PE and School Sports

A career as a Sports Coach Assistant

This Apprenticeship is about providing valuable support in the classroom to teachers, to help make a difference to learning in schools. Sports Coach Assistants play a vital role in today’s classrooms & within PE and School Sport, making sure that learners get the most out of their lessons.

Typically working closely alongside qualified teachers and sports coaches, you would carry out such duties as lesson preparation, working with small groups or individual learners, allowing the teacher to concentrate on other activities. Initially supporting the delivery of PE, you will have the chance to lead PE lessons.

As an Intermediate Apprentice, you’d work under the close supervision of a mentor within your school. Your duties will vary depending on the provision of PE within the school . You could find yourself working on a one to one basis with a child, with a small group of children or leading PE to a whole class.

The Advanced Level Apprenticeship adds more responsibility to the role. You could help plan, deliver and evaluate a wide range of PE and School Sports. Working alongside the teacher to support PE Lessons, classroom activities, and also with individuals or groups of students. It provides a good stepping-stone to a foundation degree in PE or Higher Level Teaching Assistant training with PE as your specialism.

How long does it take?

Generally a Level 2 Apprenticeship takes 12 months to complete and a Level 3 takes 18 months on average to complete.

You can apply to JACE all year round. No need to wait – get in touch today!

Who is this qualification suitable for?

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Teaching Assistant & Sports Coach
  • Sports Coach
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant & Sports Coach

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Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport
  • Planning, delivering & reviewing the Delivery of the Schools PE and School Sport programme.
  • Creating and managing existing PE curriculum.

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Sports Coach Traineeship

Are you aged 16-24 and keen to enter the World of Work?

If you are aged 16-24 and keen to enter the world of sports coaching but lack a few of the skills and also experience that employers are looking for, then a Traineeship may be the answer.

A traineeship can last from as little as 6 weeks and up to 6 months. It is an education and training programme designed to unlock your potential, improving your confidence and skills.

Each traineeship programme will be tailored to suit your needs but typically is made up of;

  • Training in work preparation (Job Search, CV Writing, Interview Techniques)
  • High quality work experience within sports coaching.
  • Study of maths and English (where GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (new grading) has not already been achieved – these are skills highly sought-after by employers.

If you’ve recently applied for a job or an apprenticeship programme and found that you’re not quite ready, then a traineeship may be ideal for you.

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience with coaching within PE and School Sports in a Primary School.

At JACE, you are supported throughout your training by qualified staff with UEFA coaching qualifications who understand that your aim is to gain employment. However, should you wish to continue your studies, then you also have a further option of joining a Study Programme.

For Employers

For employers, the flexibility of a traineeship can help to secure future recruits for your business.

Employers are not required to pay trainees on work placements but are encouraged by government to provide financial support toward travel and / or meals. Trainees may qualify for additional government financial support.

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Sports Coaching Study Programme

Are you aged 16-19 & want to prepare yourself for a bright future?

If you are aged 16-19 years and want to continue studying outside of a traditional school environment, then a Study Programme may be the answer.

Studying a BTEC in Sport qualification alongside a FA level 1 certificate in coaching Football, learners can see first hand the world of coaching and gain valuable experience within coaching.

An introduction to the sport sector through applied learning that supports progression to higher education.

Typically, it will be made up of:

  • BTEC qualification in Sports Coaching
  • Study of maths and English (where GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (new grading) has not already been achieved – these are skills highly sought-after by employers
  • Work experience (within PE and School Sport).
  • Enrichment activities, to improve skills, knowledge and behaviours that prepare you for a career in sports coaching or possible apprenticeship.

Study Programmes normally last for up to 12 months and can lead to further advancement in your studies (to a higher level than previously attained); to an apprenticeship; or directly into the workplace.

Essentially, the programme is designed to allow a young person time to gain in confidence and maturity before making the next big step toward their future career choice.

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