Sports Coach Level 4 Apprentice - East Anglia Coaching (Thetford) EAST ANGLIA COACHING LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity with East Anglia Coaching Ltd, who are seeking an eager to learn, enthusiastic apprentice to work and study towards their Level 4 Sports Coaching qualification! They specialise in gymnastics sessions for children / young people, so apply now to be a part of this exciting team!

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Closing date: 27 Jan 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

    Typical working week - 5 days a week - 30 hours total (Possibility of working up to 35 hours). Daytime, evenings and weekend work available. Schedule to be worked around applicant. Exact days and working hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • To be actively involved in every session 
  • To help build confidence in the children and leaders with positive communications
  • To coach a small group of children efficiently with minimal input 
  • To deal with behavior issues correctly using the EAC guidelines 
  • To be effective and adaptable when working within a team 
  • To ensure no child is overlooked 
  • To clearly explain and describe all activities clearly

The coach will learn to apply this knowledge in work environments and be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Planning and adapting sessions and activities that respond to customer feedback and encourage customers to develop a lifelong activity habit
  • Coaching or leading pre-planned sport or physical activity sessions that are attractive to the target audience(s) and develop motivational relationships with customers
  • Promoting a physical activity offer, (including but not exclusively) organised play and sport in the community which supports individuals on their behaviour change journey
  • Working collaboratively with sports clubs and other community assets, including volunteers, public services, youth workers, the police and community champions
  • Supporting customers to co-produce rewarding volunteering opportunities
  • Supporting families to participate together in sport and physical activity
  • Working effectively with customer insight to overcome individual, community and societal barriers to participation in physical activity and sport

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards your Level 4 Sports Coach qualification across a total duration of 21 months!
  • Training provider: LMP Group (Rated 3rd best apprenticeship training provider across the UK)!
  • All online / remote learning, no classroom or college day release
  • An allocated tutor will support you throughout the apprenticeship and arrange monthly online sessions

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential to be offered a full-time position upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above or Level 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above or Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Successful applicants will require a full DBS check. Please ensure you can commute to the work place.

About the employer

We specialise in gymnastics training sessions and also offer fun birthday party packages for kids too! The successful coach will connect with all participants as individuals, using their name & building a good rapport. Be actively involved in all sessions, ensuring all the children are participating & having fun. Help all children learn, with demonstrations & positive feedback. To be effective and adaptable when working in the team and to ensure effective running of classes. A typical gymnastics class will consist of: We teach the basics and advanced gymnastics skills for a range of ages. Learning how to use all of our apparatus, beam, bars, floor, vault and our big bouncy air track. This Is a great way for children to socialise, make new friends and get active at the same time.




Croxton Road


IP24 1JD

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Poppy Drury

Apprenticeship standard

Sports coach

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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