Dance and Musical Theatre Coaching Apprenticeship


Littlehampton, BN16 3RA

Closes in 11 days (Thursday 1 August)

Posted on 11 July 2024


As a dance coach with Activ8, you'll help children and their families to become more active and enjoy a variety of physical activities. You will experience a range of sports and activities.

Annual wage
£13,260 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)
30-35 hours per week to be worked between the hours of 7:30am and 6pm (6-7 hours per day with a 30-60 minute lunch break) Days TBC.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 8 August


1 Year 3 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 Apprenticeship L2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English

Where you’ll work


Angmering Way



BN16 3RA


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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • None Required (grade C/4)

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Non judgemental

    Other requirements

    There is an element of travel involved in the role as we work across various schools and community venues. Most can be accessed through public transport but having a car is advantageous.

    About this company

    The ethos of Activ8 has always been to inspire children and adults to be active and lead a healthy lifestyle. Providing high quality childcare and classes. Over the years we have worked with many schools in Sussex and 1000's of children and families. Activ8 aim to inspire physical activity and mental well being for all children and their families through a variety of activities including, but not limited to: PE lessons, breakfast and afterschool clubs, lunchtime clubs, holiday clubs, community events, family fitness, school workshops and much more. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship opens up loads of opportunities for your future. Here’s what some Coach Core graduates are now up to across the Country:

    • Health and Wellbeing Officer- Argyle Community Trust
    • Full time Basketball Coach- Bristol Flyers
    • Inclusion Officer- Surrey FA

    Did you know?

    • 89% of Coach Core graduates agreed that the programme had helped their career
    • 60% were still working with their original employer and 74% of those were earning a higher salary once they completed

    Activ8 is also looking to offer successful apprentices the opportunity for full time work with us at the end of the programme. Previous apprentices with Activ8 have gone on to become team leaders and an area manager with us since completing their training.

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000264091.

    Apply now

    Closes in 11 days (Thursday 1 August)

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