School Sport Coach Apprentice Fairfield Prep School

Fairfield Prep School have a thriving team of staff, with a wide range of sports delivered such as rugby, football, hockey, netball, gymnastics, dance, swimming, tennis, cricket and many more. The extra curricular programme runs before and after school and includes some Saturday morning fixtures as well as mid-week fixtures and trips and tours.

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The above salary is full time, this role is TERM TIME ONLY, working 39 weeks per year. the actual salary is £11,417 per annum.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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  • Working week

    Monday - Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm, TERM TIME ONLY,

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The apprentice would be based in the PE Department at Fairfield prep school. They will:

  • Assist in PE lessons in all age groups, lead small group activities and phases such as warm up and cool downs.
  • Be able to take a lead with teams for fixtures and training sessions under the supervision of sports staff.
  • Become fully engaged in the day to day running of the school, joining on trips, tours and fixtures as appropriate and being part of all school INSET. 

The training you will be getting

  • L4 Apprenticeship Standard in Sports Coach
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA):
  • Work based project and presentation with questioning
  • Practical observation with questioning
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio

Delivery Method

  • You will need to be able to attend a training course at Loughborough College starting on 1st August 2024 for 3 weeks Monday to Friday. (Please ensure you are able to travel before applying)
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed onsite
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor
  • Attendance to Loughborough College for Functional Skills (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Higher Education
  • Employment at the school
  • Coaching in education
  • Community sports coaching
  • International sports coaching

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent PE or Sport related qualification (Grade Pass/ Achieved) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training may take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. You will be employed to work with children full time in a school as a member of staff, not a student. Any offer of Apprenticeship will be subject to a full DBS and Satisfactory References Loughborough College has the right to close this vacancy before the end date.

About the employer

Fairfield prep school is an independent prep school servicing students from reception to year 6. The school has approximately 550 students on role. The school has excellent sports facilities on site and the successful candidate would form part of a large Foundation Sports Faculty.


Fairfield Prep School


Fairfield Prep School

Leicester Road


LE11 2AE

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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


Sophia Cleaver

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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