Sports Coach Apprenticeship

The 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 standard has three different options

  • High performance coach
  • Community Coach
  • Schools Coach

Qualifications Included

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths (GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent) will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment. Some employers may also choose to offer industry relevant training, such as Multi Skills Development and Principles of First Aid.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade 4 minimum (or equivalent). You may also choose to consider applicants based on relevant prior experience.

Programme Level

Level 4

Duration

Expected duration of 18 to 21 months.

Job Roles

The Sports coach will underpin occupations in the fields of leisure, sport, elite sport, community coach or performance coach.

Delivery Method

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week, including ‘Off the Job’ Training. The 20% training is delivered by Creative Sport & Leisure, either at the workplace, off-site or via e-learning, to suit your needs. The training is specifically tailored to ensure your apprentices develop the skills they will need to thrive in your workplace, giving apprentices a real advantage with career progression and allow the employer to build a future workforce.

End Point Assessment Methods:

  • Work based project and presentation with questioning
  • Practical observation with questioning
  • Professional discussion underpinned by portfolio

Progression

Successful completers will be able to move into senior roles within the Sector – leading teams of people or specialising with certain populations, particular sports or programmes.