Trust Sport Coach Apprentice

343, Gipsy Lane, Leicester, LE4 9DD
£129.00 per week
03 Mar 2021
15 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
As a Trust-wide 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 schools across the Trust 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 Abbey Mead PE Coordinator and Primary Intervention Behaviour Mentor 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 through studying the Level 4 Higher Sports Coach 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

This Sports Coach vacancy is a unique offer as the successful candidate will work 2 days based at Abbey Mead Primary Academy and 2 days with the Trust's Primary Intervention Team, supporting across other primary schools within the Trust.

The Trust Sport Coach Apprentice will collaborate with the Trust's Primary Intervention Lead and Behaviour Mentor as well as teachers within Abbey Mead Primary School 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, commencingMonday 2nd August 2021 to prepare for the school environment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will already have the following set of skills:
  • Full driving license and access to personal vehicle to travel between school sites
  • Able to take instruction and willing to learn
  • Have previous experience of sports coaching
  • Previous experience working with children who are 'hard to reach', struggle in school through SEND or behaviour needs or hold negative attitudes towards physical fitness
  • Professionalism
  • Good time management
  • Good personal organisation
  • Good use of initiative
  • Good timekeeping
  • Safety conscious
  • Abilityto receive constructive criticism

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

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Patient
  • Conscientious
  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated and self-driven
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Mature
  • Self-reflective

Desired qualifications

  • Completed A levels or minimum of a Level 3 in PE/sport related qualification or have some relevant experience of coaching
  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C/4 or above in English & maths is highly desirable. For the right candidate, there may be opportunity to complete Functional Skills alongside the programme

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

  • 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

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

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