The 5 best sports apprenticeships in the UK

If you are looking for a career in sports, one of the best ways to get there is through an apprenticeship. So here are the best sports apprenticeships in the UK for you to take a look at.

1. Education Through Sport 

SCL offer two education through sports apprenticeships – level 2 and a level 3 apprenticeship. They also offer a range of other apprenticeships, from activity leadership to playwork. Their apprenticeships allow students to work alongside experienced staff, gain job-specific skills, earn a wage and get holiday pay, study towards a related qualification and then, after finishing the course you will earn almost £4,000 more than graduates per year in your first job, and have a sturdy reference to use afterwards.

2. Get Active Sports 

Get Active offer a range of apprenticeships:

  • Level 2 Community Activator Coach Standard
  • Level 3 Community Health Officer Standard
  • Level 3 Advanced Coaching Standard (Coming Soon)
  • Personal Training (Coming soon)
  • Level 3 Supporting the delivery of physical Education and School Sport
  • level 5/6 Primary School PE Specialism and PE Subject leadership

All of which are taught by a leading service in childcare and education. They are a group dedicated to helping children get active and enjoy it.

3. Aspire Apprenticeships 

Aspire offer 2 types of apprenticeship, either Level 2 or Level 3. Their level 2 options are Community Activator Coach or Leisure Team Member, and for level 3 they have Community Sport and Health Officer, Teaching Assistant and Early Years Educator. One benefit of Aspire Apprenticeships is they’re literally open to everyone. Whether you’re 16 or 36, they’ll take you on.

4. Ignite Sport Apprenticeships 

If you’re after a Sports Coaching apprenticeship, then Ignite may be the choice for you. They provide both level 2 and level 3 options, which will allow you to gain experience coaching in schools and community centres, and earn whilst doing it! Their website says they have roles available in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

They also host Ignite Football Academy! If you are looking for a more specific sports career, then check out Ignite’s football academy for 16 to 18-year-olds. Based at Oxford FC, the academy may be the next step you need in your sports career.

5. Sporting futures training 

Sporting futures over level 2 through to 4 apprenticeships. They encourage taking the steps from level 2 through to 4 with them, too. They currently have 230 apprentices in their schools across Stevenage, Hertfordshire, London, Durham, Liverpool, Birmingham and Stafford.

If these aren’t up your street, make sure to check out UK Sport Jobs and Not Going To Uni in January through to March! They have plenty of apprenticeships to choose from.

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