Playworker Apprentice Shirley Sports Ltd

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to work within local community settings, schools & holiday camps. Working alongside our team, you will be caring & supporting children in play. You will be creating a stimulating & adventurous environment, allowing children to choose how they want to play.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    To be discussed at interview stage. The exact location of the school, will also be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Set up learning spaces including moving equipment
Assist in monitoring and maintaining a safe environment
Assist with planning, preparing and delivering a high-quality playing environment
Provide comprehensive care for children of all ages
Support and maintain the logging of confidential records
Support children with literacy and numeracy
Supporting in the maintaining of good relationships with school, parents and children

The training you will be getting

The training for the programme will include online learning, webinars, practical sessions and visits in the workplace with an Ofsted Outstanding Training Provider. On completion you will achieve a level 2 Playworker qualification and Functional Skills as required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following completion of the apprenticeship, there will be further employment opportunities available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/4-9) Desired

Things to consider

The working week will be discussed at interview stage. The location of each apprenticeship is within and around the radius of MK5 6GG. This will be discussed fully at the interview stage.

About the employer

Join the leading provider of PE and School Sport in the UK and start your Premier Career Pathway. We are a national company with a local voice.


Shirley Sports Ltd


Foxglove Way


MK42 9GP

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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

Apprenticeship standard


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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