Coach Developer Traineeship Programme

Delivered in partnership between Creative Sport & Leisure and Active Apprentice.


This 12-16 week traineeship is for anyone aged 16 to 24 wanting to pursue a career in coaching. If you’re enthusiastic about coaching sport then this traineeship will give you the kickstart to a career in coaching. On the programme you will develop your coaching skills, gain valuable work experience, improve your employability, maths and English skills and, upon successful completion, be offered a job interview.

What qualifications will I study?

As part of the programme you will complete the following qualifications:

  • Certificate in Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity) (L2)
  • Award in the Principles of Leading an Active, Healthy Life (EL3)
  • Functional Skills in both English & Maths
  • Employability Skills

What will a typical week involve?

Your week will be made up of two days learning on location, where you will spend one day working towards your coaching qualification and then move onto your Active Healthy Life qualification. The second day will be spent improving your employability skills and working towards a maths and English qualification. You will also complete 3 days of work experience with an employer, these duties will include:

  • Planning and supervising activity sessions
  • Working with young people to promote the development of technical and performance skills
  • Working with young people to encourage the development of their creative skills and to help them gain overall confidence
  • Help to promote the work the employer carries out
  • General administration tasks to assist with the running of the company

Who is eligible for the programme?

  • You must be aged 16-24 or up to 25 if you have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  • You must not be qualified at L4 or above
  • You are not currently in full-time employment or funded education and have little work experience, but are focused on work or the prospect of it
  • Live in England
  • UK or EU citizen for 3 years or more

Are there any other entry requirements?

  • No experience required
  • Must be reliable and punctual
  • Ability to work on your own as well as in a team
  • A good work ethic with a willingness to learn
  • Good listening and communication skills

What are my progression opportunities?

Upon successful completion you will be offered a chance to interview for a role linked to a further apprenticeship opportunity.

*Active Apprentice will cover your travel expenses up to £30 a week for the duration of the programme.