Level 4

Sports Coach Apprenticeship - Employers


Sports Coaching

Awarding Body

Active IQ



Delivery Method

Online Learning

Guided Learning Hours


Course Duration

12-18 Months

course overview

First Step Training work with employers across England delivering apprenticeships to members of their team.

Employing a Sports Coach Apprentice is a great way of adding quality and experience to your workforce. A Sports Coach Apprentice can add unparalleled value to your business through innovative ideas and their motivated approach, helping improve staff morale and the company image.

Apprenticeship funding allows you to employ a new member of staff as an apprentice, which means you can guide and mentor a new member of the team through their training process, ensuring they acquire the skills, knowledge and behaviours to match the mission and values of your organisation.

Did you know?

You can also enrol current members of your team on the Level 4 Sports Coach Apprenticeship, this will allow you to offer a fantastic CPD opportunity, as well as add significant value to your current service offer to customers.

who's it for?

Level 4 Sports Coach is the new industry standard apprenticeship for people who work in high-performance, community and school coaching environments. As part of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will focus on achieving the school coach pathway, which is ideal for anyone who coaches in a physical education and school sports setting.

course content

The Level 4 Sports Coach Apprenticeship Standard is designed with a set of 9 ‘core duties’ that all sports coaching apprentices must achieve. They will also be required to achieve the 4 ‘optional duties’ that are specific to school coaches.

To achieve the apprenticeship standard successfully the apprentice must demonstrate that they have achieved all 13 duties by displaying the key knowledge, skills and behaviours that are associated with a school sports coach.

Apprentices will also gain additional training to add value to their apprenticeship.

Added Value Training:

  • Safeguarding Workshop
  • Equality & Diversity Workshop
  • H&S Workshop
  • British Values

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