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Academy - Performance Golf at Derby College

Course description

The Performance Golf Academy programme gives aspiring young golfers the opportunity to develop their golf skills while studying academic qualifications in Sport to enhance their career prospects.
The College‚Äôs partnership with Performance Golf and Morley Hayes Golf Club enables learners to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the golf-focussed curriculum.

Course content

The course includes:
  • A dedicated training calendar
  • Opportunities to progress to elite level pathways
  • Access to an extensive range of regional and national tournaments
  • A comprehensive competitions programme
  • Technical and tactical coaching
  • Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
  • Strength and conditioning support

All learners will study a full-time Sport qualification alongside the Golf Academy requirements.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in golf and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.
Entry to the Level 3 Sport course 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 Performance Golf Academy by studying at Level 2 or A-levels, depending on whether the timetable fits in with training sessions and fixtures.


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

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

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course, learners can apply for a higher level of study at Derby College such as the:

  • Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

Alternatively they may wish to seek employment within the sports and active 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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