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Level 2 Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship Standard

The new apprenticeship standards have been developed by employer groups for specific occupations. They contain on-programme training and an end-point assessment.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Sport
Apprenticeships
Location: Workplace
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Workplace

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-community-activator-coach-apprenticeship-standard
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Course Information for Students

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 Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing content includes:

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity
  • Planning an activity session
  • Delivering an activity session
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Smoking cessation
  • Nutrition and healthy eating
  • Data protection

The Gym Instructing Pathway content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Principles of exercise
  • Working with clients
  • Health and safety

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.

This course will be delivered in the workplace and on-site.

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.

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:

  • Practical observation with questions and answers
  • Presentation with questions and answers
  • Interview

Further Study

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Careers

  • Community Coaching roles
  • Health and Wellness Officer roles

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

20% (one day per week) of the apprenticeship needs to be set aside specifically for the completion of apprenticeship evidence.

The Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing content includes:

  • Unit 1: Promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity
  • Unit 2: Planning an activity session
  • Unit 3: Delivering an activity session
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Smoking cessation
  • Nutrition and healthy eating
  • Data protection
  • Safeguarding

It is possible to also complete the Level 3 Diploma in Coaching Sport.

When the apprentice is adjudged to be ready for end-point assessment, they will be entered for their final assessments. As the employer, you will decide who carries out this end-point assessment of your apprentice. 

Each apprentice needs to revise information, implement strategies, design and record activities that will be collated in a portfolio of evidence. The apprentice should have your support (or that of their supervisor) to ensure they are learning on the job. The apprentices are assessed in three ways:

  • Practical observation with questions and answers
  • Presentation with questions and answers
  • Interview

Preferably candidates should have already achieved grade 4 or above in English and Maths GCSE or should have achieved a Level 2 equivalent qualification.

Candidates should be able to show a background in engaging in coaching activities or fitness.

Each apprentice needs to be able to carry out the expectations of the standards. They need to be working with clients (under supervision) in order  to design and implement health and wellbeing programmes, encourage healthy behaviours and develop their professional practices. They will also need to understand aspects of safeguarding and data protection.

Professional behaviours are expected that are pertinent to the job role. These behaviours should mirror the existing workforce in line with the company’s policies and procedures. Excellent customer service is expected.

As part of this standard, candidates will have the opportunity to complete the:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing

Or

  • Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction

Or

  • Level 3 Diploma in Coaching Sport

Along with:

  • Level 2 Safeguarding Children and Young Adults

The apprentices are assessed in three ways:

  • Practical observation with questions and answers
  • Presentation with questions and answers
  • Interview

They may be invited to attend an evening class at Broomfield Hall campus to cover the demands of the Level 2 Gym Instruction content. An assessor will also visit their workplace. It is expected that 20% of their time should be set aside for working on their apprenticeship evidence.

You must be able to provide access to the local community in order for the apprentice to be able to practise their coaching, health assessments and advising. The apprentice should be able to coach in different locations and provide a range of activities.

Other CPD courses include:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Coaching Sport
  • Community Coach
  • School Sport Coach

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

£17553

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: November 4, 2021 11:06 am