Sports Coaching Apprenticeships

Looking to start a career in sport? 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.

Live Opportunities with Coach Core:

Axis Trampoline & Gymnastics Club – much more than just Trampolining in Bristol. Their passionate trampolining and gymnastics coaching team ensure that fun and enjoyment are at the heart of everything we do. They provide a friendly and fun environment to learn a variety of trampolining and gymnastics disciplines and activities. They are a very well-equipped gym, with top-of-the-range Olympic-standard equipment throughout all disciplines. They also have a talented, passionate and committed team of coaches with qualifications all the way up to High-Performance Coach.

As part of your Intermediate Level Apprenticeship, you’ll be provided the opportunity to experience a full-time career in coaching gymnastics/trampolining, develop skills within yourself and assist the club in maintaining core operations.

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You will develop skills to scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more people engaged in everyday walking.

You will explore skills to engage and build relationships with partners across the district and provide support to enable them to increase and strengthen walking opportunities and to successfully implement behavioural change skills within their communities.

You will be involved in practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate walking opportunities and learn how to work with local government bodies and community organisations, the voluntary sector and sport for development agencies.

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You will be a permanent member of the Community, Sport and Health team. You will be required to work across sports centres in the area under supervision delivering fun, inclusive and engaging sport and physical activity sessions.

They particularly welcome applicants from female, black, minority, ethnically diverse communities, disabled people and those from LGBTQIA+ communities, as they are currently underrepresented within their workforce.

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Join Changing Lives in Essex as a Sports Coach Apprentice, where you’ll assist in delivering sports coaching sessions in schools, half-term camps, and community projects. Working alongside experienced coaches, you’ll engage participants, set up equipment, and support administrative tasks while promoting teamwork and physical well-being. This role offers an exciting opportunity to develop coaching skills, contribute to community initiatives, and make a positive impact on the lives of children and community members.

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This is an opportunity to gain experience and qualifications in Youth Work and Sports Coaching, and to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Work with their friendly Youth Team to deliver a range of fun, engaging activities in Youth Club venues around Warwick.

You will be supporting our Youth Sessions for children aged 7 – 11yrs at The Gap, Chase Meadow, Woodloes & Heathcote Community Centres

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This is an Exciting 15-month apprenticeship to develop sporting programmes in East Birmingham. Leading sessions in football, street cricket, pana football, boxing, and cycling for young people aged 10 – 16. Mentoring opportunities along with delivering NCS programmes. Working hours are flexible, 2pm-8pm, 5 days/week including weekends as required.

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At Bloomsbury Football, you will assist one of our Academy teams in high-level competitive league football, whilst also learning to lead sessions in our Schools programme. Foster positive relationships with parents, partners, and venues. Seize the opportunity to drive program improvement through innovative coaching and ideas, directly impacting overall quality and success.

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As a Premier League Kicks Coach joining our team, you will work closely with the Community Engagement Team to support the delivery of safe, fun and engaging Kicks activities to young people from a variety of different ages and backgrounds.

If you are someone who loves sport, physical activity and coaching in the community, apply now!

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No Qualifications are required. You are required to have only enthusiasm and a desire to learn. You will receive full on the job training.

RBF Childcare workers are expected to promote the personal, educational, creative, spiritual and social development of the children they engage with, helping them reach their full potential. They are part of creating a safe and supportive environment where children learn to treat themselves and others with kindness and respect, discover exciting new ideas and activities they are unlikely to experience anywhere else; places they can laugh, learn, experiment, make mistakes and thrive, growing into motivated, positive, resilient and caring citizens.

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This role seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for supporting and developing diverse communities and working with multiple partners and organisations. The role combines coaching and development work and will be responsible for engaging from a diverse community of all ages across London and including support in our national areas, becoming active members of the cricketing community.

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As a team member, you will help deliver quality Padel tuition, guided by our Coaching & Management team.
You will activate sessions for beginners, run club sessions and assist in running open days & competitions.

They are looking for people who are passionate about sport, that have an engaging and energetic personality.

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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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