Sports Coaching Apprenticeships in Bristol

Does working with the very best employers in the sport and physical activity sector, gaining top tuition, and earning a wage while you learn sounds good to you? It's time to turn your ambitions into a reality and set yourself on this exciting coaching path.

What We’re Looking For

Do you enjoy being physically active?
Are you an organiser, are you chatty and get on well with people?
Can you inspire, motivate, engage and support others to become more active?

Becoming a Coach Core apprentice is a chance to simultaneously earn money from working a real job, whilst also getting education that will result in an industry-recognised qualification – launching your career.

No previous qualifications or work experience are required.

We are looking for several apprentices to join our new Bristol programme, where we have available positions with the following employers:

Our simple aim is to support young people on their journeys. We do this through: youth work, youth action, youth clubs, youth activity, youth mentoring, youth voice, detached youth work, school based work, and targeted youth work.

We work across most of the deprivation areas of South Bristol. Many of our staff come from the local communities themselves, a number have come through our projects and gone on to apprenticeships and paid roles, and we still have some original members from when we were formed.

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The Park Centre

Axis Trampoline and Gymnastics Club is a not-for-profit community-based club whose purpose is to get as many people in the community from pre-school through to adults involved in our full range of fantastic gymnastics disciplines, promoting both participation and fun at all levels. We offer: Tumbling, Freestyle Gymnastics (FreeG), Gymfit, Trampoline Wall and Aerial Circus. We welcome beginners of all ages and with our younger members we work towards the British Gymnastics Fundamentals and Proficiency Award Schemes which encourages the children to achieve goals and gain awards.

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14, Liberty Industrial Park, Unit, S Liberty Ln

At Empire Fighting Chance we integrate non-contact boxing into traditional employability support. By improving physical and mental health through the sport, young people become more open to new opportunities, develop a more positive attitude to work, and are better equipped to make those crucial next-step decisions to thrive in life.
We aim to make every young person who walks through our door leave feeling more optimistic and positive about their future. As well as personalised 1:2:1 sessions, small group, and school sessions, we also have exciting opportunities for our young people to learn fundamental skills we believe will help put them in the best stead for their futures.

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The Mill

Bristol Sport Foundation is on a mission to help people in Greater Bristol, BANES, and beyond, to lead more active, healthy, and happy lives. Forever Sport, our primary school PE and sports coaching programme, is engaging and inspiring children from over 50 schools to fall in love with sport and physical activity. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for sport and who want to make a positive difference to people’s lives day in, day out to join our amazing charity. As well as being supported by a talented, professional, and caring team of coaches and managers you would be joining a charity that offers employees the following: a fantastic open plan office at Ashton Gate Stadium, complimentary match tickets to see the Bristol Bears and Bristol City, regular team building, social events, on the job and external CPD opportunities, Bristol Sport Foundation clothing, and exciting future career prospects.

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Bristol Sport Foundation

We are a happy, safe, successful club where children thrive at all levels, have access to world class coaching and the opportunity to pursue gymnastics at all levels. Our culture is built around creating a safe, supportive place for everyone to thrive. We are creating a club where there is opportunity for everyone to access the best coaching and best facilities to go as far as you can in the sport. A club where everyone is welcome and you can truly be you. We believe gymnastics gives young people not just training in the sport, but training in life skills and foundational fitness for whatever you do in later life.

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One Harbourmead
BS20 7AY

About the Role

Whilst the specifics of the job at each employer will be different,  there are some things that will stay the same. If you are successful with your application, your role will involve:

  • Helping to inspire your community to develop and lead a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Shadowing experienced coaches and supporting existing sessions and activities.
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of sessions, taking the lead with small groups as directed
  • Assisting with the reporting of participant progress and development
  • Supporting the wider activities of your employer, which may include administration tasks, social media, marketing and events.
  • Maintaining the health and safety of sessions/activities at all times
  • Sharing knowledge and ideas with other Coach Core apprentices, to help improve coaching delivery

“I really enjoyed the programme. Having a well skilled tutor with lots of knowledge around multiple situations definitely helped. As well as this, the extra courses which I was enrolled on (multi-skills, Inclusive training, safeguarding and first aid) put me in good stead for my job at the moment, but also for the future. My future plans are a full time role with the Gloucestershire Cricket Board as a community coach and advance from there.”

Kieron, Coach Core Bristol 2019

What Coach Core Bring

At Coach Core, we are passionate about ensuring you gain more opportunities and experiences than any other apprenticeship programme. To do this, we work to provide the following:

  • The opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications and access weekly vocational training, as required by employers within the sports industry
  • Regular mentor support and experience of working alongside industry professionals, including Sports Development Officers, experienced sports coaches and personnel from National Governing Bodies
  • Practical experience of working in the sports industry, through curriculum and afterschool coaching, community activation, youth provision and sporting events, amongst others
  • The opportunity to learn and share best practice with other young people, become a role model and give something back to your community.
    The opportunity to attend exciting events and training, through other employers, linked partners and the Active Partnership

As part of the Coach Core offer, we provide a dedicated learning coach, to support you through the qualification and help you put your learning into practice at work. This learning coach will deliver a weekly group education session for all Coach Core apprentices, allowing you to learn and share ideas from a range of different coaching environments.

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