The new apprenticeship standards have been developed by employer groups for specific occupations. They contain on-programme training and an end-point assessment. The end-point assessment must be delivered by an independent organisation recognised on the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations. Employers of apprentices will select an organisation from the Register to conduct independent end-point assessment of their apprentices.
For candidates to undertake this apprenticeship, they will need to be focussed on coaching activities to improve health, wellbeing and fitness in a community setting for a range of age groups. Preferably candidates will already have an employer ready to start their apprenticeship.
Candidates will also have the opportunity to complete just a Gym Instructing pathway route.
Preferably candidates should have already achieved grade 4 or above in English and Maths GCSE or should have achieved a Level 2 equivalent qualification. If this has not been achieved, it will form a mandatory element of your apprenticeship.
Candidates should be able to show they have a background in engaging in coaching activities or fitness.
The Gym Instructing Pathway content includes:
You will also complete a Safeguarding qualification.
It is also possible to complete a Level 3 Apprenticeship by taking a Level 3 Diploma in Coaching Sport.
English and maths will be included if required.
When you are adjudged to be ready for end-point assessment, you will be entered for your final assessments. As you progress through the course, you will need to be revising information, implementing strategies, designing and recording activities, and compiling reflective practice that will be collated in a portfolio of evidence. This evidence will be relied upon in order for you to meet the assessment standards at the end of your apprenticeship. It will consist of:
There are no additional costs. You may be required to attend classes away from the work environment in order to fulfil the knowledge required to complete the apprenticeship. This may result in travel costs.
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
Ever since school, Katy Morten had set her heart on becoming a personal trainer.
By the age of just 21, she had already achieved her career goal – thanks to a sport apprenticeship programme run by Derbyshire Dales District Council in partnership with Derby College. Having secured a full-time job as an instructor at Bakewell Swimming Pool,
Katy particularly enjoys helping people to reach their goals – whether it be weight loss or training for a particular sporting event.
I knew I could get nationally recognised qualifications more quickly on an apprenticeship – and having lots of work experience in the industry under my belt would stand me in good stead when looking for employment. Plus, who could argue with being paid to learn? There’s a real feel-good factor to my job – just knowing you have helped someone improve their lifestyle and become happier with themselves.