The Performance Golf Academy Derby is delighted to be working in partnership with Derby College, who through their highly qualified staff, deliver the academic provision within the academy programme.


The two year programme of education is delivered and managed by Derby College at their Prince Charles Avenue and Broomfield sites in Derby.





BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence)

Level 3 - Further Education equivalent to AS/A2 Level


Academy members will complete the BTEC Extended Diploma or Certificate (where appropriate for candidates of a lower academic level) in Sport qualification and will follow the performance and excellence stream across the two years of their attendance at the college.


The qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment or progress into higher education.


This course combines a support system to help you (as a young, talented golfer) fulfill your potential, with a specially designed set of academic qualifications that provide you with the necessary knowledge you will need to succeed at the highest levels of the game.


The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance and Excellence) consists of eight core units plus 10 specialist units that provide for a combined total of 1080 guided learning hours (GLH) for the completed qualification. The BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport (Performance and Excellence) would provide 780 guided learning hours.



The BTEC Diplomas in Sport have been developed to focus on several key aspects, Derby College and Performance Golf aims to meet these aspects in the following areas by:


  • Giving learners the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the sport sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport or Sport and Exercise Sciences.


  • Giving learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

The BTEC Extended Diploma programme of study will be designed around the golf academy to provide academy members with a well-balanced qualification, which complements their golf specific studies and development.


The educational team at Derby College together with the experts at Performance Golf  will work in unison to ensure that golf academy members leave the academy with a high level educational qualification, which contributes to their personal and professional development within the golf sector.



What qualifications will be gained over the two years?


National Diploma or Certificate in Sport (Performance and Excellence)


How is the course assessed?


Assignments are written and assessed by your tutors.


You are required to produce written reports and essays, as well as delivering presentations.


You will also be tasked to record and monitor the development of your golf skill development.




Residential Accommodation is available at the Broomfield Hall site.


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