What will the apprentice be doing?
As a School Sport Coach Apprentice, you will need to understand how to plan and deliver coaching sessions. You will also need to inspire, motivate and enthuse your students. Below are the main roles you will be expected to carry out during your apprenticeship.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Support the provision of high-quality sports coaching during and after school
- Involve all children in physical education and adapting lessons to children with different abilities
- Give feedback to students on performance and help them to improve techniques and understanding
- Improve links with other local schools and partners to help with competitive sport and physical activity provision
- Utilise and collaborate with industry-wide support networks and internal team members to ensure the most effective coaching services are delivered to participants.
- Increase physical activity levels within the school (both pupils and staff)
- Increase physical activity during break and lunchtimes
- Assist with the improvement of staff development within the area of PE and school sport
- Support the PE Coordinator regarding intra and inter school events
- Assist the school in its day to day duties (support classroom activities and the school environment)
- Plan fun, engaging coaching activities, sessions and programmes in a safe environment
- Managing coursework set the Apprenticeship
- Develop and update own coaching philosophy and strategies through professional practice, continuous development and self-review.
- Develop and implement evidence-based, progressive coaching systems that comply with all relevant and current legislation, statutory guidance, sector standards and codes.
- Use up-to-date knowledge of wider issues affecting the coaching environment to proactively influence best practice across the coaching team.
- Promote holistic wellbeing within coaching practice to control/contain stressors experienced by participants in the coaching environment.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of education standards, trends, frameworks, paradigms and contemporary influences.
Deliver appropriate coaching pedagogies and processes that align to national physical education curriculum and considers the school context, category, culture, strategies and regulatory constraints.
The Apprenticeship is comprised of a range of Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours that you will need to learn and implement and will then demonstrate competency during an End Point Assessment. Your End Point Assessment involves:
- Observation in workplace
- A report & presentation
- Professional Discussion & Portfolio Discussion
You can see all of the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours here:
Level 2 Functional Skills English OR Maths will be delivered if required.What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Potential relevant exit routes on successful completion are:
- Higher Education
- Employment at the school
- Coaching in education
- Community sports coaching
- International sports coaching
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Organisation skills, Initiative, Patience, Time management Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
A Level or equivalent Sport Related Qualification (BTEC, etc at Level 3) (Grade Pass) Essential Things to consider
You will be employed to work with children full time in a school as a member of staff. You will need to attend a training course at Loughborough College starting on Monday 1 August 2022 for 3 weeks Monday to Friday. Any offer of Apprenticeship will be subject to a full DBS check and satisfactory completion of the schools' recruitment procedures.