Sports Activities Apprentice BH LIVE

To support the delivery of the adult and junior sports activity programme and membership offering across BH Live centres, primarily based at the Mountbatten Centre. To include support in delivering Portsmouth Interaction scheme and community classes and initiatives.

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Closing date: 04 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Breaks will be unpaid, and will be dependent on age, 30 to 60 minutes

  • Working week

    40 Hours a week. Majority of hours would be worked between Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm, this will vary depending on the needs of the business. There may be a requirement for the employee to work unsociable hours at times.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    17 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To assist in the delivery of junior and adult activities
  • To assist and deliver activities which are within the Portsmouth Interaction Scheme for older adults who have mental health conditions
  • To help assist with sports events in partnership with NGB’s, schools and charity organisations
  • To assist in providing a safe, stimulating, and fun environment for all participants
  • To interact with children and parents to ensure they are best supported to enjoy the sessions
  • To deliver fun, interesting team games during the holiday clubs
  • To help assist all teams in outreach events
  • To be knowledgeable about and to promote the BH Live Junior Membership offer across all centres
  • To always adhere to safeguarding, health and safety requirements and policies
  • To attend training as and when required

The training you will be getting

Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship Level 2:

  • Level 1 in any sport of choice
  • Level 2 in Multi-skills
  • Badminton England Coach Activator training (No Strings training)
  • LSCB Safeguarding Training
  • First Aid Training
  • Manual Handling
  • Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity
  • Functional Skills, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential future employment within BHLive may include roles:

  • Delivering sports to children and young people
  • Fitness and wellbeing roles
  • Co-ordinator / manager positions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The applicant will have: genuine interest in fitness and wellbeing; passion for sports, games, and activities ; good organisational skills; customer service care / client relationship skills; ability to communicate at all levels; ability to instruct large groups; positive can-do attitude; keen and willing to learn skills and expand knowledge; team player; enthusiastic; reliable and trustworthy; able to use own initiative; The work will be primarily at the Mountbatten Centre, with work across other local BH Live centres as required. There may be times the employee would be required to work on a computer. There may be times where the employee would be required to work outside during all weathers (if deemed safe).

About the employer

BHLive are a leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives. With more than five million visits a year our organisation is changing lives and we are at the heart of the UK's growing social economy.




Mountbatten Centre

Alex Way



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Training provider


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


Judith James

01202 567204

Apprenticeship standard

Community activator coach

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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