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New for 2021, the Level 4 Sports Coach Apprenticeship offers the perfect pathway for progression for learners completing the Level 3 Community Sports & Health Officer Apprenticeship, looking to develop their skills further. 

The broad purpose of the Sport Coach occupation is to use extensive technical and tactical sports knowledge and skills to design and deliver coaching programmes that engage, motivate and evolve participants’ skills and performance.

Sport coaches aim to provide meaningful and high-quality learning, development and performance experiences. They support the achievement of medals in talent, national and international competition, enrich performance in local competitions, increase participation, raise educational standards, enhance wellbeing and drive social change. Sport coaches can influence national wellness to reduce burden on the National Health Service.


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About This Programme

This occupation is found in the sport and physical activity sector in high-performance, community and school environments:

  1. HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT COACHES: develop athletes and players in high-performance settings, including those on talent or development pathways, national or international programmes, professional or podium environments.  

  2. COMMUNITY SPORT COACHES: motivate and engage people of all ages and abilities in community sports and physical activity settings. Community sport includes local authority, charity and national governing body of sport community initiatives or clubs.

  3. SCHOOL SPORT COACHES: collaborate with teachers to develop pupils’ mastery of psychomotor skills by applying a whole child approach in their coaching. They work in all categories of school and registered childcare environments.

In their daily work, a sports coach interacts with and influences the coaching team including assistant coaches, coaches, managers, sponsors, boards and wider industry support networks. They do this through the design and delivery of their own coaching philosophy and professional practices in line with the organisational visions, strategies, policies and processes.  They may also influence professional and governing bodies through their own practice.  


Sports Coaches measure the impact of their coaching strategies through analysis of participant, coach, coaching team and organisational perception and performance data. This is then benchmarked against local, national and international trends relevant to the environment in which they are coaching.

Sports coaches work both autonomously and collaboratively to deliver progressive programmes that align to wider curriculum plans. These are tailored to individuals and diverse groups of participants based on robust profiling techniques and whole person development needs.

What You Will Achieve

On completion of the programme, the apprentice will achieve the Level 4 Sports Coach Apprenticeship, professionally recognised by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). 

Apprentices who successfully complete this apprenticeship will be eligible to apply for membership with CIMSPA as a Practitioner. Membership with the Institute acknowledges those achieving these standards have joined a professional community, and opens the door to the continued support, career development and guidance that professional bodies provide.

Entry Requirements

This apprenticeship can be completed by anyone aged 16 and over and must be put forward by their employer. Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test 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 senior roles within the Sector – leading teams of people or specialising with certain populations, particular sports or programmes.

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