Community Sports Coaching Apprenticeship Changing Lives Community Services

Join Changing Lives in Essex as a Sports Coach Apprentice, where you'll assist in delivering sports coaching sessions in schools, half-term camps, and community projects. Working alongside experienced coaches, you'll engage participants, set up equipment, and support administrative tasks while promoting teamwork and physical well-being.

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

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    30 Hours per week - exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Coach Core's vision is to drive social mobility through apprenticeships and sport, so that every young person can reach their true potential and inspire those around them. Since our launch in 2012, we have worked with over 150 of the biggest sports providers, youth clubs and charities in the country, supporting over 500 young people. As a result of our ongoing expansion, we are now looking to launch a brand-new programme in Essex!

At Changing Lives you will be working towards a Level 2 Community Activator Qualification over the course of 15 months.

Changing Lives is seeking a dedicated and passionate Sports Coach Apprentice to join our team in Essex. As a Sports Coach Apprentice, you will work closely with experienced coaches and educators to deliver high-quality sports coaching sessions in various settings, including schools, half-term camps, and community projects. Your role will involve assisting in the planning and execution of coaching sessions, fostering positive relationships with participants, and promoting the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical well-being.


  • Assist in planning and delivering sports coaching sessions in schools, half-term camps, and community projects.
  • Support experienced coaches in providing engaging and inclusive activities that cater to the needs and interests of participants.
  • Help organise and set up equipment for coaching sessions, ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants.
  • Actively engage with participants, providing encouragement, guidance, and constructive feedback to support their skill development and enjoyment of sports.
  • Assist in the administration and record-keeping tasks related to coaching sessions, including participant registrations and feedback collection.
  • Contribute to the promotion and marketing of Changing Lives' sports programs and community initiatives.
  • Participate in ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance coaching skills and knowledge of sports-related practices.
  • Assist with community outreach efforts and events at Changing Lives' community hubs, promoting the organisations mission and values.


  • Enthusiasm for sports and a genuine interest in working with children, young people, and community members.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, taking direction from experienced coaches and contributing positively to group dynamics.
  • Willingness to learn and develop coaching skills, including adaptability to different coaching environments and age groups.
  • Basic knowledge of sports coaching principles and techniques (previous coaching experience is an advantage but not required).
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate coaching sessions and community events.
  • Commitment to upholding Changing Lives' values of inclusivity, respect, and empowerment.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals passionate about sports and community engagement to gain valuable experience and make a positive impact through coaching and mentorship. Join us at Changing Lives and be part of a dynamic team dedicated to empowering individuals and communities through sports and education.

The training you will be getting

  • Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship Level 2 qualification, including Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At the end of the apprenticeship we endeavour to offer a full time position within our organisation such as Primary School PE Coach, Community Sports Coach, Sports coach and Admin Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

Things to consider

We are looking for an apprentice to cover as much of Essex as possible but are happy to accept those based in Chelmsford, Southend or Colchester. Each Coach Core location receives a significant number of applicants. As such, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed with their first choice employer if successful. The key dates within this ad

About the employer

Changing Lives is a non-profit Community Interest Company that increases physical activity in the community & prevents children from involvement in anti-social behaviour and gang activity through sports sessions, community and social development workshops and programmes. We are a national award winning organisation and have been featured across mainstream TV showing the importance of our work in the community. We are looking to offer young people the chance to join our team and grow our organi


Changing Lives Community Services


47 Crouch Street


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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Jul 2024