We are looking for candidates to complete a 1 year or 2 year sports apprenticeship. School placement: Level 2 Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership or Level 3 Apprenticeship in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport. Gym placement: Level 2 Fitness Instructing or Level 3 Personal Training.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 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 – Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm, hours will range from 30-37 hours per week, depending upon agreed timetable from the school/gym placement.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2018

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    20 available

  • Must have completed education and CANNOT currently be completing study elsewhere.
  • Must have GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths grade C or above (option to resit with us).
  • Must have interest in coaching.
  • Must have level 1 minimum of a sport qualification to some capacity.
  • Apprentice will be required to deliver breakfast clubs, break/lunch-time activities, cover teacher PPA time and deliver after-school clubs.
  • If placed in a gym/leisure centre, you may also be expected to work weekends, with potential weekdays being your day off in return.
  • Support will also be required with reading and writing tasks with the children in a school placement.
  • Stock checks, equipment request forms, session planning, player/group observations, coaching logs, team evaluation forms. Plus more tasks.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effective communication
  • Interpersonal abilities
  • Problem solving/creativity
  • Teamwork skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Time Management skills

Personal qualities

  • Motivated to learn, on and off the job
  • Organisational skills
  • Creative
  • Adaptable
  • Punctual
  • Professional
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Coaching skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Goal setting
  • Listening
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Patience
  • Reading and researching

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 5 GSCE (or equivalent) grades A* - D (English and Maths at grade C or above)
  • Level 1 + NGBs (not essential but will help)
  • Coaching experience (essential)
  • DBS (not essential as can be completed during induction week)

Future prospects

Level 3 Apprenticeship. University study. Full time employment within the work placement.

About the employer

We are a Sports Education training provider who also offer a sports coaching apprenticeship in local primary/secondary schools. We work alongside our sister company Inspired Sports Events who are responsible for the placement of the apprentices. Level 2 - Activity Leadership Level 3 - Supporting the Delivery of PE & School Sports Level 2 - Fitness Instructing Level 3 - Exercise & Fitness Personal Training We can offer Level 2 & Level 3 qualifications on the sports apprenticeship.





Slater Street


L1 4BX

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Training provider

School could possibly offer extra training to the apprentice during the academic year, to coninside with what we will also deliver to the apprentice. The apprentice will be expected to complete independent learning on the qualification. You will be given PPA time within your school placement to complete qualiifcation work, but will also be expected to do this in your own time too. The assessor (from Progress Sports) will provide training on practical/theory elements of the course and complete monthly reviews to monitor your performance both on placement and with qualification work. You will also be expected to attend the head office during half term and summer holidays to be provided with extra support around your qualification.

The Qualifications you will study dependant upon prior level of learning;

  • Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport
  • Technical Certificate
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Activity Leadership

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PROGRESS SPORTS LIMITED


Gary Macdonald 07825251507

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2017