SFF offer the opportunity for aspiring coaches the oppurtunity to gain work based training. The apprenticeship is delivered at our facilities at the University of Warwick.

Apprentices will be paid for their coaching / working hours.

Community Activator Coach Level 2 

The Community Activator Coach standard will underpin occupations such as an Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader, Community Worker or Outreach Officer. These roles are predominantly employed by sport change charities, SMEs who operate in the sport and physical activity sector; local authorities; sports clubs; leisure centres; youth work agencies and outdoor education centres. The Community Activator Coach promotes, delivers and coaches fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help whole communities to change their behaviour, adopt and keep to a physically active lifestyle.

We can deliver learning in the workplace and classroom. Our tutors are qualified, experienced managers, professionals in their field.

Our strong support team help administer our apprenticeships with robust systems in place to track progress and communication with apprentices and employers.

English and Maths - Apprentices without level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to the end point assessment.

Duration - The Apprenticeship will take 12-18 months to complete.

Eligibility Criteria – If you're 16 or over, you can become an apprentice as long as you spend at least 50% of your working hours in England - for the duration of the apprenticeship and you are not in full-time education. Are qualified below Level 4.

How is the course assessed?
The EPA consists of 3 distinct assessment methods:
· Practical Coaching Observation
· Presentation with question and answers
· Panel interview
Performance in the EPA will determine the apprenticeship grade of fail, pass or distinction

Professional recognition: On successful completion of the Standard, all Apprentices will be automatically given CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) at Associate Membership level.

Progression - Successful completers will be able to move into leadership or management roles within the Sector which may be aligned to an Apprenticeship at higher level. This progression will involve leading teams of people; acting as a mentor for staff; or specialising with the delivery of sporting and physical activity programmes to certain populations or communities