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Community Sport and Health Officer

Level: 3
Typical Duration: 16 months

Possible Job Role: Community Sport & Health Officer, Sports Coach, Community Worker

Course Overview

The Community Sport and Health Officer Apprenticeship forms a pivotal role in initiating behaviour change in local residents with regards to engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities. By working within and across local organisations, individuals will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active. The aim of this qualification is to give the learners the knowledge, skills and behaviours to have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of behaviour change; an ability to adapt delivery in order to suit different groups in society; knowledge of how to manage and lead colleagues or volunteers; practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate sports or physical activity programmes, and the expectations of collaborative work with a network of partners / stakeholders.

Employers are likely to come from the private, public, charitable and third sector and deliver core business activities in the fields of leisure, sport, youth work, youth justice, outdoor education, or public health. The occupation exists within the sport for development sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the nation – creating opportunities that get more people more active, more often.

Qualification Achieved

On completion of this apprenticeship, you will hold a Level 3 Community Sport & Health Officier Apprenticeship.
Additional qualifications achieved include:

  • Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development
  • Level 2 Understanding the Principles of Behaviour Change
  • Level 2 Certificate in Delivering Community Activities for Youth at Risk


The role may act as a gateway to further career and training opportunities, including, but not limited to:

  • Level 3 Team Leader Apprenticeships
  • Community Development Officer
  • Community Health Officer

Learning & Assessment

Apprentices will be assigned a dedicated tutor. The tutor will visit monthly in the workplace, as well as being on hand to support throughout the duration of the apprenticeship programme. The frequency of these sessions may be more, depending on the needs of the apprentice.

End Point Assessment

Each apprentice must undergo an independent end-point assessment to determine the outcome of their apprenticeship. The assessments will evaluate the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained during their programme. The methods in which this apprenticeship is assessed are:

  • Work Based Observation
  • Presentation and Q&A
  • Case Study Challenge
  • Panel Interview

Entry Requirements

Individual employers may set their own criteria for this apprenticeship.

Hire an Apprentice

We can work with you to source a suitable applicant for your organisation or you can up-skill your existing employees. If the employee is under 19 and your business has fewer than 50 employees, there will be no cost for the training. If they are over 19 and/or your business has over 50 employees then you will contribute 5% towards the cost of the training. For any businesses paying into the levy, all training costs will be covered.


With our Talent Match recruitment service, Talent Bank, we will advertise your vacancy, screen applicants and pre-interview potential prospects in order to ensure you only interview the most appropriate candidates for your vacancy – all free of charge.


We offer a dedicated virtual learning platform which allows learners to keep on track of their course. In addition to this, it allows our tutors and employers to keep up-to-date with the progression of learners.