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Diploma in Sports Performance (Health and Wellbeing) – Level 2

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Sport
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/diploma-in-sports-performance-health-and-wellbeing-level-2
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Course Information for Students

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:

  • Nutrition
  • 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: 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.

This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

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.

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.

Further study

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 Coaching and Development

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.

 

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

£17553

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:46 pm