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Learn how to lead and coach fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help people of all ages to change their behaviour and adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle by starting on the path of a sports coach with the Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship. 

Designed by key organisations in the sector including British Cycling and Sport England, this apprenticeship is ideal for those starting out on their coaching careers, whether that is as an Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader, Community Worker or Outreach Officer.

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About This Programme

Community Activator Coaches are more than activity and sports leaders – they understand communities and customers. They will be equipped with the specialist knowledge needed to effectively work with one customer group (such as inactive teenagers) but also be knowledgeable about other inactive customer groups whom they may be expected to work with on occasions.


When competent they will be experienced working with a range of different communities and all kinds of customers who are likely to be defined as inactive, sedentary or not doing enough physical activity in their lives. They also know how to make communities and lives better through physical activity, organised play and sport.


The Community Activator Coach will be a positive role model who builds good rapport with customers - especially those who are young, inactive, or from low-income and marginalised communities.


The Community Activator Coach often works alongside youth workers, the police and community safety agencies to make neighbourhoods safer and works alongside health workers to make residents fitter and healthier. The role is a flexible one and individuals can expect to work varied and unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends and school holidays.

What Qualification You Will Achieve

On completion of the qualification, the apprentice will achieve the Level 2 Community Activator Apprenticeship, professionally recognised by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). 

Entry Requirements

This apprenticeship can be completed by anyone aged 16 and over and must be put forward by their employer. Apprentices without level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to the end point assessment. Mitre Group will provide additional support for candidates requiring assistance with English and Maths.

The Learning Pathway

Successful completers will be able to move into leadership or management roles within the Sector which may be aligned to an Apprenticeship at higher level. This progression will involve leading teams of people; acting as a mentor for staff; or specialising with the delivery of sporting and physical activity programmes to certain populations or communities. We recommend apprenticeships looking to progress in their career continue onto the Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer Apprenticeship.

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