Physical Education and School Sports Apprentice

Short Heath Junior & Infant School

You will have the opportunity to work as a PE and School Sport (PESS) Assistant within a school. A PESS assistant supports the delivery of PE in the classroom & school sport as part of extracurricular clubs and school teams.

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Closing date: 10 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
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).

Working week

Monday to Friday Term Time Only with the requirement to assist with after school clubs

Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship duration

60 weeks

Possible start date

01 Sep 2017

Date posted

09 Jun 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

This apprenticeship programme presents a unique opportunity to start a career working in a school. You will receive comprehensive training throughout the apprenticeship and ongoing support from the school.

Working as a PE and School Sport Assistant you’ll support the work of school staff to deliver high-quality PE and school sport. This may include breakfast, dinner and after school clubs, as well as curriculum activities.

Your role will begin with the setup of activity equipment in preparation for lessons. Throughout the lesson, you will assist the teacher and lead activities that will encourage all pupils to be involved. At the end of each lesson, you will review the session and tidy away all activity equipment safely.

At the end of your apprenticeship you’ll achieve the nationally recognised Supporting Teaching and Learning in PE and School Sport qualification, as well as valuable work experience, that will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time role within the school or a sports organisation. A newly qualified PE Technician can earn between £14,000 and £25,000 per annum.

Below is a summary of your key roles and responsibilities; -

  • Prepare, assist, lead and review PE and school sports sessions.
  • Contribute to joint working with other organisations.
  • Support the development of PE and school sport.
  • Set up, take down and store activity equipment.
  • Assist with the management of school sports teams.
  • Support the organisation of intra and inter-school competitions

Compliance with all necessary policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Willing and able to complete all learning and assessment requirements of the relevant framework
  • Able to establish good working relationships with staff, pupil’s parents and outside agencies

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Team player
  • Responsible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good time management

Qualifications required

GCSE Grades C and above preferred in Maths and  English

Future prospects

It is hoped but not guarenteed that for the right candidate on successful completion of the qualification can be offered a full time position.

About the employer

We are a 2 form entry school from Nursery to Year 6 (age 4 to 11) based in the north of Birmingham in Erdington. We are part of the Oasis Community Learning Multi-Academy Trust. Sport has developed rapidly over the last 2 years and we have an extensive after school sports programme. We are part of a sporting partnership and as a result we enter competitions in a wide range of sports which include hockey, football, tag rugby, gymnastics, cross country, athletics, multi-skills etc. Our development across all sports has resulted in us achieving very well in competitions.


Short Heath Junior & Infant School


Streetly Road


B23 5JP

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Training provider

  • NVQ level 2 in PE School Sports (Activity Leadership)
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English

Apprenticeship framework

Activity Leadership

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Heart of England Training Ltd


Riv Monsell 07841 604085

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Closing date: 10 Jul 2017