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Coach Core

Learn about our work with Coach Core to develop an apprenticeship programme targeting 16-24 year olds.

Working with Coach Core

Active Sussex have worked with Coach Core to deliver a second sports apprenticeship programme in Sussex in 2023/24, with the second cohort started in April 2023.

Active Sussex will be recruiting employers and apprentices in Spring 2024 for a 3rd cohort, with the aim to launch in Autumn 2024. If you’re interested in finding out more, please get in contact

What is Coach Core?

Coach Core is an apprenticeship programme targeting 16-24 year olds who are not in education or employment (NEETs). It delivers an inclusive and impactful sports and activity coaching apprenticeship that develops the talents of young people and provides them with a range of vital skills for employment and life.

Coach Core, created by The Royal Foundation in 2012 as part of the Olympic Legacy, aims to create inspirational sports coaches to deliver sport in the community, particularly in communities that have traditionally had poor access to high quality, professional coaching.

Coach Core Sussex

Coach Core is about changing the lives of young people in some of the UK’s most challenging cities through an innovative and engaging sports coaching apprenticeship. By harnessing a number of qualifications, experiences and additional learning opportunities, the goal is to ensure each apprentice goes onto further education or employment and provides greater coaching provision in the communities in which they serve.

Employers signed up to Coach Core in Sussex

Here is a list of the employers that have been/are involved in Coach Core in Sussex:

Apprentice recruitment/ want to become a Coach Core apprentice?

If you are 16-24 and have left, or are leaving school, the Coach Core Apprenticeship programme could be for you? You can find out more about it and eligibility by visiting the Coach Core website.

To find out how you could join the programme in 2024, contact nchellel@activesussex.org

Nick Chellel

Strategic Workforce Officer

Nick is the Strategic Workforce Officer for Active Sussex, leading on workforce development for Active Sussex and the implementation of the Workforce Delivery Plan. Nick leads on projects such as the Workforce Investment Fund, Coach Core and Project 500, and is also the CYP Safeguarding Lead Officer for Active Sussex.

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