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Sports Coach Apprenticeship

Level 4 - Higher

Sports Coach Apprenticeship

Sport Apprenticeship – Start your career

This is a fantastic course to help you move into education, employment, or training. Specifically designed to help you develop your coaching and leadership skills.

Gain the experience and skills to teach PE. Become confident and progress into a career in coaching or teaching Physical Education. The course is a level four apprenticeship with three sport pathways.

A) Community sport

B) Elite Sport

C) Sport and Physical Education in Schools.

This is an eighteen month apprenticeship that includes a three month end point assessment. This is portfolio based with a minimum of 30 hours per week in the workplace.

The broad purpose of the Sport Coach occupation is to use extensive technical and tactical sports knowledge and skills to design and deliver coaching programmes that engage, motivate and evolve participants’ skills and performance.  Sport coaches 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. Sport coaches can influence national wellness to reduce burden on the National Health Service. This occupation is found in the sport and physical activity sector in high-performance, community and school environments.

HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT COACHES: develop athletes and players in high-performance settings, including those on talent or development pathways, national or international programmes, professional or podium environments.

COMMUNITY SPORT COACHES: motivate and engage people of all ages and abilities in community sports and physical activity settings. Community sport includes local authority, charity and national governing body of sport community initiatives or clubs.

SCHOOL SPORT COACHES: collaborate with teachers to develop pupils’ mastery of psychomotor skills by applying a whole child approach in their coaching. They work in all categories of school and registered childcare environments.