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Sports Coaching & Development (Minichiello) at Derby College

Course description

The Sports Coaching and Development course is designed to build your skills and knowledge base around the subject. It is suitable for learners who have a higher level interest in sports coaching or sports development. You will study in both practical and theoretical settings to understand advanced concepts in various areas of sport. This is the first year of a two-year study programme designed to help learners progress to higher education.

Course content

The course covers areas such as sports development, sports coaching, risk in sport, psychology, officiating and practical sports. It is made up of a number of units including:
  • Work experience
  • Organising events
  • Leadership in sport
  • Sports psychology
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Sports coaching
  • Current issues in sport
  • Practical team sport
The course will also include a work placement, tutorial and the development of English and maths skills to support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

Entry requirements

You will need to have an interview and complete a screening test in maths and English. The entry requirements are five GCSEs graded between A*-C, including Maths and English. Your grade profile should reflect more grades within the A and B boundaries.

Any achievements in BTEC Sport qualifications at Level 2 will only be considered if they are at Distinction grade.

You are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that you work to the deadlines set or you may face changes to, or withdrawal from, your study programme. Learners should apply for this pathway with a clear goal of higher level study at university.

Assessment

Learners will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit.  Learners can expect to be assessed through:

  • practical demonstration
  • logbooks and performance records
  • written reports and essays
  • presentations
  • workbooks
  • discussions and vivas

Learners will be expected to meet deadlines and work on multiple tasks throughout the year. Your workload will be challenging so excellent organisation and time management skills are essential. The qualification submission policy will be explained to you and must be adhered to.

Future opportunities

Further Study
The course provides an excellent platform for progression to the:

  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) (Year 2)
  • University of Derby Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

Careers
You may also wish to seek employment in the sports and active leisure industry. The skills gained on the course are, however, transferable to a wider range of job areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.

Last updated date: 01 April 2016

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