Apprentices will be required to work towards a British Gymnastics Level 1 or 2 qualification alongside the apprenticeship. Working in the gym assisting coaches to deliver gymnastics from preschool to teens, with learning gymnastics skills. Opportunity to experience all forms of gymnastics across the board from recreational to performance.

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Closing date: 15 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Gymnastics classes are in the evening and weekend. For Example: 2pm to 9pm in the week 9am to 1pm on one day at the weekend. You will have two consecutive days off a week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

You will have a varied list of duties, different every day, including:

* Helping with preschool classes (daytime) via assistant coaching

* Helping with participation programmes (evening), via assistant coaching

* Community programme assistant coaching

You will be mentored in the gym by a range of exceptionally qualified and skilled coaches.

The training you will be getting

Community Activator Coach NVQ Level 2 

British Gymnastics General Coach Level 1 and/or Level 2 qualifications, including Functional Skills in English and maths if required. Apprentices will be required to work towards a British Gymnastics Level 1 or 2 qualification alongside the apprenticeship.

We will provide on the job training, as well as designated "college" time during the week.  Study can take place at work or from home with agreement of manager. NVQ assessors will attend the wokplace and for the coaching qualifications - these are run by British Gymnastics so assessment will be away from the gym building. (Usually one or two days spread over the course of a few months)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Nationally there is a shortage of qualified level 1 and 2 coaches. We expect to employ successful apprentices at the close of their training, circumstances allowing. Gymnastics clubs throughout the region are facing shortages of staff, so vacancies will be available regionally and nationally - though we hope you will stay with us!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please note, you will need to be physically fit, this is a physical job, you will be on your feet for long periods. Weekend work will be required (at least one day). If you do not have a gymnastics background, this does not prevent you from achieving, but you will have to study hard!

About the employer

Huntingdon Gymnastics Club was established in 1986, and has had the honour of training National, International , World and Olympic gymnasts, most recently the home club of Dan Keating and Louis Smith. We are a charity and have a large participation and community programme as well as our Elite Performance squads. We run preschool classes and open our doors to the general public several times a week for free play sessions and parties.







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Sue Besant


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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

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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