School Sports Apprentice Redruth School

A secondary school in the Redruth area are keen to appoint a ‘PE & School Sport Apprentice’ to assist in the delivery of secondary school PE lessons and extra-curricular activities.

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Closing date: 09 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

    You will be working 30-40 hours per week, ranging between the hours of 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. Specific shifts to be negotiated with the school.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • The successful applicant will be required to take on varied roles and duties which will include working with pupils under the guidance of the teacher to maximize pupil progress. This may be with individuals or small groups where you will be helping to motivate and inspire pupils to develop a lifelong passion for physical activity.
  • You will be looking after all sports equipment and ensure it is fit for use, in the right place and in good order and at request of teaching staff you will be asked to put out/up equipment required for a lesson. Alongside this you will be assisting in the coordination of school sports fixtures and developing the provision of lunchtime and after school sports clubs.
  • You will be expected to maintain all sports equipment so there is sufficient resources for all lessons and pupils and will be officiating at school sports events and assisting in the facilitation of competitions between local schools.

Please note that some additional administrative duties and a degree of flexibility will be required as part of this role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Experience of working within a sporting or educational context would be advantageous, however a determination to see young people succeed is of the utmost importance. Strong organisational, communication and team work skills will form a key element of the position, with the successful candidate anticipated to regularly utilise their skills in forward planning and initiative.

An ability to motivate and inspire young people in striving toward their full potential will form an essential part of this role, with the ability to plan and adapt coaching sessions to keep them fun, engaging and exciting being of paramount importance. Individuals with National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications are sought, however further training can be provided in this area for the right candidate.

Personal qualities

The successful applicant will be an outgoing, charismatic and innovative individual who has a natural infinity in engaging and enthusing students across the school. Flexibility, good timekeeping and an optimistic approach will all be traits sought in candidates who can act as a professional role model at all times.

This role will suit an individual who is organised and hard working, as they work to support all areas of the PE Department. Outstanding communication skills will form a key part of this role in developing strong working relationships with parents, schools and other external partners.

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications are required as full training will be provided. It would however be advantageous for the successful applicant to have an interest in the sport and education sectors, in addition to previous coaching experience or activity leadership.

Future prospects

This employer is very keen to progress all staff members through the bespoke training opportunities they offer and can host superb professional development opportunities within the education and sport sectors. It is hoped that the successful candidate will become an invaluable member of the team who can take on more responsibility and coaching hours in the future. This is a superb opportunity to gain experience within a school setting and can therefore act as the perfect foundation for progressing into a career in education and/or sport.

About the employer

Redruth School are very proud of their learning environment and the high standards of achievement reached by students at the school. We believe that every child can succeed in life if challenged and inspired appropriately. A strong academic curriculum supported by outstanding extra-curricular provision enables Redruth students develop as individuals with the necessary skills to be successful in adult life. Our blend of traditional values combined with creativity and innovation offers a rich environment for progress. Every opportunity is taken to enrich the learning experiences of our students. They tell us regularly that they learn best when having fun and sometimes lessons learned away from the classroom experience are the most powerful. We treat our students as young adults and individuals and they respond positively to this approach. As a result, a positive working relationship exists between students and staff. Redruth School is committed to developing the whole person. The experience and opportunities available to our students are broad and reflected in the wide range of school and after school activities on offer; our school facilities are student centred and learner engaging and our provision of extra curricular activities is unrivalled.


Redruth School


Tolgus Vean


TR15 1TA

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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Physical Education and School Sport includes:
◾Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (QCF)
◾Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾Employment Rights and Responsibilities
◾Emergency First Aid
◾Certified Health and Safety Course
◾Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Most aspects of your training will be delivered on-site by the employer at your workplace, and you will have regular visits every six to eight weeks by your designated assessor from Skills Group, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


Olivia 01752 332452

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017