Sport Apprentice

Braunton School and Community College Academy Trust

Braunton, EX33 2BP

Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 4 July 2024


Braunton Academy is seeking an enthusiastic Apprentice PE Assistant, to assist the PE department and also to support the delivery of PE and sporting activities across the school. The successful candidate will be passionate about working with young people to promote and develop physical activity opportunities.

Annual wage
£10,816 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Community activator coach (level 2)
Monday to Friday Normal work pattern 08.15 till 15.15 with a half an hour unpaid lunch The ability to work flexibly with some after school hours would be appreciated

32 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 3 September


1 Year 2 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Community Activator Coach Level 2 (GCSE) Apprenticeship Standard qualification.

Where you’ll work

Braunton School and Commmunity College Academy Trust

Barton Lane


EX33 2BP


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Community activator coach (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Planning and adapting sessions and activities that respond to customer feedback and encourage customers to develop a lifelong activity habit.
  • Coaching or leading pre-planned sport or physical activity sessions that are attractive to the target audience(s) and develop motivational relationships with customers.
  • Promoting a physical activity offer, (including but not exclusively) organised play and sport in the community which supports individuals on their behaviour change journey.
  • Working collaboratively with sports clubs and other community assets – including volunteers, public services, youth workers, the police and community champions.
  • Supporting customers to co-produce rewarding volunteering opportunities.
  • Supporting families to participate together in sport and physical activity.
  • Working effectively with customer insight to overcome individual, community and societal barriers to participation in physical activity and sport.
  • Contributing to the employer’s design of activities and services and practising the employer’s organisation’s values, policies and procedures.
  • Contributing to teams that deliver community events and festivals.
  • Supporting organisations to evaluate, develop and promote sessions and other opportunities such as outdoor group exercise and informal social play.
  • Maintaining personal safety and wellbeing, as well as that of customers.
  • Managing disruptive behaviours from individuals within the group setting.
  • Encouraging customers to be regularly active – both formally and informally – within sports clubs or leisure facilities including open-space.
  • Effectively using social media and technology, appropriately, to deliver targeted messages to identified customer groups for example children, teenagers, adults and older adults.
  • Effectively monitor and evaluate activities, sessions and projects using technology platforms to maintain accurate records and produce timely reports.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4-9 (A*-C))
    • Math (grade 4-9 (A*-C))

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • 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

    Other requirements

    Recent experience of supporting young people in a voluntary or employed capacity. (desirable) Ability to encourage positive and appropriate behaviour from students with high expectations (using Academy behaviour management strategies that will be shared) Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the school, responding quickly to problems and to advice from senior leaders Good emotional intelligence; ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and show empathy towards students. Ability to follow instructions and complete tasks set Able to communicate effectively in spoken and written form Aware of Safeguarding requirements when working with young people Basic knowledge of First Aid (desirable) Awareness of Health and Safety issues and risk management relating to physical activity Ability to use initiative and able to prioritise work Able to build and maintain relationships with young people Must be confident enough to seek help and advice in difficult circumstances Respectful to pupils and adults of all ages, gender and backgrounds.

    About this company

    Braunton Academy is an increasingly popular and oversubscribed community school for young people aged 11 to 16, where learning and well-being are at the forefront of our ethos for all to ‘Aspire & Achieve’. We work hard in maintaining a careful balance between their personal well-being and the challenge of their academic studies, providing carefully orchestrated practices to develop personality and character, whilst recognising that nothing is achieved without one giving of their best. Braunton Academy is a smaller school and with this advantage we aim to encourage each student to be happy: a self-confident, inquiring, tolerant, positive young person; a well-rounded character with an independent mind, an individual who respects the differences of others. We want to enable each child to have that true sense of resilience and self-worth which will encourage them to be of value to their family, local community and society as a whole. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    There may be the potential for full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship across the Trust, for the right candidate.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    TIm Lloyd

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262715.

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    Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

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