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Mitre Sports Apprenticeship Academies

Recognised by the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and awarding organisations 1st4Sport and ActiveIQ, Mitre’s Sports Apprenticeship Academies specialise in Coach Education and PE & School Sport – ideal for community coaches, community activators, multi-sport coaches and coaches and teachers supporting PE & school sport.

The first academies, based in London and the East Midlands launched in June 2018 and bring apprentices from sports clubs and foundations around each region together at dedicated training hubs. The academies provide a supportive environment for collaborative learning and the opportunity for students to work alongside their apprentice peers from a wide range of sports organisations.

Current organisations taking part in these academies include:

  • Derby County Community Trust
  • Bolsover District Council
  • Amber Valley School Sports Partnership
  • London Broncos RFL
  • QPR in the Community Trust
  • Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
  • Middlesex Cricket Club

Away from the training hubs all students have access to the new Mitre Digital Learning Portal that allows 24/7 access to course content which is available via smartphones and tablets to allow more flexibility to studying. 

Recognised by leading accreditation organisations including the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and awarding organisations 1st4Sport and Active IQ, Mitre’s Sports Apprenticeship Academies specialise in the following Apprenticeship frameworks and Standards, making the programmes ideal for community coaches, community activators, sports development officers, multi-sport coaches and coaches and teachers supporting PE & School sport.

  • L2 Community Activator Coach
  • L3 Supporting Learning in PE & School Sport
  • L3 Community Sport & Health Officer
  • L3 Team Leading
  • L3 Learning Mentor
  • L3 Teaching Assistant

Every student at the Sports Apprenticeship Academies is invited to kick off their apprenticeship with a unique ‘outdoor adventure’ event at Mount Cook – one of the UK’s leading outdoor centres in the Peak District. This exciting event enables the apprentices to come together and work on a wide-range of problem-solving tasks that build friendships and a team spirit that sets them on the right path for their apprenticeship.

Each academy programme also includes guest speakers from across the sports industry, as well as a National Governing Body (NGB) qualification to enable them to start assisting coaching sessions in their given sport.

The academies build on the success of Mitre’s apprenticeship programmes and further enhances its position as the leading provider in the sports and stadia sector. Mitre’s pioneering programmes are tailored to the unique needs of the sector and are delivered by the country’s top trainers, supported by a bespoke online learning portal.

Mitre is a Government Education and Skills Funding Agency approved supplier on the Register of Training Organisations (ROTO) and Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP).

Jennie Bowmer, Managing Director Mitre Group, said: “We’re so proud to launch these Sports Apprenticeship Academies in the UK. These learning hubs will enable our apprentices to share their experiences and learn with peers, regardless of the sport they work in or club they’re affiliated to. 

“We’re in the business of changing lives and organisations by providing better learning and development opportunities and our Sports Apprenticeship Academies will allow us to reach more learners and offer each of them an even better experience. Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for organisations to invest in their staff and develop fundamental skills and we are privileged to have supported hundreds of people through our programmes with some of the UK’s leading clubs and foundations.”

For more information on how to enrol your staff at your nearest hub or for in-house apprenticeship options, please contact us.


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