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The Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer apprenticeship is aimed at individuals working in a sport development role for an organisation that is looking to initiate behavioural change to a community through sport and physical activity.

The Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer standard is a 16-18 month apprenticeship where apprentices will work in a sport development role for an organisation who deliver programmes in the community that focus on promoting behavioural change through sport and physical activity. Apprentices will obtain knowledge in planning and organising community events and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to play their role in improving the health of the nation. They will also understand their limitations when working in this environment by gaining an understanding from specialists in other professions, which may include working with the police, personal trainers, sport coaches or youth workers. The Community Sport and Health Officer standard incorporates aspects of a sports apprenticeship and a community apprenticeship and will prepare individuals for roles such as a health officer and a sports development officer.

Since 2002 Sport Structures have been supporting and developing sport organisations and individuals through our services. With our experience and expertise, we are able to offer further knowledge and understanding to apprentices and employers in addition to the standard requirements. Learning modules are mainly delivered at an employer’s workplace or another suitable venue and often as a group. Apprentices are given resources to support them through the apprenticeship and additional e-learning modules are included in the delivery plan to enhance a learner’s knowledge and understanding.

Apprentices must be employed for the duration of the 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. The apprentices will be assessed via an end point assessment which includes a work-based observation, a case study challenge, a presentation with questions and answers and a panel interview to ensure they have gained the required knowledge, skills and behaviours to achieve the community sport and health officer standard.

Our dedicated apprenticeship recruitment team have extensive experience working in the apprenticeship sector and are committed to helping you find the perfect apprentice for your organisation.

If you are looking to recruit an apprentice, please click here.

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