Community Activator Coach – Intermediate Apprenticeship
The wider sport and activity sector plays an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of the nation and provides a positive environment which supports (especially young) people to grow and develop through sport and physical activity.
Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements, however you will undertake an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the apprenticeship. If you do not already have GCSE C or 3/4 grades in Maths and English you will be required to complete and achieve Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship.
The Community Activator Coach promotes, delivers and coaches fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help whole communities to change their behaviour, adopt and keep to a physically active lifestyle. Community Activator Coaches are more than activity and sports leaders – they understand communities and customers. They will be equipped with the specialist knowledge needed to effectively work with one customer group (such as inactive teenagers) but also be knowledgeable about other inactive customer groups whom they may be expected to work with on occasions. When competent they will be experienced working with a range of different communities and all kinds of customers who are likely to be defined as inactive, sedentary or not doing enough physical activity in their lives. They also know how to make communities and lives better through physical activity, organised play and sport. The Community Activator Coach will be a positive role model who builds good rapport with customers – especially those who are young, inactive, or from low-income and marginalised communities. The Community Activator Coach often works alongside youth workers, the police and community safety agencies to make neighbourhoods safer and works alongside health workers to make residents fitter and healthier. The role is a flexible one and individuals can expect to work varied and unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends and school holidays.
You will learn:
- Understand the benefits of physical activity and sport for individuals, families and communities, and know why adopting an active and healthy lifestyle is important.
- Know the value of using informal spaces and ‘out of locality’ settings to encourage customers to develop the lifelong activity habit.
- Know how to make best use of national and major events (for example the Commonwealth Games) to capture public imagination, raise activity levels and encourage community involvement in volunteering and social action.
- Know how to coach and lead the key components of a successful activity sessions for specific audiences
- Working collaboratively with sports clubs and other community assets – including volunteers, public services, youth workers, the police and community champions.
- 1 day a week – College release
- 4 days a week – at the work place
- Delivered in the workplace
Your training officer and guide you through your apprenticeship and plan delivery to work around you and your job role. They will visit you in the workplace to support you with your course work and evidence collection and to conduct progress reviews with you and your employer. You will still be expected to continue to work, attend college and submit work during college holidays and your training officer will still be available to you.
There is a mandatory requirement for you to be given 20% of your apprenticeship time to complete off job learning. It is important that your employer is supportive of you on your learning journey and ensures that you are giving this time during normal paid working hours.
Throughout your apprenticeship you will be preparing for your end point assessment which is conducted by an external assessment organisation. You and your employer will agree when you can pass into the gateway and begin your end point assessment components:
- Practical coaching observation
- Presentation & Q&A
- Panel Interview
Functional skills, if required, can be completed on your college day release with the functional skills tutors or in the workplace with your training officer.
Entry Requirements & Interview Process
There are no entry requirements, however you will undertake an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the apprenticeship. If you do not already have GCSE C or 3/4 grades in Maths and English you will be required to complete and achieve Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship.