The benefits of being an apprentice

Find out more how you can benefit from a Coach Core apprenticeship

All apprentices on Coach Core programmes in England gain the NVQ Level 2 Community Activator Coach Standard qualification. This has been specifically designed by practitioners with extensive experience of the sport and leisure sector.

Still not convinced? Apprentices also receive:

  • A consistent place of employment with a top sports/physical activity provider
  • Additional coaching qualifications, including National Governing Body Awards
  • Dedicated Coach Core modules, exploring a more holistic approach to coaching
  • Mentoring from experienced, dedicated staff 
  • Coaching clinics and masterclasses from key sporting figures
  • Access to events and opportunities not seen on any other programme.

Whilst on the Coach Core programme, all apprentices will be paid a minimum of National Apprenticeship Wage, which is currently £3.70 per hour. Apprentices aged 18+ at the time of sign up will be paid a minimum of National Apprenticeship Wage for the first 12 months, after which they are entitled to be paid National Minimum Wage, relevant to their age.

In addition to a regular salary, apprentices also benefit from the minimum of a Level 1 Coaching Qualification plus additional CPD opportunities, equivalent to approximately £500 per young person.

The apprenticeship has had a massive impact. It's opened doors to things I didn't even know were available. Coach Core has been great, it set me up on the right path and gave me a clearer view of what is possible

Coach Core Apprentice, London

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