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Sport Apprentice Pennycross Primary School

We are looking to strengthen our experienced team and require a dedicated and flexible Sport Apprentice, with a passion for teaching and learning and supports pupils in their learning. The post requires a well motivated apprentice who is enthusiastic, patient and calm and be able to work closely with the class teacher and as part of a wider team.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

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

    8:30am-3:30pm Monday - Friday.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will include aspects of supporting children within the classroom as well as leading group and whole class PE/sport sessions.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent communicator
  • Be able to work consistently well independently or
    as part of a team
  • Be able to learn and develop positive behaviour
    management strategies
  • Be creative and able to play an active role in
    building a safe and happy learning environment with the child’s well-being and progress at heart
  • Be able to lead groups of children outside of the classroom to deliver PE and sports activities

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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

Over the -month Level 4 Sports Coach apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Behaviours, Skills, and Knowledge
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out

Training will happen at Plymouth Argyle. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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

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 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential

About the employer

Pennycross Primary School is a 2 form entry maintained primary school within the city of Plymouth. Each and every pupil at Pennycross Primary plays an important part within our school community. As a central part of the Pennycross community the school is a natural hub for not only children and families, but the wider school community. We pride ourselves on the strong links we have within the local area. Children at Pennycross Primary are 'Free to Fly' and therefore are encouraged to reach their full potential.


Pennycross Primary School


Pennycross Primary School

Arden Grove,



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Sports coach

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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