The ideal apprenticeship for a varied and rewarding career in coaching sports

15-18 months
Awarding Body: Active IQ
Other Accreditations: CIMSPA

Who is this course for?

If you are looking to engage with the local community and work with local primary schools and sports clubs in delivering an effective physical education provision, this apprenticeship is for you.

What will you learn from this course?

You will learn the following:

*How to initiate meaningful behaviour change based on utilising a strength and asset based approach

*How to work with national governing bodies of sport, county sports partnerships, community organisations, the voluntary sector and sport for development agencies

*How to plan programmes of engaging and innovative activities using sport and physical activity

*How to understand social barriers and personal motivations of customers to activate local communities

*What constitutes an effective sport or physical activity programme and how to measure customer satisfaction

The Community Sport and Health officer will understand and be able to demonstrate and apply the following skills:

*Satisfaction Where to source and how to use customer insight to design sport and physical activity interventions – weekly coaching sessions, social skills groups, volunteering

*The funding landscape for sport, physical activity, community regeneration, addressing anti-social behaviour and public health

*How to use information technology to monitor and evaluate programmes in order to measure impact and capture outcomes

*Understanding the causes, social determinants and distribution of health inequalities

*Understanding the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyles – basic understanding of nutrition, regular daily activity, mental well being, fitness and exercise

*How sport and physical activity can be used to prevent, minimise and manage anti-social behaviour or low level criminality by customers

*How to stimulate positive activities through using experiential play and animation across community assets – this will include how to adapt traditional forms of games and sports as well as utilizing fun and adventure to encourage positive interaction

*The fundamental principles of safeguarding, child protection and working with vulnerable adults

*The fundamental principles of “first aid in a community sport environment

How is the course delivered?

This is an apprenticeship, meaning that you will be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week whilst you undergo either a day release for further learning or a block release. This is where you will attend our classrooms and practical facilities to learn coaching skills that will equip you with a whole range of skills to perform excellently in your new career.

How will I be assessed?

You will undergo end point assessment, which is where you will undergo a variety of different assessments (four different assessment methods), ranging from a panel interview to portfolio creation and other practical methods.

This is conducted by an independent organisation classified as an end point assessment organisation.

Can I make a good living once qualified?

Yes you can! You will enjoy a career at management level upon completion, leading on sports related projects and/or working directly with primary schools and sports clubs to improve their PE provision and participation in sports and active lifestyles.


  • Excellent, highly rated vocational training
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  • Multiple funding options available for all courses
  • Flexible Study Options - online, part-time and bespoke 1-2-1/small group delivery

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