The Derby County Community Trust Education and Football programme gives aspiring young footballers the opportunity to develop their 11-a-side football skills while studying Level 3 academic qualifications in Sport to enhance their career prospects.
The College’s partnership with the award-winning DCCT enables students to benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and respected coaches, which enhances the football-focused curriculum.
Training sessions and competitive fixtures are carried out alongside your main programme of study. Your academic performance will impact your access to matches and training, so you must maintain high levels of attendance and keep up to date with your assessments.
The course duration is set in line with VISA conditions, with a minimum of six months of study required.
Applications are welcomed from individuals who regularly participate in football and who show a desire and willingness to develop their sporting performance.
Entry to the Level 3 Sport programme requires candidates to have an equivalent minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*- C) grades (including English and Maths).
Pre-reading around the subject areas identified below is recommended.
- A dedicated training calendar
- Access to AoC Sport regional and national trials
- A comprehensive competitions programme
- Technical and tactical coaching
- Psychological, physiological and lifestyle management
- Strength and conditioning support
The Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and wellbeing, professional development and practical sport.
How will I be assessed?
Are there any additional costs or special equipment required?
What can I do after this course?
On successful completion of the course, students may wish to progress to other Level 3 qualifications and then to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching at Derby College or to seek employment within the sport and leisure sector.
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