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Sport: Community Activator Coach Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

You can start an Apprenticeship at any point during the year and will take 14 to 18 months to complete.

Entry requirements

You will achieve

Level 2 Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship Standard

Course overview

Leading and coaching fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help people of all ages to change their behaviour and adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

The Level 2 Community Activator Coach will underpin occupations such as an Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader, Community Worker or Outreach Officer. These roles are predominantly employed by sport for social change charities; organisations that operate in the sport and physical activity sector; local authorities; sports clubs; leisure centres; youth work agencies; housing associations and outdoor education centres and are deployed to primarily work with inactive groups of people.

Click here for further information regarding the Standard Apprenticeship.

Course content

You will gain:

  • An ability to plan, deliver, evaluate and reflect on delivery of sport and activity opportunities within a local community, predominantly for inactive customers from different sections of society
  • The ability to work in partnership with, amongst others, local sports clubs, youth work settings, community centres, educational institutions and public service personnel, to deliver engaging and sustainable opportunities for people to come together and get active
  • An understanding of how to modify behaviour and style and use customer insight to tailor activities that appeal to different audiences from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • A range of tools and techniques that are needed to offer different sports and activities in different environments. This includes both formal and informal activities.

English and Maths – 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.

You will be assessed by:

  • Practical coaching observations
  • Presentation with question and answers
  • Panel interview

All equipment will be provided.

You will study within the workplace and attend classes at Barnsley College, Honeywell Sports Centre, Honeywell Lane, Barnsley S75 1BP.

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.

Professional recognition: On successful completion of the Standard, all Apprentices will be automatically given CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) at Associate Membership level.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Extra information

For further information please contact the team on 01226 216166 or email: apprenticeships@barnsley.ac.uk



Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sport: Community Activator Coach Level 2 Apprenticeship

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