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:

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.

As part of your Intermediate Level Apprenticeship, you’ll be a coach in the team and you will be required to support safe, fun, and engaging sessions, to help enthuse, educate, and motivate our audience. They are specifically looking for people who are passionate about sport and the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children.

Apply for the apprenticeship here:

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.

Apply for the apprenticeship here:

Future Stars Coaching is an award winning, sports coaching and mentoring organisation. We work with schools, local authorities, academy trusts and sports clubs to deliver a wide range of services. Our team currently consists of over 55 staff, ranging from professional sports coaches and teachers to fully qualified mentors. We work closely with over 50 schools in North Somerset, Bristol, South.

FSC are looking for a motivated and engaging Sports Coaching Apprentice to work towards their community Activator Coach Apprenticeship over the course of 15 Months. The role would be supporting and assisting in the delivery of sport and childcare sessions within primary education.

They particularly welcome applicants from female, black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and homosexual, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently underrepresented within our workforce.

Apply for the apprenticeship here:

Tumble Gymnastics & Actibity Centre offer a range of classes from baby up to competitive gymnastics.

As past of your apprenticeship 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.

At Tumble Gymnastics you will be:
– Getting paid to do something you love!
– Assisting and coaching sport and physical activity sessions
– Getting the chance to learn new skills, meet new contacts and open up loads of future opportunities
– Making a positive difference in your community
– Getting a load of training opportunities at the same time!

Apply for an apprenticeship here:

Sporting Your Futures was formed to create positive change in the community through sport and social activities by being inclusive of all backgrounds in the community. They use sport as a tool to engage Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities (BAME) and facilitate positive change.

You will deliver sport and physical activity sessions to young people in community settings, Schools, and Holiday Camps. They aim to use sport as a tool to engage young people by taking a proactive and innovative approach to engage inactive communities.

Apply for an apprenticeship here:

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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