health and Wellbeing) – Level 2
The Diploma in Sports Performance (Health and Wellbeing) targets students who are interested in broadening their knowledge about the body, lifestyle and nutrition, while learning how to deliver activities that promote healthy lifestyles.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
This Diploma in Sports Performance (Health and Wellbeing) targets students who are interested in broadening their knowledge about the body, lifestyle and nutrition, as well as 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 Language 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 Language 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 or to volunteer to help in the organisation and delivery of activity sessions.
What will you learn?
The main qualification is made up of six mandatory units:
- Psychology and Behaviour Change
- Lifestyle Behaviours for Health and Wellbeing
- Mobility and Functional Strength
- Health Assessment
- Massage Therapy
Your study programme will also include tutorial, enrichment, work experience totalling 54 hours, maths or English and a selection of additional qualifications such as Influencing Health and Wellbeing and the Award in Health and Community Activation.
You will be expected to maintain an attendance of over 95% throughout the year.
How will you learn?
This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.
There are practical sessions in which you will be expected to take part and others that you are expected to lead.
We encourage learners to bring their own laptop to aid their studies.
What will you need to bring with you?
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.
How will you be assessed?
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 designed to allow you to progress to the Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy study programme or other higher level Sports programmes to develop your skills further. Alternatively you may wish to start a different 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 is a priority for progression.
Courses that would be suitable are:
- Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
- Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction
- Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sports and Exercise Science
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.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @Derbycolsport
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
Sports and Leisure Assistants
Health Professionals n.e.c.
Leisure and Sports Managers
Youth and Community Workers
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Course Information Last Updated On: August 2, 2022 10:18 am