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Sussex coaching apprenticeship programme to launch in August

Sussex coaching apprenticeship programme to launch in August

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Thursday 24 June 2021

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Coach Core Foundation to deliver a sports coaching apprenticeship programme in Sussex, due to officially launch in August. 

Coach Core is an apprenticeship programme targeting 16-24 year olds who are not in education or employment. 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

The apprenticeship is a 15-18 month position with an employer, working 30 hours a week. One day of that will be spent with the tutor, learning and preparing for the assessments. The rest of the time the apprentice will be working for the employer, providing community coaching and supporting the business. With this, and all the additional experiences and opportunities Coach Core offers, the young person not only has tangible qualifications for their CV, but also a coaching portfolio and extensive work experience that gives them every chance of success once the programme finishes. Many Coach Core apprentices are offered full-time work by their employers at the end of their course, and 92% of apprentices are in work or education 6 months after graduating.

Once recruited, apprentices will work on the Level 2 Community Activator Coach qualification, focusing on the principles of behaviour change to encourage their community to become more physically active.. 

Amy Faazackerley Coach Core National Partnerships Manager said:

"As part of our ambitious strategy to deliver more sites across the UK, we are delighted to be launching our first ever Coach Core programme in Sussex. With young people hit disproportionately by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are more committed than ever to providing opportunities for young people to access employment and education. Launching in Sussex allows us to not only provide a pathway into employment for these young people, it also ensures that the positive  impact of sport and physical activity can be felt across the communities they are working in too. We hope this will form the start of a long term strategic partnership in Sussex, to allow us to continue to support young people for many years to come."

Nick Chellel, Strategic Workforce Officer at Active Sussex commented:

"We are delighted to be working with Coach Core to deliver its apprenticeship scheme in Sussex. Both organisations aim to harness the power of sport and physical activity to transform people's lives and have a positive impact on local communities.

After many delays and challenges due to Covid-19, we have recruited a fantastic group of employers who are passionate about working with young people and developing the next generation of coaches. It is an amazing opportunity for the young people that need it most in Sussex to start a career in the industry, which is needed more now than ever after the significant negative impact of Covid-19 on young people.

Not only will they gain a Level 2 qualification, they will develop key life skills and gain work experience that will enable them to fulfil their potential and be successful. We are excited to help develop the next generation of coaches in Sussex and the impact it will have on their lives and within local communities."

If you are aged 16-24 and not in education or employment, this fantastic opportunity may be for you! Apprentice recruitment for the programme is now open and young people can complete an application form here. 

For more information about Coach Core apprenticeships, including a useful FAQs webpage, please click here. 

For more information about Coach Core click here.