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.