Coach Core Sports Apprenticeship

9 June 2021

Coach Core is an apprenticeship programme targeting 16-24 year olds who are not in education or employment. It delivers an inclusive and impactful sports and activity coaching apprenticeship that develops the talents of young people and provides them with a range of vital skills for employment and life.

The apprenticeship is a 15-18 month position with an employer, working 30 hours a week. One day of that will be spent with the tutor, learning and preparing for the assessments. The rest of the time the apprentice will be working for the employer, providing community coaching and supporting the business. With this, and all the additional experiences and opportunities Coach Core offers, the young person not only has a qualification for their CV, but also a coaching portfolio and tangible work experience that gives them every chance of success once the programme finishes. Many Coach Core apprentices are offered full-time work by their employers at the end of their course, and 92% of our apprentices are in work or education 6 months after graduating.

The apprenticeship qualification on offer is the Community Activator Coach (a level 2) – the apprentices are trained and practiced at delivering sports provision at a community, grass-roots level. What that means is that the Coach Core programmes have an impact on more than just the apprentices – through the work they do, their communities get access to all the benefits that sport and physical activity offer: physical and mental health, positive role modelling and the social benefits.

The apprentice requirements are:

  • Aged 16-24 when applying
  • Availability for full-time employment 30 hours a week for 15-18 months
  • Be available to attend a recruitment event (14th and 15th of July)
  • Enthusiasm for teaching others and growing sport in your community
  • Able to provide a reference. This can be an individual from your school, college, place of work or sports club

What we’re NOT looking for is anyone registered for further education, full-time employment or training. Sorry, but this isn’t the programme for you.

Interested in applying? Please complete the application form.

Have a look at the Apprentice FAQs and visit the Coach Core website for more information.

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