Sports Coaching Apprenticeship & PE in School Sport Apprenticeship for a brighter future

Our apprenticeships are suitable for school leavers looking to start their careers and those already working in a role who want to gain an industry related qualification…

There are two great sports related apprenticeship opportunities.  The Sports Coaching apprenticeship usually involves working in community settings such as sports clubs, leisure centres, ‘kids clubs’ and local schools. Other more football focused opportunities are also available

The PE in School Sports apprenticeship would be based in the PE department of a local school.  Working alongside the Head of PE and PE Technicians, you would be involved in the design, lead and delivery of a variety of sports sessions to students.  Possible progression could be to higher education or to a teaching assistant role.

Intermediate Apprenticeships (Frameworks)
  • Learning while you are an employed coaching or PE apprentice
  • A level 2 NVQ certificate in Activity Leadership, Level 2 and Functional Skills in Maths and English and a technical certificate
  • Programme lasting a minimum of 12 months

You will cover the following mandatory units:

  • Prepare for activity sessions
  • Lead activity sessions
  • Conclude and review activity sessions
  • Support the work of team and organisation
  • Promote health, safety and diversity in active leisure and recreation

Optional units include:

  • Contribute to participants’ personal and social development
  • Support the development of the sport or activity
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation

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Possible progression routes are:

  • Introduction to semi professional football
  • Coaching contract in the USA
  • 2nd year advanced apprenticeship
  • Teaching assistant
  • Higher education
Advanced Apprenticeships - Sports Development (Frameworks)
  • Learning while you are employed
  • A Level 3 Diploma in P.E. and School Sports, a level 3 award in Employment Awareness and Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English
  • Programme lasting a minimum of 12 months

Examples of mandatory units include:

  • Plan physical education and school sport programmes               
  • Deliver physical education and school sport programmes                          
  • Preparing for the mentoring role                                    
  • Facilitate community based sport and physical activity                         

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Options and pay

The apprenticeship is usually full time employed with a local employer.

Will I get paid?

Employed apprentices will be paid a minimum rate of £3.90 per hour (often more). Apprenticeship wage accurate as of 1st April 2019.

Anything else I need to know?

Heart of England Training also offer a wide range of ‘Every learner matters‘ sessions, trips and workshops to support your needs.

If you’re wanting to start your career in Sports, check out some of our vacancies listed below or complete our online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch with the latest opportunities in your area and support you with your application.