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Increase your organisation's presence delivering sport and physical activity in the community. The Level 2 Community Activator Coach offers apprentices working in a coaching or activity leadership role the opportunity to gain a detailed understanding of core knowledge, behavioural and competency modules. Learning will enable individuals to plan, prepare and deliver a variety of high-quality sessions to individuals in a community environment over the course of approximately 13 months (12 months training and 1 month EPA).

Primary roles of a Community Activator Coach apprentice:

  • Plan, deliver, evaluate and reflect on the delivery of sport and physical activity in the local community.
  • Work in partnership with local, schools, sports clubs and community centres to deliver engaging and sustainable sport and physical activity sessions.
  • Gain customer insight to tailor activities to different target audiences throughout the community.

Delivery Outline:

Training is delivered by our team of qualified tutors at your workplace or another suitable venue and remote sessions as required. Learners are supported to achieve the Community Activator Coach apprenticeship criteria via the use of support resources and optional e-learning modules.

If required, learners will also be supported by their tutor to gain Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

At a Glance


Approx. 13 months


Fills a coaching skills gap at a reduced training and recruitment cost.


Available to new and existing employees

Receive a £1000 grant for apprentices aged16-18.

Programme Outcomes

For employers

The level 2 community activator coach apprenticeship is designed to develop competent coaches who can deliver effective coaching sessions. It will also support individuals to gain the skills and competencies to improve communities through physical activity, organised play and sport.

For learners

Individuals will learn how to promote, deliver and coach fun, inclusive and engaging activities. Learners will learn how to develop key relationships in their community and build rapport with customers as well as knowing how to make communities and lives better through physical activity, organised play and sport.


Apprenticeship Plan


Teaching & Learning

Ongoing Assessment of KSBs

Tracking of Progress & OTJ Training

Internal Quality Assurance

Gateway Submission

End Point Assessment

Completion & Certification

"The community activator coach fits perfectly with our needs and provides all-round competencies required of a coach to work for us. Sport Structures deliver this to their usual high standard and offer excellent support and guidance to us as the employer and the apprentice. Sport Structures have added further value to the standard by including the level 2 certificate in supporting learning in physical education and school sport which is brilliant for us. We are super pleased to be working with Sport Structures and we hope to continue working with them for the foreseeable future!"

Jamie Segrave | JS Sports & Education

Contract Requirements and Training Costs

  • An apprentice must be contracted to at least 30 hours per week
  • An apprentice’s contract of employment must cover the length of the apprenticeship
  • A minimum of 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s contracted time must be allocated to ‘off-the-job’ training
  • An apprentice must be paid at least the minimum apprenticeship wage in their first year of learning
  • Apprentices aged 19+ must be paid at least the minimum wage for their age group in their second year of learning
  • Dependent on company size and apprentice age a contribution to training costs may be required
  • Dependent on age and wage contributions to an apprentice’s pension and national insurance may be required.


  • Fills coaching skills gap at a reduced training and recruitment cost
  • Potential for training costs to be 95%-100% funded
  • Receive a £1000 grant for apprentice saged 16-18
  • Available to new and existing employees
  • Develops a proactive, skilled and motivated workforce
  • Awards workforce with an industry recognised qualification as added value
  • Improves Maths and English skills if required.

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