Apprenticeship in Supporting PE in Schools


Apprenticeships are practical hands on programmes designed to provide you with relevant, practical training, which will enable you to progress within your chosen industry. As an apprentice you will be employed between 30 and 40 hours a week.

Course requirements

Four GCSEs grades A-D and ideally, these must include maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as Functional/Key Skills in English and Maths at Level 1.

What will I do?

You will be required to complete the NVQ in Activity Leadership and the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport. As well as completing Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. If it is required, you will also need to complete Functional Skills in Mathematics and English. You will be allocated an assessor who will visit you in your work place to provide support with the NVQ and you will attend Bishop Auckland College 1 day a week to complete theory work.

What will it give me?

The apprenticeship will provide you with valuable work experience within a Primary School setting, assisting with PE lessons, after school clubs, break and lunch time activities and the safe set up of a variety of sporting equipment. The apprenticeship will also provide you with nationally recognised qualifications, some of which have been devised in conjunction with the Association of Physical Education (AfPE).

Materials needed

You will need to wear appropriate sports clothing/kit for both indoor and outdoor activities.

What can I do when I finish?

Progress to the Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership (Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport). Following the Level 3 Apprenticeship you could progress onto the HND in Sports Coaching and Development at College or a Sport or Education – related Degree at University.

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