Sports Coaching Apprenticeship Bristol Sport Foundation

As a coach in our team, you will be required to support safe, fun, and engaging sessions, to help enthuse, educate, and motivate our audience. We are specifically looking for people who are passionate about sport and the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children. If you are someone who loves fitness and sport, the role involves working alongside experienced coaches to support various activities. Assisting with the planning and delivery of lessons, taking the lead with small groups as directed. Supporting the head coach with reporting on participant progress and development.

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

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Closing date: 19 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per working week - Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Through our Forever Sport programme, and working alongside our partner schools, you will play a vital role in helping children to fall in love with sport and enjoy being active.

Outside of Forever Sport delivery, BSF offers education programmes, pupil mentoring, lunch clubs, after-school clubs, sports festivals, community hubs and holiday camps.

Each offers a safe and inclusive learning environment for children to learn, develop, and try a variety of sports in a relaxed setting.

Coaches will deliver lunch clubs and after-school clubs daily, whereas holiday camps take place in the school holidays and our community hubs take place on weekday evenings and at the weekend (basketball only).

This Apprenticeship Offering is in partnership with Coach Core. Coach Core's vision is to drive social mobility through apprenticeships and sport, so that every young person can reach their true potential and inspire those around them.

Since our launch in 2012, we have worked with over 150 of the biggest sports providers, youth clubs and charities in the country, supporting over 500 young people.

If you are successful with your application, your role will involve:

  • Helping to inspire your community to develop and lead an active, healthy, happy lifestyle
  • Working alongside experienced coaches to support various activities
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of lessons, taking the lead with small groups as directed
  • Supporting the head coach with reporting on participant progress and development
  • Assisting with the wider activities of Bristol Sport Foundation, which may include administration tasks, social media, marketing, and events
  • Maintaining the health and safety of those involved in your sessions
  • Sharing knowledge and ideas with other Coach Core apprentices, to help improve coaching delivery

As well as being supported by a talented, professional, and caring team of coaches and managers, you will be joining a charity that offers employees the following:

  • A fantastic open plan office at Ashton Gate Stadium
  • Complimentary match tickets to see the Bristol Bears and Bristol City play
  • Regular team building
  • Social events
  • On the job and external CPD opportunities
  • Bristol Sport Foundation clothing
  • Exciting future career prospects

As an apprentice with Bristol Sport Foundation, you will be studying for a 12-18 month qualification that will be the Community Coach Activator Level 2 Apprenticeship.

We particularly welcome applicants from female, black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and homosexual, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently underrepresented within our workforce.

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

  • Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship Level 2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There are several avenues in which you can progress within Bristol Sport Foundation. The direction of progression is always supported by your mentor but is also largely self-led
  • We are eager to help individuals who show consistently strong work ethic to excel in their areas of passion by providing training, additional responsibilities, as well potentially more paid hours and/or salary increments to match
  • Following the completion of the apprenticeship, we will (where possible on the provision of how to progress in the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

Things to consider

Bristol Sport Foundation have partner schools across Greater Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset. It is therefore desirable for applicants to be able to drive and have access to a vehicle. It is not a barrier to employment with BSF if you do not have access to a vehicle that you can drive. We have some

About the employer

Bristol Sport Foundation is on a mission to help people in Greater Bristol, BANES, and beyond, to lead more active, healthy, and happy lives. Forever Sport, our primary school PE and sports coaching programme, is engaging and inspiring children from over 50 schools to fall in love with sport and physical activity.


Bristol Sport Foundation


Bristol Sport Foundation


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Oct 2023