Sports Coach Apprenticeship STEER SPORTS AND EDUCATION LTD

The apprenticeship is an 18 month long course and consists of 30 hours per week of paid work. You will will attend the college one morning a week & spend the rest of their week shadowing professionals, attending training opportunities & eventually running your own after school/lunch clubs with an aim to eventually progress onto curricular delivery.

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Closing date: 21 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • In an average day, the apprentice will be shadowing an Activity Professional delivering day to day duties in schools and in time, be running their own after school clubs
  • The aim is for the applicant to progress onto their own curricular PE delivery.
  • Throughout the term, the apprentice will have additional training opportunities such as internal CPD, compliance courses and affiliated qualifications such as British Gymnastics, British Fencing etc.

The training you will be getting

  • The applicant will complete the following compliance courses: Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Prevent, GDPR, Equality and Diversity.
  • Additionally, they will undertake an Instructor course run by British Gymnastics.
  • Other affiliated training opportunities include: Lawn tennis association, British Fencing, British Dodgeball.
  • The apprentice will attend the college one day a week where they will look into coaching pedagogy, subject knowledge and start to establish themselves as coaches.

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Sports Coach Level 4 standard. On completion the apprentice will receive Level 4 Sports Coach qualification. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

By the end of your apprenticeship, the L4 will progress youonto university opportunities at foundation degree level. Equally, we’re always keen to offer internal progressions beyond your apprenticeship such as: Team Leader, Operations Management, Project Management, Wraparound Lead etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Sport (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

There is the possibility of working on a casual basis (supporting Holiday Camps) until the apprenticeship starts. You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. In some cases, you may be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Premier Education is a sports education provider to primary schools across the country. We deliver quality PE / enrichment / staff training / extra curricular clubs / wraparound care to schools in Yeovil and the surrounding local area. Premier Education is a network of franchises and we at ‘Steer Sports and Education’ own the Yeovil franchise area.





BA21 4ET

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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


Wendy Jenkins


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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