Active Partners Trust

Sports Coaching Apprenticeships - Derby


Active Partners Trust

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £117.00
30.0 hours per week Shift work inc. evenings and weekends
duration: 12 months
start: 23 September 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Community Activator Coach (apprenticeship standard)
16 September 2019 (application closing date)
The Royal Foundation have launched Coach Core, innovative and exciting sports coaching apprenticeship targeting people who wish to gain further education and employment in sport. *Opportunities are spread across Derbyshire*


The Royal Foundation are working in partnership with ‘Coach Core Derbyshire’ on their Coach Core programme. You will work towards your Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship L2 Standard.

This year ‘Coach Core Derbyshire’ will employ 20 people who have the potential of becoming the future sports coach. We will be inviting all eligible applicants to our recruitment event taking place in September. 

Those who demonstrate commitment and a will to want to better themselves in this sports coaching programme will then be offered year-long employment working and training for 30 hours a week on Coach Core beginning in September 2019. 

‘Team Derbyshire’ is made up of the following employers:

Derby County Community Trust
Chesterfield F.C
Nottingham Hoods
Long Eaton FC
Erewash Valley Gymnastics club
Bolsover District Council
Parkside High
Places Leisure 
North East Derbyshire District Council
Derbyshire Foster Care service
Active Nation (SDDC)
Baby People 
Broxstowe SSP

Coach Core Benefits

  • Achieve qualifications and vocational training that matches the criteria required by employers within the sports industry
  • Mentoring and experience of working alongside professionals from the industry including Sports Development Officers, experienced sports coaches and personnel from National Governing Bodies
  • Practical experience of working in the industry at sports event, in schools, in clubs and coaching within sports venues
  • An opportunity to meet new people, have fun, become a role model and give something back to the community
  • The opportunity to attend exciting events and training throughout the apprenticeship

In July 2012, The Royal Foundation launched Coach Core; a new, innovative and exciting sports coaching apprenticeship targeting people who wish to gain further education and employment in sport. Since then, apprentices in cities across the UK have been able to enjoy an intensive but incredible opportunity to become educated and employed for 12 months with some of the biggest sports providers and clubs in the industry.
With a full support team in place, apprentices have thrived both with their professional and personal development as we look to enhance the lives and opportunities for all Coach Core students from the first day to the last.
Successful applicants will be involved in a paid full-time sports coaching training programme to support your development and prepare you for future employment. At the end of the 12 months, you will leave with recognised qualifications, new skills, knowledge and a wealth of experience working as a sports coach plus the opportunity to attend events unique to this programme.

The apprenticeship role will include:

  • Help to inspire children, young people and clients to develop and lead healthy active lifestyles
  • Assist in delivering sessions taking the lead with small groups as directed
  • Assist in assessing, recording and reporting on children’s / clients progress and development
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of programmes 
  • Assist in maintaining the health and safety at all times
  • Assist leaders in the management and organisation of activities, actions and programmes 
  • Help to deliver effectively programmes, activities and actions within their function

You must also:

  • Possess a passion for physical activity and healthy lifestyles
  • Be organised and able to work effectively in teams and as an individual, always maintaining a professional approach to work
  • Be able to relate well to, motivate, and encourage others being conscious of being a positive role model at all times
  • Have an enthusiastic attitude to life and work
  • Have the ability to make learning and work fun

All applicants must be available for a 2-day assessment which will take place in September

Future Prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications.

Reality Check

Please note, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed with your choices but we will do our best to ensure that you have a placement that you enjoy and can easily travel to.

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

Skills Required

Candidates must be enthusiastic about wanting to work within their chosen coaching area and be committed to the 12-month apprenticeship.

Qualities Required


Qualifications Required

You do not have to have previous experience of coaching the sport as full training and support will be given.

Training Provided

  • Level 2 Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in English and maths

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