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School Sport Coach Apprentice Forest Way School

Forest Way School are looking for 2 enthusiastic and energetic individuals who are looking to begin a career within sports coaching and/or teaching. Apprentices will undergo training with Loughborough College which will commence on Monday 1st August 2022 to prepare for the school environment.

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Closing date: 08 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The above salary is the full time equivalent, you will be working 42 weeks in the first year so your pay will be £7482.75 and 40 weeks in your second year so your pay will be £7126.55”. After the first year this will rise to NMW for your age group.

    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: hours TBC Term time only plus 5 additional training days to be determined by the school.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    21 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a School Sport Coach Apprentice, you will need to understand how to plan and deliver coaching sessions. You will also need to inspire, motivate and enthuse your students. Below are the main roles you will be expected to carry out during your apprenticeship.

  • Support the provision of high-quality sports coaching during and after school
  • Involve all children in physical education and adapting lessons to children with different abilities
  • Give feedback to students on performance and help them to improve techniques and understanding
  • Improve links with other local schools and partners to help with competitive sport and physical activity provision
  • Utilise and collaborate with industry-wide support networks and internal team members to ensure the most effective coaching services are delivered to participants.
  • Increase physical activity levels within the school (both pupils and staff)
  • Increase physical activity during break and lunchtimes
  • Assist with the improvement of staff development within the area of PE and school sport
  • Support the PE Coordinator regarding intra and inter school events
  • Assist the school in its day to day duties (support classroom activities and the school environment)
  • Plan fun, engaging coaching activities, sessions and programmes in a safe environment
  • Managing coursework set the Apprenticeship
  • Develop and update own coaching philosophy and strategies through professional practice, continuous development and self-review.
  • Develop and implement evidence-based, progressive coaching systems that comply with all relevant and current legislation, statutory guidance, sector standards and codes.
  • Use up-to-date knowledge of wider issues affecting the coaching environment to proactively influence best practice across the coaching team.
  • Promote holistic wellbeing within coaching practice to control/contain stressors experienced by participants in the coaching environment.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of education standards, trends, frameworks, paradigms and contemporary influences.
    Deliver appropriate coaching pedagogies and processes that align to national physical education curriculum and considers the school context, category, culture, strategies and regulatory constraints.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The Apprenticeship is comprised of a range of Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours that you will need to learn and implement and will then demonstrate competency during an End Point Assessment. Your End Point Assessment involves:

  • Observation in workplace
  • A report & presentation
  • Professional Discussion & Portfolio Discussion

You can see all of the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours here:

Level 2 Functional Skills English OR Maths will be delivered if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential relevant exit routes on successful completion are:

  • Higher Education
  • Employment at the school
  • Coaching in education
  • Community sports coaching
  • International sports coaching

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Initiative, Patience, Time management


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
A Level or equivalent Sport Related Qualification (BTEC, etc at Level 3) (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

You will be employed to work with children full time in a school as a member of staff. You will need to attend a training course at Loughborough College starting on Monday 1 August 2022 for 3 weeks Monday to Friday. Any offer of Apprenticeship will be subject to a full DBS check and satisfactory completion of the schools' recruitment procedures.

About the employer

At Forest Way our vision is simple: we want every learner to ‘Thrive at Forest Way’. We aim to promote and value every young person and every child will be placed at the heart of everything we do.​ We take pride in the strength of our school community. Staff in our school have an immense knowledge and understanding of our young people and work with each individual to ensure they feel safe and happy in school. We ensure that we are aspirational and that we meet the holistic needs of our pupils and young people.


Forest Way School


Warren Hills Rd


LE67 4UU

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Training provider



Richenda Gordon-Pullar

Apprenticeship standard

Sports coach

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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