PE & School Sport Apprentice Go Active Cornwall

Go Active Cornwall are keen to seek an enthusiastic and passionate individual who is striving to further their career in the Physical Education and wider community sports sector. The successful candidate will learn planning, leading and coaching physical activities for people of all ages in the community.

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Closing date: 29 Mar 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

    Monday to Friday working hours will generally be between the hours of 8.30am - 5.00pm, with some weekend work and flexibility required from time to time.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role will be varied and duties will include:

  • Assisting in the creation of a fun, positive, safe and inclusive learning environments
  • Supporting small groups and individuals in the teaching environment, for instance those with learning needs, the least active and the more able pupils
  • Promoting key health messages and acting as a community 'activator' to engage young people in developing lifelong health and well-being initiatives
  • Setting up activities, clearing away resources, looking after all sports equipment (ensuring it is fit for use, in the right place and in good order), maintaining wall displays etc. as guided by teaching staff
  • Developing and assisting with the provision of lunchtime and after school sports clubs
  • Involved in co-ordinating off site sporting events, willing to accompany students on educational visits, outings and sporting / PE events as supervised by the teacher or senior person responsible
  • Involved in administration tasks including letter writing, bookings, transport arrangements, marketing, social media etc.
  • Developing positive relationships and acting as a role model to others at all times, as well as acting as an ambassador for the school and Go Active
  • To deliver on Go Active holiday schemes
  • Additional duties and administrative tasks may be required on occasions as consummate with the role

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will be supported in working towards the following qualifications as part of their programme of study:

  • Level 2 Community Activator Coach
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  • Additional bespoke training that meets the standard criteria and is suitable to the employer and the requirements for the role
  • Apprentice's will undertake their training face to face and one day every month at Lanivet Community Centre in Lanivet, Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Go Active is very keen to progress all apprentice staff through the bespoke training opportunities they offer and can host superb professional development opportunities that will vastly enrich any individuals CV towards a sport or education-based career

It is hoped that the successful candidate will become an invaluable member of the team who can take on more responsibility and administrative duties in the future. This is a superb opportunity to gain experience within both school and sport specific settings and can therefore act as the perfect foundation for progressing into a range of exciting careers both within, and externally to the network

Specific progression routes envisaged for the successful candidate include: 

  • Level 4 Sports Coach Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism 
  • Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership (QTS Required) 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Specialising in providing alternative and inclusive sports to children of all ages and abilities, we take great pride in delivering excellence in everything that we do. Having worked with many schools, nurseries, clubs and organisations delivering everything from PE Lessons to Holiday Clubs, we have a wealth of experience in coaching children of all ages and know exactly what it takes to bring out the best in every participant. Our range and variety of alternative and traditional sports sets Go Active Cornwall apart from other coaching companies and we take great pride in ensuring that all of our courses are innovative, inclusive and exciting for children of all ages and abilities. We know the benefit of offering something different and love seeing the positive reaction from children when they learn something new! From Toddlers to Teenagers, Street Surfing to Street Dance and Football to Athletics, Go Active Cornwall delivers consistently high quality coaching to all of its participants.


Go Active Cornwall


Advent House, Station Approach

Victoria, Roche

St. Austell

PL26 8LG

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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

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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