Sports Coaching Apprenticeship

  • Bristol Sport Foundation
  • Bristol, City of Bristol
  • £158.40 per week

As a coach in our team, you will be required to support safe, fun, and engaging sessions, to help enthuse, educate, and motivate our audience. We are specifically looking for people who are passionate about sport and the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children. If you are someone who loves sport, physical activity and coaching, apply now!

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  • Wages
    £158.40 p/w
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    12 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Bristol Sport Foundation


Through our Forever Sport programme, and working alongside our partner schools, you will play a vital role in helping children to fall in love with sport and enjoy being active. Outside of Forever Sport delivery, BSF offer education programmes, pupil mentoring, lunch clubs, after school clubs, sports festivals, community hubs and holiday camps. Each offer a safe and inclusive learning environment for children to learn, develop, and try a variety of sports in a relaxed setting. Coaches will deliver lunch clubs and after school clubs daily, whereas holiday camps take place in the school holidays and our community hubs take place on weekday evenings and at the weekend (basketball only).

This Apprenticeship Offering is in Partnership with Coach Core. Coach Core's vision is to drive social mobility through apprenticeships and sport, so that every young person can reach their true potential and inspire those around them. Since our launch in 2012, we have worked with over 150 of the biggest sports providers, youth clubs and charities in the country, supporting over 500 young people.

If you are successful with your application, your role will involve:

- Helping to inspire your community to develop and lead an active, healthy, happy lifestyle.

- Working alongside experienced coaches to support various activities.

- Assisting with the planning and delivery of lessons, taking the lead with small groups as directed.

- Supporting the head coach with reporting on participant progress and development.

- Assisting with the wider activities of Bristol Sport Foundation, which may include administration tasks, social media, marketing, and events.

- Maintaining the health and safety of those involved in your sessions.

- Sharing knowledge and ideas with other Coach Core apprentices, to help improve coaching delivery.

As an apprentice with Bristol Sport Foundation, you will be studying towards a 12-18 month qualification that will be the Community Coach Activator Level 2 Apprenticeship.

At BSF, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. BSF believes that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success as a charity, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Lifetime Training on 0333 0143 669 (Ref ID: 241219)

Essential: - A passion for inspiring children to fall in love with sport and to enjoy being active. - To always uphold professional standards and a can-do attitude. - To communicate regularly and effectively with schools, co-coaches, your line manager, the operations team, and the director of programmes. - Establish positive working relationships with staff in schools, day in, day out. - Perform your role with a smile on your face. -To be conscientious and empathetic, whilst also being firm but fair. Desirable: -Experience of sports coaching, and in particular, coaching sport to children. -A full, valid UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.
No previous qualifications required.
Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship L2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English
You must be enthusiastic about wanting to work within the sport and physical activity sector and be committed to inspiring others to be more physically active. No prior coaching experience is required, but a willingness to learn, develop and challenge yourself is essential. As with any apprenticeship programme, you will be required to complete a qualification as part of your employment. As far as is possible, we will work to make this as practical as possible, to ensure you can put your learning into practice
There are several avenues in which you can progress within Bristol Sport Foundation. The direction of progression is always supported by your mentor but is also largely self-led. We are eager to help individuals who show consistently strong work ethic to excel in their areas of passion by providing training, additional responsibilities, as well potentially more paid hours and/or salary increments to match. Following the completion of the apprenticeship, we will (where possible on the proviso of schools renewing their contracts for the next academic year) look to offer progression opportunities to as many of our apprentices as possible. The individuals may chose to transition into a community/specialist/head coach role, or possibly a role within our operations team. Over the last few years, we have employed several apprentices to become full time coaches with Bristol Sport Foundation.
Bristol Sport Foundation have partner schools across Greater Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset. It is therefore desirable for applicants to be able to drive and have access to a vehicle. It is not a barrier to employment with BSF if you do not have access to a vehicle that you can drive. We have some members of the team who don't at the moment. However, applicants should be aware that they will need be required to use public transport to get to a range of schools across all the different areas we reach. This requires being organised to allow sufficient travel time to ensure that you arrive to schools with plenty of time before delivery. To try and support those who don't have a vehicle, we look to (where possible) place individuals in schools near to where they live and/or coordinate transport with other coaches who can provide lifts to the schools. Expenses are also provided for select journeys.

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