• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

This framework is designed for those employed as an Activity Leader, Fitness Leader, Community Sports Coach, or similar role.

You will work for your employer and gain all the skills necessary to complete your job role for four days of the week. The other day you will be required to attend college either on a day release or block release.  On site assessments will also be carried out in the workplace.

Apprenticeship Fees

Any fees incurred in the Apprenticeship framework are payable by  the employer. Please contact us for more information apprenticeships@don.ac.uk.

Apprenticeship Levy

In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

The apprenticeship levy will be introduced on 6 April 2017. The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships.

For more information about how these changes will affect your business please contact apprenticeships@don.ac.uk or visit the Government website for details.

Level
Level 2 Level 3
Duration
18 months for Level 2, 2 years for Level 3
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The qualifications included in the framework are:

  • NVQ Diploma Activity Leadership
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles and Practice for Coaching Sport.
  • Functional skills in Maths and English at Level 1 for Intermediate and Level 2 for Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

You will be assessed throughout your Apprenticeship in your workplace and at college, you will produce a portfolio of work to evidence your underpinning knowledge and technical skills.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

This qualification is designed for those involved in sports and recreational activity leadership.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Student Comment

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I have always wanted to have a positive impact on lives and using sport to do this which I have a keen interest in has really benefited me. My role at Mini Kicks is plan, deliver and deal with promoting the organisation to schools and leisure centres.   I love my apprenticeship and can’t wait to wake up in the morning and go to a job where I fill fulfilled.

One day a week I attend college to complete my portfolio which has a range of units tailored to the companies needs as well as my own. I have really enjoyed looking at the Equality and Diversity section as I have learnt about how regulations can impact on my own approach to coaching. The teaching staff at Doncaster College are amazing because they have been so helpful and supportive not only on my assignments but my day to day life.

Fanso Maria Activity Leadership Level 2
 

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Apprenticeships Team
0800 358 7979
apprenticeships@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

This qualification is designed for those involved in sports and recreational activity leadership.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

Applying for an Apprenticeship is simple. You will need to apply for both a job role, and an Apprenticeship course. For further assistance in applying, please visit the link below.

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