Advanced Apprentceship (Level 3) inSchool Sport

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Our sport Apprenticeship is focused on sports coaching within schools. As a school sport apprentice you can have a large and positive impact on the delivery and development of school sport, physical activity, and physical education.

This Apprenticeship is perfect for those aspiring to work in physical education in a school sport setting and is specifically designed to provide you with a greater understanding of programmes of study for physical education.

Apprentices spend a year working in a school (primary, secondary, or specialist) alongside qualified teachers and coaches delivering PE and school sport activities. Apprentices will study the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport.

Course Content

The training programme will include knowledge, understanding, and application of:
  • behaviour and class management
  • planning for sports events and programmes
  • equality and diversity
  • child development and working with disabled and gifted and talented performers
  • professionalism as a sports coach


Differing slightly from other Apprenticeships, this sports Apprenticeship begins with a 6-week, intensive summer training scheme. This aims to give the apprentices a good level of skills, knowledge, and understanding, ready to start working in schools in September. This is followed by further support days to coincide with school holidays. Apprentices undertake additional qualifications as part of the programme, such as Emergency First Aid, Safeguarding, and Basketball Level 1 coaching.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of Level 2 in Sports Coaching/ Sports Studies or a relevant sports course. A minimum of Level 2 in English and Maths is desirable. Experience of leading or coaching sports activities is desirable.

Progression Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to progress to Higher Education, such as a BSc, or, alternatively, complete a Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools to work towards becoming a teaching assistant.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts

Mode of Attendance:
The Apprenticeship course is part time to fit around your work commitments, you may be required to attend college on a day release or your tutor will visit you in the work place.

Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships available.

Before you can start an Apprenticeship, you need to be in employment. The course start dates are flexible to fit around your employer.

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