Sports Coaching Apprenticeships

Looking to start a career leading physical activity sessions or coaching sports? Want to help people get happier and healthier, whilst you earn a wage and learn the skills you need for the job at the same time? A Coach Core apprenticeship could be just what you're looking for.

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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. It can be the start of a lifetime in coaching, or the first step to any number of different roles in the sport & physical activity sector.

We are a nation-wide charity that places people like you with top-level employers in your region – from Premier league football clubs, dance organisations, youth clubs and everything in between.

We currently have roles open in:

We run programmes across the country and new apprentice roles are becoming available all the time.

All Coach Core apprentices receive:

  • An employment placement
  • A minimum salary of at least National Apprenticeship Wage
  • Nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification
  • Additional training and development opportunities
  • Mentoring and support from experienced, dedicated staff
  • Access to events and opportunities not seen on any other programme
  • A commitment to work with you to find a positive exit route at the end of the programme

Your Qualification

Coach Core currently offer the following apprenticeships:

What to expect

The programme will last 15-18 months. You will be employed and paid for a minimum of 30 hours per week, and that will include your ‘education day’ – a day spent with your tutor and other Coach Core apprentices working towards your qualification.

We are looking for people who are:

  • Aged 16-24 when applying
  • Availability for full-time employment 30 hours a week for 15-18 months
  • Have enthusiasm for teaching others and growing sport in your community
  • Able to provide a reference. This can be an individual from your school, college, place of work or sports club

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"You meet new people, gain confidence, have amazing experiences and create your own path! It’s life changing!”

– Former apprentice Kira

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