District Sport

£160.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Sports Coaching Apprentice
Published: Oct 04, 2018
Ref: DS245DS

One of the UK’s largest children’s coaching companies is looking to appoint a Sports Coach to support their team in Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role

The role will be varied and duties will include delivering exciting and engaging coaching sessions that enthuse young people from the outset. You will be developing the fundamental motor skills of young people to support their enjoyment, achievement and development, interacting with parents, relatives and venue staff in a professional manner at all times and setting up and clearing away activities, in addition to overseeing the maintenance of equipment.

In addition, you will be travelling to various local schools, clubs and activity centres. Some flexibility will be required within this role, in addition to other generic duties as required.

The role will also involve travelling to schools to deliver coaching sessions so own transport is essential.

Working Hours: 30 hours per week, varying between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday. Some weekend work may be required and can be negotiated with the employer.

Wages: Wages will be paid at £160.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Throughout their educational and working path, District Sports Directors have discovered that they possess a genuine passion to coach. The satisfaction and enjoyment in seeing young people progress and achieve is something that they wish to be part of. They believe they have a natural rapport with children and coupled with their love of sport feel they have much to bring to the profession.

Past Apprentices

This is an exciting opportunity for the apprentice to make their mark on this employer, who are really excited about taking on a new apprentice to join their motivated team. Their previous apprentice completed his level 2 qualification and was then offered a full time job with them. There will additionally be outstanding progression opportunities for the right candidate over the next 12 months.

This employer is very keen to progress all staff members through the unique training opportunities they offer and can host superb professional development opportunities within the sports coaching sector.

Skills Required

Experience of working within a sports coaching context would be advantageous, however a genuine passion for sport is crucial. The ability to excite, enthuse and inspire young people will also be a characteristic that is sought in the successful candidate.

A willingness to learn will also be important, as the successful candidate will be required to undertake First Aid and Safeguarding training.

You will need to be reliable, passionate and willing to learn.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate will love sport, be passionate about coaching and wants to inspire children to raise their game and try something new. These are the skills that you will need in abundance to make every coaching session fun, exhilarating and exhausting.

An outgoing and bubbly personality will propel you to success as participants respond to your energy!

In addition to an element of charisma, the successful applicant will need to be organised, flexible, a good team player, hard working, reliable, passionate and willing to learn.

Prior Qualifications

Applicants are required to hold a GCSE A-C grade and be willing to work towards a Level 2 Qualification in an area of sport (support will be provided in achieving this).

The Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership includes:

  • Activity Leadership – Coaching Sport
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

All aspects of your training will be delivered on-site by the employer, and you will have regular visits every 6-8 weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.

As an additional qualification Skills Group will give you the opportunity to achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with internet safety and safeguarding.

About Us

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