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Academy - Derby Trailblazers Basketball at Derby College

Course description

The Derby Trailblazers Basketball Academy programme gives aspiring young basketballers the opportunity to develop their basketball skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport to enhance their career prospects.
The College‚Äôs partnership with the Derby Trailblazers and Noel Baker School enables learners to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the basketball-focussed curriculum.
Training will take place at Derby College's Johnson Building or Noel Baker School, with the curriculum elements being delivered at Broomfield Hall campus.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in basketball and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.
Entry to the Level 3 Sport requires candidates to have a minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C grades (including English and Maths).
Learners may also be able to access the Trailblazers Academy by studying Level 2 programmes or A-levels, depending on if their timetable fits in with training sessions and fixtures.
If you have any questions, please contact Paul Bowen at the College.


Assessments occur throughout the year depending on the subjects studied. See information on our Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development course or our Level 2 Skills for Sport courses for more details.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course, learners may wish to progress to higher level studies or the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching. Alternatively learners may seek employment within the sport and leisure sector.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2016

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