Sports Coaching Apprenticeships in Leeds

Want to work with the very best employers in the sport and physical activity sector, get top tuition, and earn a wage while you learn? 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 latest Leeds programme, where we have available positions with the below employers.
Please note – you are welcome to apply to as many of the roles as you like!

GT Sports is a growing sports coaching organisation within Leeds & surrounding areas that offera a wide range of services such as school sports programmes, evening & weekend activities, Holiday Camp provision, individual & small group coaching and events.
Our School programme consists of Multi-Skills & Multi-Sport activities delivered through breakfast lunchtime, after-school clubs plus PE & PPA cover and with the recent addition of Maths on the Move physically active learning, we are now a provider of core subject education too. Our evening activity programme offers our FA affiliated Football Centre and British Dodgeball Accredited Dodgeball Centre programmes currently attracting almost 200 children per week across all sessions. Each school holiday we host several school holiday activity centres ensuring children are kept active through fun, engaging activities during the holidays. We are also a Healthy Active Holidays sports provider ensuring the hardest hit children are still given the opportunity to participate in activities.


Nepshaw Lane South,
West Yorkshire
LS27 7JQ

The City of Leeds Basketball Foundation is the community outreach arm of the City of Leeds Basketball Program and is currently responsible for the delivery of high impact community initiatives, curriculum support in primary and secondary education, coach and official education, extra-curricular activities and bespoke educational initiatives. The Foundation’s work underpins the development of our Junior National League program (COLBC) and Elite Academy based at Allerton High School (COLBA).


5 Buckstone Way
West Yorkshire
LS17 5HE

The GORSE Academies Trust has an increasingly well-known reputation for changing the deal for children and young adults who come from some of the most impoverished parts of the country. We believe that sport plays an integral role in the development of all young people and can give our young people experiences they would not otherwise have. In order to enable our young people to experience the most wide-ranging opportunities possible, we run the “BIG 3” programme. The BIG 3 centres around three sports – Rowing, Volleyball and Karate – which we believe contribute to this trust-wide focus on improving the lives of the students in our care. These sports offer students with different skills and natural abilities, the opportunity to try something completely different and to rise to the very top of their sport as young athletes


The Stephen Longfellow Academy
West Yorkshire
LS11 8PG

LS-TEN is a charity based in Hunslet that boasts a huge indoor skatepark along with an Alternate Provision for Education and Community Department delivering engaging activities sessions in wheeled sports across Leeds and surrounding areas.

The team at LS-TEN is constantly growing and currently looking for an energetic, confident individual who wants to improve their skills, confidence and knowledge in coaching.

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Unit 1
West Yorkshire
LS10 1NT

We provide community clubs and schools with experienced, dedicated and professional coaching/teaching personnel with the skills and expertise to deliver quality sports coaching at all levels, from pre-school, primary school to Secondary School and university.
We believe that a high quality of coaching delivery is essential to ensure both the growth and sustainability of any sport whilst keeping participant/pupils engaged and developing. Whether delivering in Primary or Secondary schools we always ensure that all sessions are comprehensively planned, based on participants abilities and that their development is measurable and reportable.


White Rose Rugby
West Yorkshire
BD16 1PY

The Beck is our brand for all our schools based work, supporting children and young people aged 4-18 in primary and secondary schools across Leeds. Across three clusters and several school academies we deliver: 1:1 counselling and wellbeing support and bespoke group work programmes that focus on a range of issues such as healthy relationships, friendships, self-esteem, self harm, staying safe and healthy lifestyles. During the school holidays we also offer out of school activities to further support the young people we work with. Other services also include Parent Counselling and a city-wide Family Mediation Service funded by Children in Need.


West Yorkshire

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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