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Sport Apprentice Holy Cross RC Primary School

Sports Apprentice to support the delivery of PE and to play an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of children at Holy Cross by delivering fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help to bring about a change in physical activity habits.

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Closing date: 19 Dec 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 to Friday, working between 8:15 am and 4:00 pm. Hours may change slightly to assist with after school clubs and lunchtime duties. Times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Governors of Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, Plymouth are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Sports Apprentice with a passion for sport and physical activity, a love for working with children and a commitment to raising aspirations.

They are keen to accommodate the best candidates who will make a positive impact on our school and standards. Applicants with experience are encouraged to apply.

We offer:

  • A welcoming school with a strong Catholic ethos.
  • Children who are polite, happy and motivated to learn.
  • A supportive staff team who genuinely want the best for our pupils.
  • A commitment to your own professional development.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be happy to support the Catholic ethos of our school.
  • Be committed to creating challenge, excitement, creativity and independence in learning.
  • Be dedicated to raising standards and be a good role model.
  • Have excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Be dynamic, resilient and hard working with a positive nature.
  • Be able to work as part of a team and establish positive relationships with pupils, parents, governors and staff.
  • Have a reflective and evaluative approach to their practice.

Duties will include:

  • To support the delivery of PE lessons alongside the teacher/external coaches.
  • To support in-class learning across a range of age groups and subjects.
  • To prepare equipment and resources for PE lessons and activities.
  • To run after school activities to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • To support the school in the delivery of their curriculum as needed.
  • Offering pastoral support for small groups or individuals.
  • Working alongside other staff members to promote wellbeing.
  • Lunch time supervision/clubs/activities.
  • Competition management and assistance at events.

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

Over the 16-month Level 2 Community Activator apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

. Level 2 Community Activator qualification

· Behaviours, Skills, and Knowledge

· Level 1/2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)

· End-Point Assessment (EPA)

You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be the potential for full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Desired skills · Interest and enthusiasm for many sports, good spoken communication skills and good organisational skills. Personal qualities · You need a positive happy outlook with energy and enthusiasm and your communication skills are strong. You are prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ with a good team spirit and a ‘can-do’ attitude and a sensitive and supportive approach.

About the employer

We are delighted that you have taken this opportunity to find out about the educational experience for pupils at Holy Cross Catholic Primary School. We are very proud of our school and the achievements of our wonderful pupils. Firm in our belief that children come first, we strive to ensure that all pupils at Holy Cross feel happy and safe. With our children being the leaders of the future, we actively promote independence, confidence and teamwork. Together, everyone achieves more.


Holy Cross RC Primary School


Holy Cross RC Primary School

Beaumont Road

St Jude's


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

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