What do I learn?
The apprenticeship comprises of educational sports courses, practical work-based skills and industry recognised coaching awards that are relevant to each pathway. Apprentices will also develop their coaching skills within their chosen sport through personal development modules.
This is a 12 month programme, with all qualifications assessed and verified through coursework and practical examinations.
What do I gain?
You gain a nationally-recognised qualification while developing the skills and experience needed to pursue a career in sports coaching in a variety of settings, from schools to community clubs.
You also obtain a valuable insight into the types of role available to you within this sector.
What do I need?
For this Advanced Apprenticeship, applicants must have:
• minimum Grade D at English and Maths
• ideally a Level 2 sports qualification (BTEC, NVQ etc)
• past experience in Sport (i.e GCSE PE, CSLA, team coaching, referee qualification etc)
What do I gain?
On completing the Apprenticeship, all Apprentices will be supported to continue working within the Sports Industry. There will be numerous opportunities with Ignite Sport UK, both at entry level and as Primary Sports Coaches. However, support is also provided for those Apprentices who wish to explore other options of the industry (such as Fitness Instructors or Sports Development Officers). There are also coaching opportunities abroad, namely in the USA.
What else do I need to know?
A passion for sport is a must!