Job Title : Activity Leadership Apprenticeship
Employer : Team Devon - Exeter
Location : Devon, EX2 8DP
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Activity Leadership - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Fitness and Active Leisure
Vacancy Reference : VAC-28609
Vacancy Short Description : The Royal Foundation have launched Coach Core, innovative and exciting sports coaching apprenticeship targeting young people who wish to gain further education and employment in sport.
Qualifications Required : You do not have to have previous experience of coaching the sport as full training and support will be given.
Vacancy Full Description : The Royal Foundation are working in partnership with Team Devon on their Coach Core programme. You will work towards your Activity Leadership Level 2 incorporating Active Leisure for Exercise Professionals.
This year ‘Team Devon’ will employ 20 young people who have the potential of becoming the future sports coach. We will be inviting applications for 40 places at our 2-day recruitment event on the 11th & 12th October.
Those who demonstrate commitment and a will to want to better themselves in this sports coaching programme will then be offered year-long employment working and training for 30 hours a week on Coach Core beginning November 2017. Team Devon is made up of Exeter City Football Club, Plymouth Argyle Football Club, LED, Devon FA and Torquay United Football Club, Sportsway Management, Atlantic Racket Centre, Ivybridge Tennis, Young South West, South West Athletics, Joola Table Tennis Club, The Eldertree and Plymouth Raiders Basketball.
( This apprenticeship has positions available in the following areas: Exeter, Plymouth, Bideford, Torbay, Newton Abbot)
Coach Core Benefits
·Achieve qualifications and vocational training that matches the criteria required by employers within the sports industry.
·Mentoring and experience of working alongside professionals from the industry including Sports Development Officers, experienced sports coaches and personnel from National Governing Bodies.
·Practical experience of working in the industry at sports event, in schools, in clubs and coaching within sports venues.
·An opportunity to meet new people of a similar age, have fun, become a role model and give something back to the community.
·The opportunity to attend exciting events and training throughout the apprenticeship
In July 2012, The Royal Foundation launched Coach Core; a new, innovative and exciting sports coaching apprenticeship targeting young people who wish to gain further education and employment in sport. Since then, apprentices in cities across the UK have been able to enjoy an intensive but incredible opportunity to become educated and employed for 12 months with some of the biggest sports providers and clubs in the industry.
With a full support team in place, apprentices have thrived both with their professional and personal development as we look to enhance the lives and opportunities for all Coach Core students from the first day to the last.
Successful applicants will be involved in a paid full-time sports coaching training programme to support your development and prepare you for future employment. At the end of the 12 months, you will leave with recognised qualifications, new skills, knowledge and a wealth of experience working as a trainee sports coach plus the opportunity to attend events unique to this programme.
The apprenticeship role will include:
• Help to inspire children, young people and clients to develop and lead healthy active lifestyles
• Assist in delivering sessions taking the lead with small groups as directed
• Assist in assessing, recording and reporting on children’s / clients progress and development
• Assist in the planning and delivery of programmes
• Assist in maintaining the health and safety at all times
• Assist leaders in the management and organisation of activities, actions and programmes
• Help to deliver effectively programmes, activities and actions within their function
You must also:
• Possess a passion for physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
• Be organised and able to work effectively in teams and as an individual, always maintaining a professional approach to work.
• Be able to relate well to, motivate, and encourage others being conscious of being a positive role model at all times.
• Have an enthusiastic attitude to life and work.
• Have the ability to make learning and work fun.
Successful applicants must be available to attend a 2-day assessment on 12th and 19th October 2017.
Number of Positions Available : 20
Working Week : 30 hours shift work inc. evenings and weekends
Weekly Wage : £105.00
Application Deadline Date : 22/01/2018
Possible Start Date : 29/01/2018
Skills Required : Candidates must be enthusiastic about wanting to work within their chosen coaching area and be committed to the 12 month apprenticeship.
Future Prospects : Possible progression onto further qualifications
Training to be Provided : Level 2 Certificate in Multi-skilled Activity Leadership
Key Skill in Application of Number Level 1
Key Skill in Communication Level 1
Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook (ERR)
Personal learning and thinking skills
Other Information : Successful applicants will be involved in a paid full-time sports coaching training programme to support your development and prepare you for future employment. At the end of the 12 months, you will leave with recognised qualifications, new skills, knowledge and a wealth of experience working as a trainee sports coach plus the opportunity to attend events unique to this programme.
Please note that you will be expected to do at least 20 hours delivery work per week; this will include evening and weekend work. You will also have to attend 10 hours education each week which will take place in Exeter.
Here are some top tips and info if you wish to apply:
1) Be completely honest in your application. We will be asking for evidence and will check any information you give.
2) Tell us about YOU! This programme wants to give young people an opportunity to succeed so we are looking for leaders, people who love sport and amazing stories NOT who is the smartest or the most qualified.
3) The 2 day recruitment day will be mainly practical so be ready to roll up your sleeves and get involved at all times!
Make sure that you think carefully about where you would be best placed, where the delivery work will take place, how you will get to and from the office and sessions, the type of sport you will be delivering.
From 1st of April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the national Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The minimum wage for apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.
Things to consider : Please note, we cannot guarantee that you will be placed with your choices but we will do our best to ensure that you have a placement that you enjoy and can easily travel to.
The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early
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