Sports Coach – Learner Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is for…

…anyone wishing to use sports knowledge and skills to create and deliver coaching programmes. 


This occupation is found in the sport and physical activity sector in high-performance, community and school environments.  Sports coaches aim to provide meaningful and high-quality learning, development and performance experiences. They support the achievement of medals in talent, national and international competition, enrich performance in local competitions, increase participation, raise educational standards, enhance wellbeing and drive social change. Sport coaches can influence national wellness to reduce burden on the National Health Service. 

Key information

Level: 4

Duration: 15 Months

This standard is ideal for

New Hires
Aspiring staff in the other Roles
Existing Staff

Desired qualities prior to enrolment

•  Strong organisational skills

 •  Passion for sport and physical activity

 •  Desire to motivate children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle

 •  Excellent communication skills

Example knowledge, skills and behaviours

 • Transformational coaching methods and strategic planning techniques

 • Curriculum design methods and coaching pedagogies

 • Inclusive coaching techniques 

 •  Delivers safe and effective coaching support to participants 

 • Embrace each participants uniqueness, their rights and advocates fairness, equality and diversity within the coaching environment 

 • Leads by example, acts with integrity, builds trust and demonstrates respect for others 


“I have learned so many new skills and gained so much experience and knowledge from my apprenticeship with Educationwise Academy. My tutor Duncan has played a massive role in supporting me.”

Abdul Mowoevvv  – L2 Community Activator Coach

“A great range of courses available that fit the needs of our business, and the growth and development of it. Knowledgeable tutors with a solid background in the courses they lead, sharing of practical examples with learner’s enabling them to develop understanding further.”- Nick Eccles, SB Sports.”

Nick Eccles – SB Sports

“Having that link between the business and the education helped so much. I have learnt a lot especially once I had the hang of what was expected and how to get work to assist in managing my time and not being overloaded.”

Lauren F – CSHO Apprentice