Community Sport and Health Officer Apprenticeship Level 3
As an apprentice you will learn how to identify two engaging and innovative sport or physical activities to set up, deliver and evaluate.
The projects should aim to initiate meaningful behaviour change in set target groups. You will source and use customer insights to design the programme of intervention and behaviour change.
By identifying social barriers and personal motivations of customers, you’ll create clear objectives and measures of success. You will consult with the local community and individuals by setting up focus groups and meetings. Also linking with county sport partnerships or National Governing Bodies to create a programme to take to the market.
You will also have to plan the strategy and tactics to empower target groups and individuals (from hard to reach, inactive populations) to take up and sustain physical activity. You should consider a range of approaches to support engagement, manage disruptive behaviour and deliver feedback. You will evaluate your projects and the delivery, engagement and ultimate success of the programmes, and make recommendations for next steps. The apprenticeship will take between 16-20 months to complete – only exceptional candidates will be likely to complete in the shorter time frame.
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
How to consult with the local community and individuals in order to set up focus groups and meetings
How to make funding applications from a charity or funding body
Measuring marketing impact online
Planning strategy and tactics to empower target groups and individuals
Programme delivery and management
Evaluating projects based on delivery and engagement
This apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity for businesses, schools, leisure centres, active leisure and sport clubs or community services to develop a current member of staff or a new recruit, who will focus on developing new opportunities to engage people in behaviour change through sport and physical activity.
As a Community Sport and Health Officer, they will research the funding landscape or sport, physical activity, community regeneration, addressing anti-social behaviour and public health. They will also make at least one funding application from a charity or funding body best suited to the programme requirements.
Your apprentice will work with internal and external clients, producing and distributing clear and effective written and verbal information through digital marketing. They will complete a social media and digital innovation workshop to ensure they understand how to use IT to promote, monitor and evaluate a programme and measure its impact.
Your apprentice will deliver programmes of selected activity to align with different customers, facilitating communities to come together to achieve positive change. They should ensure the programme is inclusive, customer focused and accessible.
Extra qualifications can be added to suit your requirements as an organisation, for example certificates in Leisure Management or Fitness Instructing, or a range of workshops
"I teach across all of the sports courses on offer at the College. Before pursuing a career in teaching, I was a Physical Trainer with the RAF for seven years. I am a strong advocate for the outstanding learning environment and inspirational teaching available to students at the College. I encourage students to study additional qualifications, unique to the College, to enhance further study and employment options."Danny Gaze