School Sport Coach Apprentice AUCKLEY SCHOOL

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Apprentice to join our vibrant and friendly team. You will work closely with, and be mentored by, one of our Assistant Headteachers who also leads Sport across our school. You will be closely supported through your qualification with real experience to complement your learning.

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Closing date: 23 May 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, 8.30 am - 4.45 pm (with flexibility). Standard Holidays.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will initially support, and later lead, PE lessons across school, and run after-school clubs and holiday clubs to enable our children to access a full range of different sporting opportunities.

Auckley is an average-sized primary school in the village of Auckley located 5 miles East of Doncaster City Centre. We are set in beautiful grounds and have excellent facilities which can be further developed by the successful candidate.

We are offering a fantastic opportunity to become part of our exceptional staff team and make a real difference to the lives of children in our school community. We are committed to staff development and strive towards achieving the highest standards in all that we do.

One of our School Values is Excellence and you will be supported in achieving excellence in your role.

General duties include:

  • Act within the limits of your own competence and within agreed ways of working, following the relevant local and national standards, policies and protocols used in the workplace.
  • Monitor the health and well-being of individuals in your care.
  • Support the provision of high-quality sports coaching.
  • Involve all children in PE and adapt lessons for different abilities.
  • Feedback to children on performance to help them improve techniques and understanding.
  • Develop links with local schools and partners to help with competitive sport and physical activity provision.
  • Support the Sports Lead regarding intra and inter-school events.
  • Assist the school in its day-to-day duties.
  • Introduce innovative sporting opportunities and develop any specialisms or passions across the school.

The training you will be getting

  • Training will be at Doncaster College where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer. 
  • Day release  
  • You will undertake the Sports Coach Level 4 standard qualification.   
  • You will undertake Functional Skills for English and/or Maths if needed.   
  • You will undertake both on and off-the-job training by a team of industry-qualified professionals to give you the best skills, knowledge and experience that will help you become a Sports Coach of the future! 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Math (Grade 4 or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Sports (Grade Pass/ Merit/ Distinction) Desired

Things to consider

You must be able to travel to and from work and college. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

We are immeasurably proud of our school and of the children that attend and I feel truly privileged to be the Head Teacher. Above all else, Auckley is a happy school. We pride ourselves on our welcoming and friendly atmosphere. We are set in beautiful grounds with a wildflower meadow, a Forest School woodland area, flourishing allotments and a pond with fish. Our school was founded in 1876 and has a rich history that we celebrate with the children and the community. In 1973 the school moved to this site. We are very much part of the village community and have strong links with the local farm, the church and local businesses. We want our children to understand the heritage of the local area and the cultural background of where they live in order to feel passionate about their community. Our eight school values are integral to everything that we do at Auckley. These are kindness, respect, integrity, empathy, collaboration, determination, tolerance and resilience. Family is very important to us and as a small school, we know our children and their families very well. We appreciate and value the support that families give us and the role that they play in enriching our children’s experiences and supporting their education. We have created a curriculum that is rich and ambitious. We want our children to be able to make sense of an increasingly globalised, complex and rapidly changing world and to be able to make decisions for the right reasons and in the best interests of our community. We want our children to be aspirational about their futures, and to be change makers, so that they can help to create a future they want to live in. All children from Year One upwards have the chance to graduate from The Children’s University in Doncaster. We hope that our curriculum will empower and equip all of our children with the skills to participate, challenge and reshape the world around them. We have a commitment to enabling every child to succeed. Our children are able to access a wealth of visits and visitors to enrich the curriculum. We have recently welcomed members of the Jewish and Muslim communities into school to visit our children along with our wonderful local Vicar, Mr Redyeoff. Sport and Physical Education take a central role in both the school’s curriculum and community. We believe strongly that every child should live a fit, healthy and active lifestyle. With this in mind, we fully embed this into our school day. Our children regularly take part in sport competitions in and out of school and throughout their journey at Auckley, enjoy a wide variety of sporting experiences. Our school Sports Week, Sports Day and World Cup Day are always egarly anticipated dates on the school calendar.








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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


Asa Buckley

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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