We are 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: 28 Jun 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 to 5pm, with some weekend work and flexibility required from time to time.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 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 employer
  • To deliver on 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The employer 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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

We are proud to be the official charity for Plymouth Argyle Football Club. Argyle Community Trust uses the prestige of football and the reach of the club to inspire, engage and help people of all ages, achieve their full potential. Argyle Community Trust has a clear vision, along with our national partners, to be an active, inspirational and inclusive community hub for the South West region. We aim to have a positive impact on a range of groups within society and to provide the local community with the opportunity to explore their full potential, improve their life chances and aspirations through the power of football and Plymouth Argyle FC. We are hugely proud to say we have changed lives and inspired people over the past 20 years and envisage this to continue for many years to come. We offer a large range of activities and programmes from football to nationally recognised educational qualifications, from health to social action and disability. To ensure we remain focused and true to our aims we have a strategy showcasing what we do and how we we intend to continue and build upon our work. Our Community Strategy builds on Argyle Community Trust’s desire to make a change to people’s lives using the power of Plymouth Argyle Football Club. The populations that we serve face barriers in relation to health, well-being, education, employment, levels of physical activity, high deprivation in some areas and low attainment levels. Through the work undertaken as part of our last strategy, through research and consultation there is clear evidence to indicate our work is needed within our community. National, regional and local plans reflect the work that we undertake with the aim of breaking down the barriers stated above.




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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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