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Apprenticeships & Pre-Apprenticeships

The Level 3 PESS Apprenticeship is a 12 to 18 month programme that is aimed at organisations who want to develop an advanced coach with industry recognised qualifications to deliver high quality school sport coaching. The Level 3 PESS apprenticeship requires a mandatory Level 2 sport qualification such as the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport.

The apprenticeship comprises of the following qualifications:

• 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport
• 1st4sport Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
• OCR Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)

The apprenticeship is taught by our team of tutors who have over 100 years of experience teaching physical education in mainstream primary and secondary schools. The learning modules are taught at an employer’s workplace often as a group.

The apprentices must be employed for the duration of the 12 to 18 month apprenticeship and work at least 30 hours per week for their employer with 20 per cent of their time allocated to ‘off the job’ training. Apprentices will work in a school sport coaching specific role for an organisation and all qualifications must be passed for the full framework to be achieved.

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