Activity Leadership Apprenticeship Essex County Council

The Royal Foundation have launched Coach Core, innovative and exciting sports coaching apprenticeship targeting young people who wish to gain further education and employment in sport. There are 20 positions across several locations - the candidate will be considered for the location closest to them.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours shift work inc. evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    20 available

The Royal Foundation are working in partnership with Active Essex, the County Sports Partnership for Essex who will manage the Team Essex Coach Core programme. You will work towards your Activity Leadership  Level 2 incorporating Active Leisure for Exercise Professionals.

Coach Core Benefits

  • Achieve qualifications and vocational training that matches the criteria required by employers within the sports industry.
  • Mentoring and experience of working alongside professionals from the industry including Sports Development Officers, experienced sports coaches and personnel from National Governing Bodies.
  • Practical experience of working in the industry at sports event, in schools, in clubs and coaching within sports venues.
  • An opportunity to meet new people of a similar age, have fun, become a role model and give something back to the community.
  • The opportunity to attend exciting events and training throughout the apprenticeship

Please take the time to read the following information about each employment partner and the opportunity that they are able to offer. There are 20 positions across these locations - the candidate will be considered for the location closest to them.

Brentwood Leisure Trust
Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, CM15 9NN
Sport – Swimming, multi-sports, fitness
Nationally recognised site for social impact programmes around mental health and wellbeing and pan disability. Apprentices will have the opportunity to work alongside our experienced coaches and staff and will be appointed a ‘staff buddy’ as well as mentor. 

Chelmsford City Sports – Athletics 
Sport – Athletics and multi-sports
Chelmsford City Sports delivers a range of sporting opportunities for young people and adults with a wide range of abilities. It is our aim that through your time working with us you grow and develop to be confident and competent enough to lead sports sessions.

Colchester  Utd Football in the Community
Sport – Football and multi-sports
Colchester United’s Football in the Community programme provides high quality sporting provision for schools and groups around the town. 

Essex Boys and Girls Clubs
Sport – Multi-sport
Essex Boys and Girls Club provide diversionary activities for more than 15,000 teens (11-19yrs) and advice for over 1,000 volunteers.
The apprentices based with us will be able to get involved in a range of sports across our network of clubs, as well as supporting events, summer holidays programmes and outdoor adventure sessions.

Fusion Lifestyle
Sport – Tennis, gymnastics, diving
Fusion lifestyle are a leading leisure operator in the county of Essex. Our exciting apprenticeship programme will offer 2 young individuals the chance to be involved in a variety of sports such as gymnastics, tennis, trampolining and diving. 

Hadleigh Park – Active Essex
Sport – Mountain biking, parkour, water sports, triathlon
The two opportunities will be focused on cycling and outdoor activities which are new activities at the park. Each apprentice will be mentored by very experienced team members whose experience range.

Sport for Confidence
Braintree, Castle Point
Sport – Multi-sports including athletics and swimming
This is an exciting and unique opportunity for the right individuals to work alongside Occupational Therapists and health professionals. This is the first project of its kind and we are looking to take on 2 exceptional apprentices to support the delivery of sports sessions. 

Volleyball England & Essex County Cricket 
Chelmsford and Colchester
Sport – Volleyball and cricket
Essex Cricket and England Volleyball are pleased to offer 2 apprentices the opportunity to work with this unique partnership combining the sports of cricket and volleyball that looks to provide new opportunities to lead a more active lifestyle. 

West Ham United Foundation
Chelmsford, Thurrock, Brentwood
Sport – Football and multi sports
The apprentice will be working within Secondary and Primary schools supporting the delivery of PPA, mentoring and multi-sport sessions across Essex.

Essex County Cricket Club 

Essex County Cricket is pleased to offer one apprentice the opportunity to work with us and become an All stars Cricket apprentice. You will support Essex Cricket with the role out of the national 5-8 year old programme across the county looking to excite, engage and enhance the next generation of cricketers. The apprentice will work with a range of groups, from grass roots through to elite.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Candidates must be enthusiastic about wanting to work within their chosen coaching area and be committed to the 12 month apprenticeship.

Personal qualities

Ability to work well within a team 

Qualifications required

You do not have to have previous experience of coaching the sport as full training and support will be given.

Future prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications

Things to consider

Please note, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed with your choices but we will do our best to ensure that you have a placement that you enjoy and can easily travel to. The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

About the employer

In July 2012, The Royal Foundation launched Coach Core; a new, innovative and exciting sports coaching apprenticeship targeting young people who wish to gain further education and employment in sport. Since then, apprentices in cities across the UK have been able to enjoy an intensive but incredible opportunity to become educated and employed for 12 months with some of the biggest sports providers and clubs in the industry. With a full support team in place, apprentices have thrived both with their professional and personal development as we look to enhance the lives and opportunities for all Coach Core students from the first day to the last.


Essex County Council


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Training provider

Level 2 Certificate in Multi-skilled Activity Leadership 
Functional Skills in English, Maths & ICT
Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook (ERR)
Personal learning and thinking skills

Apprenticeship framework

Activity Leadership

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017