Certificate in Sports Science and Advanced Research (JW1): Site Joseph Wright Centre


In Derby

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  • Duration

    2 Years

Course Summary:
The Sports Science and Advanced Research A-Level pathway is a two-year programme designed to run in collaboration with other A-level choices. It develops the vocational skills and knowledge base of learners who have a keen interest in the science of sport but are keen to take their studies on to university.
You will study in both practical and theoretical settings to understand advanced concepts in areas such as anatomy, physiology and psychology.
On completion of this programme, learners are given priority entry to Derby College's Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching.
Entry requirements
Learners will need to complete an interview and screening test in maths and English. The entry requirements for this course are five GCSEs graded at between 9-4 (A*-C), including Maths and English.
Any achievement in BTEC Sport qualifications at Level 2 will only be...



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Derby (Derbyshire)
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Cathedral Road, DE1 3PA

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  • Maths
  • Maths
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Sports Science
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Coaching
  • Psychology

Course programme

Course Content: The course is made up of six units including: Anatomy Sports psychology Exercise physiology Research methods Sports science project Fitness testing The course also includes a work placement, tutorial and the development of English and maths skills. A-Level Biology and A-Level English or Maths are advised choices for learners wishing to become PE teachers. How will I be assessed? Learners will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. You are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time and can expect to be assessed through: practical demonstration logbooks and performance records written reports and essays presentations workbooks discussions and vivas Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam. Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required? You will need to buy a kit. The cost of this will be finalised at the start of the course but is expected to be in the region of £65. This will also cover yearly gym membership and the end-of-year celebration event. This money should be received before November. There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits. What can I do after this course? On successful completion, the course provides an excellent platform for progression to higher education with programmes such as a: Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching Sports Massage Therapy degree BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences Diploma in Personal Training You may also wish to seek employment in the sports and active leisure industry. You do not, of course, have to enter the sport and active leisure industry as the skills gained on the course are transferable to a wider range of job areas.

Certificate in Sports Science and Advanced Research (JW1): Site Joseph Wright Centre

Price on request