Sports and Holiday Camp Apprenticeship DISCOVERY SCHOOLS ACADEMIES TRUST LTD

Strengthen and develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours to support community engagement in physical activities, organised play and sport. You’ll gain experience in working with multiple communities, building rapport with people and supporting them to move away from an inactive lifestyle.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2024

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

    Hours of Work: 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year (25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays) Place of work NSPCC Training centre but will be required to work across multiple school locations Days/Hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting with the delivery of activities  within our partner primary schools. To include curricular and extracurricular clubs

  • Assisting in delivering School Games Competitions and School Sports Partnership events such as festivals, G+T Days and training events

  • Assisting in facilitating coaching, sporting and wider activity sessions through setting up equipment, organising kit, monitoring ingoing’s and outgoing’s

  • Assisting the Extended services manager  in day to day tasks including project management and operations

  • Assisting with wrap around clubs providing ad hoc cover in times of staff absence

  • Carrying out equipment H&S checks, supporting storage and maintenance of equipment

  • Assisting in the delivery of multisport holiday clubs
    Assisting with administration tasks as required

  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults with whom you come into contact with

  • Help to toilet children in accordance with school procedures and the intimate care policy.

(a)   The nature of the work may involve the post holder carrying out work outside of normal working hours.

(b)   The postholder may be required to attend, from time to time, training courses, conferences, seminars or other meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the school.

(c)    Expenses will be paid in accordance with the Local Conditions of Service.

(d)   This post is eligible for a DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (i.e. it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 before the coming into force of section 64 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 on 10th September 2012. Therefore a DBS enhanced check is an essential requirement.

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

Qualification – Level 2 Certificate in Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing
Learning style – delivery sessions, virtual learning, masterclass, remote coaching
Progression – gain a nationally-recognised qualification to develop your career
Duration – typically 14 to 18 months

Functional Skills English and Maths if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After successfully completing this sports coaching course, you’ll be awarded the Active IQ Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults – as well as a further Active IQ qualification of your choice. These include the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing, and/or the Level 2 Certificate in Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing.

The qualifications and experience gained upon successful completion of this apprenticeship will allow you to apply for further roles within this sector.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Level 4 or Grade C) Desired

Things to consider

The Apprentice will lead various sporting and recreational activities and in doing so create an educational environment in which a pupil's all round development is considered and realised.

About the employer

Sharing our passion for learning, you’ll get to enjoy hands-on experience, work towards a recoginised qualification and earn while you learn. You’ll be part of a growing, multi-academy trust that is passionate about shaping the lives of our pupils. As part of the Discovery family, you’ll play an important part in improving outcomes for all our children and making a real difference to their futures. Our strong purpose ensures that not only does our work do good but it feels good doing it. A Sports and Holiday Camp apprentice is an integrated member of the Central Extended Services team is responsible under the direction of a the Extended Service Manager teacher, to assist with the delivery of the Trust Extended Service provision which includes supporting Wrap around care clubs and Holiday Camps.




NSPCC Training Centre

Beaumont Leys


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Training provider



Nicola Thorpe

07398 831082

Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

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