Sport Apprenticeship Mayflower Community Academy and Nursery

Mayflower Community Academy and Nursery are seeking to appoint highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed Sport Apprentice to support delivering fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help to bring about a change in physical activity habits. They also will be supporting in a T.A role in the class.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Actual pay £6,442 Pro rata.

    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 8am – 4:30pm, exact hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In this role you will be working under the direction of teachers and senior staff to provide safe, high-quality education and care for young children and to maintain a stimulating and enjoyable environment. Under the overall direction of the headteacher you will be working in a vibrant, friendly, widely diverse and inclusive school.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed sport apprentice to join our team working throughout the school. Must have a passion for sport and physical activity, a love for working with children and a commitment to raising aspirations.

  • 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
  • Supporting in the classroom setting as a Teaching Assistant
  • Be able to display effective communication skills with both children and adults
  • Be eager to work collaboratively in a wider team, adaptable and open to new ideas and practices
  • Be a fast and highly flexible thinker, being able to deal with change and unpredictability positively with a ‘can-do’ attitude

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

Over the 15-month Level 2 Community Activator apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

  • 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 assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

Training will happen at Plymouth Argyle. 

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 Good spoken communication skills and good organisational skills. Good communication skills with both children and adults. Previous experience of working with young children, ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative and ability to communicate effectively with a range of people. Effective written and oral communication skills required to liaise with pupils, other staff, parents and outside agencies and professionals.

About the employer

Mayflower Community Academy and Nursery provides inclusive Nursery and Primary School education, working with our pupils to educate and inspire them for their future lives. As an Academy sponsored by the Learning Academies Trust, our pupils benefit from enhanced opportunities including input from leading practitioners, access to wider facilities and resources to support their learning and practical support from members of Plymouth Teaching School Alliance. With the Learning Academies Trust and other partners, we are working together to ensure a bright future for our local community.


Mayflower Community Academy and Nursery


Mayflower Community Academy

41 Ham Drive



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

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