Start as you mean to go on

If you're 16 to 18 years old and after the opportunity to learn the sports coaching business from the ground up, and earn while you learn while you're at it, the Planet Education coaching apprenticeship scheme could be just what you're looking for.

This one year course gives you both the theory and practice of coaching, enabling you to work alongside and learn from experienced professionals in the establishments we partner, so you gain a superb grounding in the delivery of high quality PE and sports coaching.

Not only does our scheme give you the chance to enrol on further Continuous Personal Development (CPD) courses and may lead to employment opportunities with Planet Education, but we'll also pay you a monthly salary equivalent to the national minimum wage for apprentices.

If you've got what it takes, we've got lots to give

If you're to get the very best out of our apprenticeship scheme you'll need to be:

  • dedicated
  • organised
  • passionate about sport
  • reliable
  • hard working
  • able to use your initiative
  • committed to personal development.

Wide ranging content

Our apprenticeship scheme includes the following units of study:

  • Manage your own resources and professional development
  • Providing leadership in sport and active leisure
  • Promoting equality and diversity in sport
  • Allocating and monitoring progress and quality
  • Sports development
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports injuries
  • Understanding employment rights and responsibilities
  • Managing sports volunteers.

What you will achieve

On successful completion of your apprenticeship with us you will achieve the following

  • Functional English and Maths at Level 2
  • NVQ Level 3 Sports Development
  • Level 3 BTEC in Sports
  • Managing Volunteers Award
  • Employment Awareness Award

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