School Sports Coach Apprentice

30, Mundesley Road, Leicester, LE5 1WE
£129.00 per week
04 Jun 2021
15 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
This is a fantastic opportunity to be a School Sport Coach Apprentice. This position is for enthusiastic and energetic individuals looking to enter or excel in a career within sports coaching and/or teaching.

The school sport coach apprentice will collaborate with teachers and the existing Sports Coach to develop pupils' mastery of psychomotor skills by applying a whole child approach in their coaching. They design and deliver coaching programmes that focus on the acceleration of sustainable mastery of children's psychomotor skills and wider physical education standards whilst being able to profile children's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development needs. Apprentices will undergo training with Loughborough College which will commence on Monday 2nd August 2021 to prepare for the school environment.

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:
  • 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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will already have the following set of skills:
  • Goodtimekeeping skills
  • Have previous experience of sports coaching
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Good time management skills
  • Good personal organisational skills

  • A confident swimmer
  • Level 1+ in a recognised sport

Personal qualities

  • Patience
  • Conscientious
  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated and self-driven
  • Self-reflective
  • Good use of initiative
  • Able to receive constructive criticism
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Maturity
  • Professionalism
  • Confidence
  • Able to take instruction and willing to learn
  • Safety conscious
  • Able to travel to work in their own transport

  • A confident swimmer

Desired qualifications

GCSEat grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)in English ORmaths is essential. For the right candidate, there may be opportunity to complete one Functional Skillsalongside the programme.

Future prospects

Potentially relevant exit routes upon successful completion are:
  • Higher Education
  • Employment at the school
  • Coaching in education
  • Community sports coaching
  • International sports coaching

Things to consider

This position is based at Kestrel Mead Academy.

You will be employed to work with children full-time in a school as a member of staff, not a student.

You will need to be able to attend a training course at Loughborough College starting on Monday 2nd August 2021 for 3 weeks Monday to Friday.

Any offer of Apprenticeship will be subject to a full DBS and Satisfactory References.

Commitment for 2 years is crucial, and no qualifications can be gained by leaving before passing the end point assessment.

Loughborough College reserve the right to close this advert before the closing date, should we receive sufficient applications.

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