The key role of a Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) is to initiate behaviour change in local residents with regards engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities. By working within and across local organisations individuals will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active.
A Community Sport Health Officer is required to demonstrate understanding the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyles, including: basic understanding of nutrition, fitness to work, regular daily activity, mental well being. The CSHO is often responsible for stimulating positive activities through using experiential play and animation across community assets – this could include how to adapt traditional forms of games and sports.
Knowledge covered within the programme includes:
Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths (GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent) will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment. Some employers may also choose to offer industry relevant training, such as Principles of First Aid.
The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will be decided by each employer, but may typically be five GCSEs at Grade 4 minimum (or equivalent). You may also choose to consider applicants based on relevant prior experience.
21 months including end point assessment.
The Community Health Officer Standard will underpin occupations in the fields of leisure, sport, youth work, youth justice, outdoor education, or public health.
The duration of this programme is based on the apprentice working for at least 30 hours per week, including ‘Off the Job’ Training. If apprentices work less than 30 hours a week the programme duration will be extended.
The 20% training is delivered by Creative Sport & Leisure, either at the workplace, off-site or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure the apprentice develop the skills they will need to thrive in the workplace, giving apprentices a real advantage with career progression and allow the employer to build a future workforce.
As part of the apprenticeship standard an external End Point Assessment Organisation will carry out your end point assessment using the following methods:
Successful completers will be able to move into senior roles within the Sector – leading teams of people or specialising with certain populations, particular sports or programmes.
If you are a learner wishing to enrol on this apprenticeship please take a look at all our live vacancies https://creativesportandleisure.co.uk/apprentice-vacancies, if there is not anything suitable for you listed please contact our Training Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively if you are employer wishing to upskill your current staff or recruit an apprentice please contact email@example.com or telephone 01268 552218 who will be able to assist you.
The key role of a Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) is to initiate behaviour change in local residents with regards engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities.
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