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Sports and Activity Leadership Apprenticeships

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The apprenticeship programme is designed for people who have a keen interest in coaching and leading sports activities for schools, communities and develop performance. This is a great course for someone wanting to start their career in Sport and Activity Leadership.

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.

  • Duration

    18 months for Level 2, 2 years for Level 3

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.

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.


Enquire about this Apprenticeship

Please use the following links to make an enquiry about this course.

Make an enquiry Call 01302 553913

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details