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  • Matthew Paminter

All you need to know about our latest apprenticeship- Sports Coaching

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

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We are really excited to be able to introduce our latest apprenticeship offering, Sports Coaching. In this blog we will go into detail about the different avenues you can go down, what is included in the apprenticeships and how it will benefit your career.

The two types of Sports Coaching apprenticeships we offer are as follows

Level 2 Community Activator Coach

Level 4 Sports Coach


Level 2 Community Activator Coach

This programme is designed for apprentices who want to develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours for a job role as a community activator coach. The community activator coach promotes, delivers and coaches fun, engaging and inclusive activities that help whole communities to change their behaviour, adopt and keep to a physically active lifestyle.

In this role you will play a big role in improving the health and wellbeing of the local community, you will also be tasked with creating a positive environment which supports people to grow and develop through sport and physical activity.

Community Activator Coaches are normally employed by a number of different companies and charities which can include

  • Social Change charities

  • Local authorities

  • Sports Clubs

  • Leisure Centres

  • Youth Work agencies

You can read the programme outline for the Level 2 Community Activator Coach by pressing the button below


Level 4 Sports Coach

This programme is designed for apprentices who aim to provide meaningful and high-quality learning, development and performance experiences. They support the achievement of medals in talent, national and international competition, enrich performance in local competitions, increase participation, raise educational standards, enhance wellbeing and drive social change.

In their daily work, a sports coach interacts with and influences the coaching team including assistant coaches, coaches, managers, sponsors, boards and wider industry support networks. They do this through the design and delivery of their own coaching philosophy and professional practices in line with the organisational visions, strategies, policies and process.

When completing this apprenticeship there are three different pathways for the learner to choose. The three pathways to choose from are:

  • High Performance Sports Coach

  • Community Sports Coach

  • School Sports Coach

You can read the programme outline for the Level 4 Sports Coach by pressing the button below


What is included in a Sports Coaching Apprenticeship?

As a sports coach apprentice you will be tasked with inspiring the next generation of sporting talent by providing fun and engaging sport sessions. As a Sports coach apprentice you will need a number of skills and knowledge including

  • Leadership Skills

  • Patience and ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses

Don't worry you will learn and develop a lot of these skills throughout your apprenticeship!

You will also need to pass enhanced background checks, as you may be working with children and vulnerable adults.

If you have not yet passed your Maths and English qualifications you will have to pass our functional skill exams to be able to successfully complete the apprenticeship.

Some day-to-day tasks may include:

  • plan fun engaging coaching activities, sessions and programmes in a safe environment

  • Give feedback on performance and help to improve technique

  • work with young people, schools, community groups and sport organisations to promote the sport

After successfully completing the apprenticeship many chances for career progression will become available to you. Some examples of how you could progress your career after the apprenticeship including moving onto a coach development position where you help other coaches develop their skills and qualifications. Of course this all comes with the experience you will have gained throughout the apprenticeship.

Linked below is a very insightful video by Havering Colleges which goes through a day in the life of a Sports Coach apprentice.

Interested in this apprenticeship?

We are getting multiple Sports Coaching positions opening up, so if this apprenticeship is of interest to you please get in touch with us to see how we can help you! You can get in touch with our friendly team via the contact methods below

01474 704441

You can also contact us through any of our social media pages or website.




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