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Sports Coaching Apprenticeship - Empire Fighting Chance

Lifetime Training
£177.70 - 177.70 per week
Closing date
14 Jul 2022

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Education & Training
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
12-18 months
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Job Details

Coach Core's vision is to drive social mobility through apprenticeships and sport, so that every young person can reach their true potential and inspire those around them. Since our launch in 2012, we have worked with over 150 of the biggest sports providers, youth clubs and charities in the country, supporting over 500 young people. As a result of our ongoing expansion, we are now looking to launch a brand-new programme in Bristol!

We have a fantastic and diverse range of employers involved in the programme, all of whom are committed to providing a supportive environment for their apprentices to flourish in. The programme is made up of a range of activities and sports

The apprenticeship will enable successful candidates to start an unrivalled 15-month programme of learning, gaining meaningful qualifications and have full support and mentoring based on your individual needs. Successful applicants will be offered full time employment with a recognised physical activity or sports-based employer, earning a wage whilst also working towards the Level 2 Community Activator Coach qualification as well as a whole host of additional learning opportunities. In addition, whilst employed directly by one organisation, there will also be access to a range of events, training opportunities and other experiences through the other supportive employers.

We particularly welcome applicants from female, black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and homosexual, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently underrepresented within our workforce.

Requirements and Prospectus

Desired Skills

Successful applicants must also: - Possess a passion for physical activity and healthy lifestyles. - Be organised and able to work effectively in teams and as an individual - Maintain a professional approach to work at all times. - Be able to relate well to, motivate, and encourage others being conscious of being a positive role model at all times. - Have an enthusiastic attitude to life and work. - Have the ability to make learning and work fun.

Personal qualities

You must be enthusiastic about wanting to work within the sport and physical activity sector and be committed to inspiring others to be more physically active. No prior coaching experience is required, but a willingness to learn, develop and challenge yourself is essential.

Qualifications required

No previous qualifications required

Future prospects

This programme may lead to possible progression into full and part time coaching roles, further qualifications, Level 3 apprenticeships and employment in other sectors (for example youth work or leisure).

Training to be delivered

Level 2 Community Activator Coach qualification

Coach Core specific modules and workshops

Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required)

Our story began 12 years ago when our founders, Martin, and Jamie, spotted two young men dealing drugs in a park near to the Empire Boxing Gym in inner city Bristol. They decided to tackle their behaviour and invited them in for a private training session and discussed the issues they faced. Both enjoyed the session and turned up the following week with a few friends. Within six weeks 50 young people were attending sessions five nights a week.

The Empire Amateur Boxing club has existed in inner-city Bristol for over 50 years, working with thousands of young people and producing national champions and international representatives. Through former Empire boxer and now Empire Fighting Chance Ambassador, Chris Sanigar, we have produced British, Commonwealth, European and World Champions.

At Empire Fighting Chance we integrate non-contact boxing into traditional employability support. By improving physical and mental health through the sport, young people become more open to new opportunities, develop a more positive attitude to work, and are better equipped to make those crucial next-step decisions to thrive in life.

We aim to make every young person who walks through our door leave feeling more optimistic and positive about their future. As well as personalised 1:2:1 sessions, small group, and school sessions, we also have exciting opportunities for our young people to learn fundamental skills we believe will help put them in the best stead for their futures

As part of the Coach Core offer, we provide a dedicated tutor, to support you through the qualification and help you put your learning into practice at work. This tutor will deliver a weekly group education session for all apprentices, allowing you to learn and share ideas from a range of different coaching environments. Furthermore, Bristol Sport Foundation will also provide you


Lifetime provides award-winning apprenticeship programmes and expert strategy advice. We are specialists in delivering apprenticeships across the Business Services, Management, Health and Social Care, Early Years, Active Leisure, Hospitality and Retail sectors between levels 2 to 5. We’ve developed through organic growth and strategic acquisitions over the last 25 years to become the UK's largest national provider of apprenticeships. We support over 20,000 learners a year, using our extensive knowledge and robust resource. Our team of over 1,000 employees ensures that we provide high quality, national coverage. Lifetime's Head Office houses our Operations 'Support Hub', while our delivery teams of Regional Trainers, English and maths Tutors, Area Managers, and Quality Improvement Coaches are field-based throughout the UK. This ensures that we can offer nationwide coverage with local delivery.

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