Sports Coaching Apprenticeship Heygarth Primary School

The ideal candidate will have a passion for coaching and have a general understanding of a variety of different sports, they will need determination, patience, and a supportive approach towards those you coach.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday between the hours of 8.30am – 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We’re looking for a Sports Coaching Apprentice to become part of the team in our friendly, successful primary school. We want someone who: 

  • Will be a great sporting role-model for our children 
  • Can organise and run safe and enjoyable activities at playtimes and lunchtimes 
  • Will be able to support our teachers while they deliver PE lessons
  • Can organise and run sport and fitness sessions after school for children of all ages

You will be expected to organise and lead playground activities for infant and junior aged children during break and lunchtimes, making sure that pupils are safe, happy and enjoying developing new skills.

You will also be expected to support our teachers while they deliver PE lessons – using your skills to help the pupils to improve. We would also like someone who would be confident delivering fun sessions after school (e.g. aerobics/dance/sports skills) to small groups of children. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong sporting background. 
  • Experience of coaching/working with children.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Strong communication skills.

Personal qualities

  • Desire to work with and inspire young people.
  • Reliable. 
  • Hard working. 
  • Professional attitude.
  • Mature approach – able to recognise roles and boundaries within a school setting.

Qualifications required

  • Minimum A*-C GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths. 
  • Level 2 qualification in sport/PE/activity leadership or equivalent.

Future prospects

This role would be ideal for someone who either wanted to move into sports coaching with children & young people, or someone wanted to work in school – possibly as a teaching assistant/HLTA or possibly longer term as a route towards teacher training.

Things to consider

The successful candidate will have to have a successful enhanced DBS check before taking up the position. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Working as part of a small team in a busy school office environment.


Heygarth Primary School


118 Heygarth Road


CH62 8AG

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Training provider

  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Physical Education and School Sport. 
  • Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning.
  • Opportunities to gain National Governing Body Coaching Awards.
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 2. 
  • Plus opportunities to attend additional qualifications (such as first aid).

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by J.M. EDUCATION LIMITED


Ella Hudson 0151 609 1193

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017