Level 4 Community and School Sports Coach Apprentice Sport4Kids Nottingham

You will have the opportunity to coach a wide range of sports and activities to children aged 18months - 13 yrs old within community, nursery and primary school settings supported by an excellent mentoring and training structure. You will gain ALL the knowledge and experience required to be a high quality, successful sports coach!

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary dependent on experience. Hourly Rate ranges from £5.28 - £8.00 an hour. Bonus scheme available for achievement of S4K Coaching standards. Travel expenses Policy.

    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

    Flexible shift pattern between 8am - 5pm including weekend work.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The key responsibilities and tasks will be;

  • To lead sports sessions at a variety of settings including nursery schools, primary schools, holiday camps and community venues.
  • To manage safeguarding and welfare requirements at all settings
  • To effectively manage children's behaviour within sessions using a variety of tools and strategies.
  • To lead and manage a holiday camp venue.
  • To communicate appropriately with key stakeholders including parents, teachers, colleagues
  • To support and manage new coaches and their development and training
  • Overall management of the day-to-day operations for coaching in nursery, school and community settings
  • To create and develop effective and long-lasting relationships with schools and nurseries.
  • To identify talented children, and grow and nurture these talent
  • To observe and assess other coaches and help them improve their skills
  • To identify gaps and needs in the children’s sports coaching market, and innovate in developing new products and services
  • To manage and understand responsibilities related to running sports childcare sessions. 

Candidate must have access to their own transport and be able to get themselves and any required equipment to all coaching venues in a timely manner.

Candidates must have access to their own office space with internet access. There is no fixed place of work.

Working hours will be flexible. Up to 8 hour a day shifts, including weekend work.

30 hours a week

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

You will complete the Level 4 Sports Coach apprenticeship through;

  • Functional skills if required
  • Weekly online training
  • Weekly in- house mentoring and support

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Higher Education- in particular Education and Sports Courses
  • Community Sports Coach
  • Primary PE coach
  • Other educational roles
  • Permanent coach within Sport4Kids organisation
  • Senior Children's Activity Professional

This apprenticeship prepares you for employment in a school sport setting and provides opportunities for you to work as a physical education and school sport professional.

This qualification has the professional recognition of The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) at level 4.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Passion for coaching, Enthusaism


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 4/ Grade C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 4/ Grade C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Level 3 Sport-related Qualification (Grade Pass/ Grade C) Desired
Other Sports Coaching Qualification or equivalent (Grade Level 1 minimum) Desired

Things to consider

Applicant must have access to their own transport and be able to travel to venues with any required equipment in a timely and efficient manner. Must be available at weekends. Apprenticeship will be subject to a full DBS and Satisfactory References. Sport4Kids Nottingham has the right to close this vacancy before the end date.

About the employer

Sport4Kids UK is one of the leading sport and physical activity providers for children in the UK. Our industry experts have spent years researching world class sports coaching methodology to create some of the most innovative programmes for children between the ages of 18 months to 11 years.


Sport4Kids Nottingham


Samworth Academy

Bramhall Road




Liz Lamb



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Sports coach

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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