PE and School Sports Apprenticeships

Enjoy sport and working with young people?

Want to gain Valuable vocational experience within School and Community based settings?

Sporting Futures PE and School Sport Apprenticeship Programme could be for you.

Working in Schools, School Sport Networks all over England our apprentices are enrolled onto a programme that involves 20% Off the job Training to support and develop knowledge, skills and behaviours to equip our Apprentices to undertake their role within school.

Level 2  Community Activator Apprentice ( 13-15 months)


  • Supporting the delivery of Physical Activity,PE and School Sport
  • Supporting and working alongside Teachers during lessons
  • Helping within the classroom
  • Supporting the Health, well-being of young people
  • Delivering warm- ups and small groups within PE Lessons.
  • Delivering health related activities in school setting.
  • Supporting and working towards delivery of small projects such as Daily Mile, Physical Activity projects/programmes
  • Helping to support youngsters returning to a structured day following the covid-19 situation
  • Supporting the organisation and Delivery of School Sport Competition – within school and the community.

As an Apprentice you will be linked with the wider agenda of  promoting Health and well-being through Physical Activity . Linking with PE and School Sport through working alongside National Governing Bodies, County Sports Partnerships and the Youth Sport Trust. Pathways will be created to help you gain experiences and opportunities to further your development and sporting career paths.

If you enjoy sport and working with young people and would like to gain valuable experience working within both a school and community setting, then this could be for you.
We currently have a large cohort of Apprentices within our partner schools across Hertfordshire, London, Durham, Liverpool and Birmingham.

Our apprentices are based within schools and work 30 hrs a week with training being delivered within their Hub-site setting with the Apprentices Lead Tutors and as with all apprenticeships have 20% off the job training.
The role involves working within a school setting and supporting the delivery of  Health and well-being, Physical Activity, Physical Education and school sport.
The wider community role involves working within the local PE and school sports network to deliver competition for all the schools within the area.
It is an interesting, varied position that gives the valuable opportunities of gaining experience in working with young people, working with colleagues in a school setting and with key community partners in sport.

You will find out about school- based career pathways and sporting career paths that are available and the hope would be that this apprenticeship will lead you onto your next step on the sporting ladder.

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with PE Focus ( 13-15months) – Classroom Teaching Assistant also delivered

This  Apprenticeship allows an individual to become a PE focussed Teaching Assistant.  Learners follow the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with a PE Focus.

The role involves:

  • Take on more responsibility within School setting
  • Greater supporting role in PE, Physical Activity Sessions
  • Delivering Extra Curricular Groups and clubs
  • Liaising with School Games Organisers to help organise Festivals and Competitions
  • Greater emphasis of supporting in a classroom based setting to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You will be engaged within a second subject to further develop your skills

At the end of this second year depending upon existing academic qualifications gained by the individual the potential progression routes are 

Employed within school as a Teaching Assistant, Foundation Degree in learning and teaching with a potential pathway into Teaching, Sports Coaching, Sports Development, Higher/Further Education, Public Services, Police Force, Sports Development

Level 4 Sports Coach in a School/Community/High Performance Setting

This is an exciting new Apprenticeship Standard that we can now offer as a new Apprenticeship or as a progression for our Learners who have been working through our PE Supporting pathway in schools.

Level 4 Sports Coach in a Schools Setting

Role Profile: School Sport Coaches aim to provide meaningful and high quality learning, development and performance experiences. They enrich performance in local competitions, increase participation, raise educational standards, enhance wellbeing and drive social change.

School Sport coaches profile children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development needs. They measure children’s skills and abilities in a range of physical activity contexts in line with the National Curriculum and create a high level school curriculum plan for PE based on a ‘whole-child’ development approach.

Level 4 Sports Coach – Community Setting

Role Profile: Sports coaches aim to provide meaningful and high quality learning, development and performance experiences. They enrich performance in local competitions, increase participation, raise educational standards, enhance wellbeing and drive social change. Community Sport Coaches design and deliver coaching programmes that focus on sustainable engagement and enrichment of participants. They use targeted approaches to deliver sport and physical activity through community initiatives or clubs, considering Sport England participation and wider government agenda’s. Community sport coaches profile participants cognitive, social, emotional and physical development needs.

They measure participants motives, behavioural norms, psychomotor, technical and tactical skills in specific sport and physical activity contexts to enable goals to be agreed. These results are used to create a high-level curriculum plan that considers the annual and sporting seasons. They apply a ‘whole person/child’ development approach and create targeted interventions to promote the accessibility of sessions for diverse groups of participants. In setting the plans they will consider the community support systems and gaps in current provision.

Level 4 Sports Coach – High Performance:

This would be a negotiated delivery sport specific worked through and developed with Sporting Futures Training and the Employer in their sport setting:

Role Profile: The broad purpose of the Sport Coach occupation is to use extensive technical and tactical sports knowledge and skills to design and deliver coaching programmes that engage, motivate and evolve participants’ skills and performance.


A successful generic Classroom Teaching Assistant program runs alongside our sport specific programs.

Our website is in development and this section will be enhanced within the next few weeks to reflect the excellent results and achievement rates we have had within this Apprenticeship Standard.

Working within our partner schools – Sporting Futures Training offer generic Teaching Assistant Training through either newly employed support staff or EXISTING team members.

We deliver a bespoke Teaching Assistant delivery that focusses on the needs of the school and we ensure all aspects link in with the development of Knowledge, skills and behaviours that comply with the level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticehip.

We have attained High level achievements with the TA Apprenticeship and are open to and welcome discussions with schools to develop a bespoke program within one or across a network of schools.