Sports Coach Apprenticeship L4 (Sept 2023) LEO ACADEMY TRUST

Main purpose of the post: Work alongside teachers and coaches to support and lead PE lessons, lunch and playtime activities, fixtures, competitions, clubs and events to raise the profile of PE and school sport within our academies.

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    (if age 19 or over and after the first year of your apprenticeship, you will be entitled to the correct minimum wage for your age)

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Employment Duties:

  • Deliver enrichment clubs and activities at breakfast, lunch and after school
  • Support the teaching of PE and sport lessons in school
  • Support ordinary classroom activities
  • Support your academy in preparing for and attending school sport competitions
  • Produce risk assessments for your academy in preparation for them attending sports events
  • Support house competitions, sports days and other events where possible
  • Help to identify and support talented individuals
  • Support Academy Trust wide events and initiatives
  • Be a champion for LEO Sport and Sport & Wellbeing in general - promote and market sporting opportunities to schools and parents / students through traditional and social media channels
  • Help ensure the sporting achievements of the academy and its students are well publicised
  • Assist with the running of before and/or after school clubs
  • Pastoral support for small groups or individuals
  • Gifted and talented and low self-esteem mentoring
  • 1-1 support for pupils with SEN or disabilities
  • Organising and running inter and intra sports events

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

  • Sports Coach Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) for 4
  • New for 2023! For more details on our BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education opportunity please see our website

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5-9 or A - C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5-9 or A - C) Essential

Things to consider

This role will involve working outdoors during sports lessons and events & a sporting background is desirable * have personal experience in delivering sport/activities to groups of primary aged pupils * Flexible approach to duties undertaken. * Experience in coaching in schools, clubs or similar. * Full clean driving licence is desirable.

About the employer

LEO Academy Trust is formed of 7 schools in and around Sutton and Epsom. We have a central team dedicated to supporting our schools. LEO Academy Trust champions continuous professional development and delivers a programme of in house CPD. We also work with a range of partners to offer accessible training for all staff including e-learning, a CPD website and face to face workshops. We believe in the importance of succession planning, and that we are well placed to support you in your next challenge. We offer opportunities to work across different academies within the Trust, and a commitment to promotion opportunities, encouraging ‘home grown’ talent. Other Information * Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK from the location(s) provided and not from overseas. * For this role the Trust would / would not consider sponsoring a Certificate of Sponsorship/visa. Please note we are unable to offer advice on any Visa and Immigration cases. * Feedback will only be provided upon request if you attend an interview. * Please note: LEO Academy Trust may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. * In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 statutory guidelines, the Trust will use internet searches, including social media searches to perform pre-employment checks on candidates in the course of recruitment. The Trust will act in accordance with its data protection and equal opportunities obligations. * Employees working in any role that requires them to communicate with pupils, parents, guardians, staff and / or members of the community, must be able to speak fluent English to enable the effective performance of the role and to ensure that they are able to abide by their safeguarding responsibilities.




C/O Cheam Common Junior Academy

Kingsmead Avenue

Worcester Park



HR Team

0208 337 1844

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Sports coach

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

You should complete an application form. All candidates should detail in their application form how you meet the aspects of the person specification for the role (Available form our website). You should describe your suitability against the person specification and ensure that you cover all essential criteria (if not marked as essential, please assume all are essential), by providing evidence and examples of proven experience.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Mar 2023