The purpose of the Sport Coach occupation is to use extensive technical and tactical sports knowledge and skills to design and deliver coaching programmes that engage, motivate and evolve participants’ skills and performance.
Sport coaches aim to provide meaningful and high-quality learning, development and performance experiences. They support the achievement of medals in talent, national and international competition, enrich performance in local competitions, increase participation, raise educational standards, enhance wellbeing and drive social change. Sport coaches can influence national wellness to reduce burden on the National Health Service.
This standard has three different options
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 Multi Skills Development and 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.
Expected duration of 18 to 21 months.
The Sports coach will underpin occupations in the fields of leisure, sport, elite sport, community coach or performance coach.
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 Sports coach is to motivate and engage people of all ages and abilities in community sports and physical activity settings.
The key role of a Schools Sports Coach is to design and deliver coaching programmes that focus on the acceleration of sustainable mastery of children’s psychomotor skills and wider physical education standards.
The key role of a high performance coach is to develop athletes and players in high-performance settings, including those on talent or development pathways, national or international programmes, professional or podium environments.
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