Apprentice Sports Coach (hh) KNIGHTS GROUP LIMITED

Apprenticeships mix on-the-job training with classroom learning. They provide you with the skills you need for your chosen career that will also lead to nationally recognised qualifications. As an apprentice, you earn while you learn and receive other benefits as well.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 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


    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Role:

We are looking for enthusiastic people with a passion for sport. We are looking for somebody to work in different sporting areas. A successful candidate will look to inspire and improve Primary aged children irrespective of their ability.

We are looking for three apprentices one to cover Watford, one to cover Hemel Hempstead and one to cover Aylesbury/Chesham.

Over the past the employer has offered excellent opportunities to hard working, enthusiastic people who want to progress in the ‘Sports coaching’ and Education sectors.

Successful candidates will be given a ‘mentor’ who will guide them as they deliver sport and physical activities to children, both in school curriculum time following the PE National Curriculum and extracurricular clubs.

A successful candidate will be expected to progress to planning, delivering and evaluating independently. Successful candidates work 5 days per week and within that week approximately 19 hours will be set aside for delivering sessions, with the other 11 hours set aside for planning and administrative tasks.

The employer’s services include:

  • Extracurricular sports clubs
  • Holiday courses
  • Birthday parties
  • Coaching in schools
  • Team coaching


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organised 
  • Good attention to detail 
  • Willing to contribute ideas 
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Excellent telephone/communication skills
  • Good at problem solving

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic 
  • Energetic 
  • Good communicator 
  • Confident
  • Highly organised
  • Reliable

Qualifications required

GCSE Grades A-C in English, Math’s and ICT or equivalent is preferred but not essential as full training will be delivered.

Future prospects

On completion of this apprenticeship there are excellent career prospects for the right person to progress within the company.

Things to consider

From April 2017, The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Knights Training Academy deliver a diverse range of training solutions such as Apprenticeships. We take great pride in our apprenticeship completion rates and take a careful approach and pre-plan based on candidates profile to enhance an enjoyable learning journey. We aim to inspire our candidates from start to finish.




Redwood Drive

Hemel Hempstead


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Additional location information

Due to the nature of the role, successful candidates will need to have a full UK driving licence and use of a car as the role location varies from day to day.

Training provider

Level 2 diploma incorporating an NVQ, where evidence will be gathered to build a portfolio showing your competency within the role, Functional Skills to include Maths, English and IT (depending on award and previous qualifications) where a tested part will be completed and you will complete a Technical Certificate to underpin your knowledge of working in the sector, this also comes with a tested part.

Apprenticeship framework

Activity Leadership

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by KNIGHTS GROUP


Chris Billingham 01276 681248

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017