Sports coaching in
the Community

Level 4 Apprenticeship

Level 4 – Sports Coaching  Community setting

Learners will be trained by qualified teachers and sector specialists to deliver sports coaching in the community

The level 4 Community Sports Coach Apprenticeship equips learners with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to design and deliver coaching programmes that engage, educate, challenge, and motivate participants in grassroots and community sport.

You will deliver high quality coaching sessions that meet the objectives of community/government/club initiatives with the aim of engaging and enriching the participants experience.


Community clubs we have forged strong partnerships with include; Wycombe Wanders Foundation, Cambridge Community Foundation, and Stevenage FC Foundation.  These clubs are advocates of hosting an apprentice in their team and we have regular apprentice opportunities based in these clubs.

What you will learn

  • An understanding of local and national needs and trends
  • How to deliver high quality coaching sessions
  • How young people develop and acquire new skill
  • To create and deliver short, medium and long term plans
  • Behaviour support strategies
  • How to implement technology and resources into coaching sessions

How will you be assessed?

  • Submit a portfolio of evidence that is collated with, written assignments, case studies and presentations
  • Work based project with presentation of findings
  • Practical observation
  • Professional discussion

What are the entry Requirements?

Essential requirements:

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamworking Skills
  • Experience of delivering Community or School Sports / Relevant Level 1 National Governing Body qualification/ Other relevant qualifications and experience considered.

Desired Requirements:


  • Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading) at GCSE in Maths
  • Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading) at GCSE in English

How is this course delivered?

All apprentices will be provided with a structured training programme that will equate to at least 6 hours a week of their time (based on a 30-hour week).  This is delivered creatively by the Lead Tutor in a virtual/blended style of learning.

  • Discover new knowledge in live, interactive virtual sessions led by experienced teachers and coaches in their field
  • Engage in practical training days, led by qualified teachers/coaches to deliver high-quality sessions and lessons in Community and Grass Roots Sport
  • Collaborate with other apprentices working in similar environments throughout the programme.


How long is the course?

  • Typically, 19 months including a 16-month training period and a 3 month End Point Assessment (EPA) period

How to apply?

Enrolling now!

Applications will remain open throughout the year.

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