Level 4 Sports Coach Apprenticeship - Barnfield Primary School Barnfield Primary School

As a Sports Coach in a school setting, the role will focus on promoting health and well-being across the school and supporting the PE Lead to deliver physical education. If you would like to inspire others to be physically active this is the role for you. For the right person, there is a potential pathway within school sport.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The Salary is in line with the national minimum apprenticeship wage. Uplifts for relevant experience will be discussed at the interview.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Gain invaluable insight and experience of working within a school setting. Developing knowledge, skills, and behaviours to support the teacher and inspire young people to learn
  • Be a role model for healthy, active lifestyles and support the delivery of physical education, physical activity, health and well-being, and school sport
  • Extend opportunities for all pupils to participate in extracurricular activities. Deliver active lunchtimes and support after school and community sport
  • Support with administrative tasks associated with sports teams, events and competitions
  • Assist the teacher in the classroom to support pupil progress and enhance the learning experience of children
  • Support the efficient organisation of storage areas, teaching aids and equipment
  • Working as part of the school team is a role model for learning, PE and school sport
  • Support and help create, plan, and deliver the national PE curriculum for a school

The training you will be getting

Sports Coach Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard qualification:

  • Training is provided through virtual learning
  • The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals

Knowledge, skills & Behaviours Developed through research tasks: 

  • The Wider Picture- Know and understand how education has developed, understanding the National Curriculum 
  • Teaching Philosophy - How the environment influences teaching 
    Coaching and Teaching - How to coach in different environments - lesson planning
  • Behaviour Support - Developing learning techniques
  • Learning and Development - How do learners learn?
  • Learning Resources - Examples and how they can be used in lessons
  • Curriculum Development - Writing a curriculum overview
  • Profiling - Working 1:1 on development
  • Curriculum - Medium-term development, designing a Scheme of Work
  • Sports Partnership Work - Managing competitions
  • CPD development and self - awareness  

They will also complete training to deliver: 

  • Gymnastics (Once completed learners will have the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality and safe gymnastics lessons)
  • Outdoor Adventurous Activities
  • Dance
  • Organising Sports events (including Sports Day)
  • Developing lesson plans and schemes of work
  • Opportunity to gain relevant Level 2 National Governing Body Qualification 
  • Safeguarding Level 1
  • Prevent duty
  • Working towards Level 2 Functional Skills (where appropriate)
  • Opportunities to gain additional coaching qualifications

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Higher education pathway
  • Teaching assistant within a school setting
  • Pathway into teaching
  • Working in a sector that involves, initiative, leadership, communication, developing positive relationships
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

You would be working with an Ofsted - OUTSTANDING (Sept 2021) and National Award -Winning Training Provider.

About the employer

Barnfield is a very special school, it is a place where we strive to ensure all our pupils and staff are the best they can be. We are incredibly passionate about our pupils reaching their potential, our staff are highly committed to teaching and providing ambitious learning opportunities to ensure this happens. Our children are encouraged to ‘be the best they can be’ from an early age. Through our work with Compass for Life, we encourage our children to identify their ‘super north star’ and consider the milestones and steps they need to accomplish in order to achieve their goals, linking this very closely to their current learning. We want our pupils to appreciate their learning has a real purpose. Through our curriculum, we also aim to promote: Ambitious me Creative me Curious me Emphatic me Healthy me These are five key qualities we have identified as a community which we believe will help our young people grow into well rounded individuals, ready for their next steps. A key part of achieving this centralises around our message that learning is meant to be tricky and mistakes are part of learning. We place great importance on developing resilience and a growth mindset to help reinforce this message. We are incredibly proud of the diverse backgrounds our children, families and staff come from. We celebrate and promote our diversity, recognising each child as an individual. We use values as our common language. In order to make all this happen, we place great emphasis on the importance of relationships. We are champions for our young people. We want our young people to feel happy, safe, encouraged and inspired. We truly want our pupils to be the best they can. I am very proud to be the Headteacher of our wonderful school. It would be lovely to have the opportunity to show you why Barnfield is so special, either as a prospective pupil, parent or member of the team. Please contact the school office to make an appointment. Paper copies of any information found on this website can be obtained at our office. I look forward to meeting you. Catherine Goodwin Headteacher


Barnfield Primary School


Barnfield Primary

Silkstream Road

Burnt Oak


You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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


Adam Baker


01438 791068

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit the apprenticeship training provider to apply: www.sportingfuturestraining.co.uk Download application form and send it through to vacancies@esfapprenticeships.co.uk Any queries contact: Sporting Futures Training - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 May 2024