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Sports Coach Apprenticeship Lowdham C.E. Primary School

Lowdham Primary School is a village school that is bursting with wonderful children, experienced staff, and brilliant learning opportunities. Our place in the community is strong and we have good links with various public places.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 10.30am-4.30pm Term Time Only

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Ability to deliver activities or programme to an acceptable standard.

  • Be able to motivate, encourage and inspire pupils to reach their full potential. To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively, ensuring all pupils are engaged in activities.

  • To support working relationships with the pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.

  • Be responsible for the safety of all pupils participating in the activities and programmes.

  • To be responsible for ensuring that any activity is suitable for the age, physical and emotional maturity, experience, and ability of the participants.

  • To increase the number of participants involved in out of hour’s sports programmes. i.e. Organise sports clubs liaising with staff and the admin team to ensure letters are sent out in a timely manner and to contribute towards school newsletters, twitter, and school website.

  • To undertake planning for each activity session to ensure that the planned programmes demonstrate progression throughout. i.e., Audit resources and utilise and prepare purchase orders for equipment.

  • To ensure accurate records are kept for all sessions and provide feedback in relation to pupil progress and achievement.

  • To support the transition of pupils into local sports clubs as appropriate.

  • To understand and implement school and the local authority policies and procedures as they relate to the delivery of services to pupils and in particular health and safety, equal opportunities and child protection policies and codes of conduct in relation to school staff. To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school. 

  • To contribute to the overall ethos and aims of the school. 

  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/ professionals including liaising with any sports partnerships and organising events and festivals liaising with parents and pupils, risk assessments and forward planning.

  • Participate in training opportunities and professional development as required.

  • To ensure all duties are completed within required time frames, accurately and in a professional manner. 

  • Undertake similar duties commensurate with the level of the post as required.

Other duties include:

  • To deliver high quality activities or coaching sessions.

  • To support the delivery of all sports activities that the school may be engaged in.

  • To be able to contribute to planning, preparing and delivery of agreed programme for individuals or groups.

  • To advance pupil learning and inclusion of all pupils, ensuring they have equal opportunity to learn and develop.

  • To use behaviour management strategies in line with school policy and procedures, which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.

  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.


  • Understanding of the National Curriculum for physical education.
  • Ability to plan and evaluation sessions across varying age ranges.
  • Have a basic understanding of School Sports Partnerships.

Skills and Competencies

  • Attitude that is sympathetic and encouraging in group participants.
  • Good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and self-motivated.
  • Undertake continuing professional development as appropriate.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Sports Coach Level 4

Please click on the link above for more information regarding End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Respectful, Positive, Goal-Oriented


GCSE or equivalent English/ Maths (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Sports (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

- The postholder may be required to attend, from time to time, training courses, conferences, seminars, or other meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the school. - This post is eligible for a DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (i.e., it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 before the coming into force of section 64 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 on 10th September 2012. Therefore, a DBS enhanced check (without a barred list check) is an essential requirement. - The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This applies to 16–18 year old apprentices and those aged over 18 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. * Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation * * Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early * This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer's address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions.

About the employer

At Lowdham CofE Primary School, we all Shine Like Stars! Each child is unique, incredible, and valued highly and we strive to nurture them so they can develop themselves to their full potential. We love to see them grow in confidence; to develop a wide range of skills; and to become socially and spiritually aware so they can leave us as the stars they are and continue to make their mark upon the world. This is our role and our privilege.


Lowdham C.E. Primary School


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NG14 7BE

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Training provider



Nottingham College


Apprenticeship standard

Sports coach

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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