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School Sports Coach

Level: 4
Typical Duration: 18 Months

Possible Job Role: Sports Coach, Activity Leader, School Sports Coach

Course Overview

School sport coaches collaborate with teachers to develop pupils’ mastery of psychomotor skills by applying a whole child approach in their coaching. They work in all categories of school and registered childcare environments.
School sports coaches design and deliver coaching programmes that focus on the acceleration of sustainable mastery of children’s psychomotor skills and wider physical education standards.
School sport coaches profile children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development needs. They measure psychomotor, technical and tactical skills in a range of physical activity contexts drawn from the Department for Education’s National Curriculum to enable physical education targets to be agreed. These results are used to create a high-level curriculum plan that considers school term schedules and a ‘whole child’ development approach.
Stakeholders in this environment include children, parents, carers, peers, support staff, such as SENCO and safeguarding officers, teaching assistants, teachers, head teachers and school boards. Wider networks include local authority teams and social services.

Qualification Achieved

On completion of this Apprenticeship, you will hold a Level 4 School Sports Coach Apprenticeship.
Additional qualifications achieved include:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English


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

  • Departmental Manager Level 5
  • Associate Project Manager Level 4
  • Sports Development 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 maybe 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 assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained during their programme. The methods in which this apprenticeship are assessed are:

  • Work based project and presentation with questioning
  • Practical observation with questioning
  • Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will 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.