Meet Caoimhe Walker | Alumni apprentice

Caoimhe completed her Level 3 Diploma in PE and School Sport apprenticeship in 2020 with Educational Sporting Futures.  She was based at Highwood Primary School in Bushey.

Caoimhe assisted in PE lessons, clubs and competitions and soon became a much-valued member of staff.  In her time there, she built up strong relationships with both staff and pupils and eventually built up the confidence and skills to take the lead on lessons.

Caoimhe was always very passionate and enthusiastic in her role and this encouraged the children to take part in PE and more importantly, enjoy the lessons that she was part of.


What did/do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship experience? 

An apprenticeship was a fantastic option for me, as I felt particularly lost after education and I didn’t know where to start.  One thing I did know was that I wanted to look at a career working with young people and support their futures.

Caoimhe’s apprenticeship highlights include:

Building relationships with teachers, the excitement of children when they know that they have PE with you!

During my apprenticeship, the biggest thing I learned, was that with the support of Educational Sporting Futures, I was good enough to deliver sport to a whole variety of ages.

Which aspect of the apprenticeship has been the hardest? 

The most challenging aspect of my apprenticeship was managing the challenging behavior and SEN needs of children.

Thanks to the training I received, I learned skills to manage challenging behavior and how best to support children in their learning.

Career progression

Since completing her apprenticeship, Caoimhe now works as a Health and Wellbeing Project Officer of ‘Empower’ at Watford Football Club Community Sports and Education Trust.

Caiomhe’s passion for supporting young children continues and as part of her new role, she plans to extend her programme from not only supporting 9 – 12-year-olds, but to supporting teenagers and young people with their mental health issues and social struggles.