Course Details

Apprenticeships – Sports Development

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership

This Apprenticeship is designed to provide a vocational pathway into the planning, reviewing and delivering of projects within the sports development community.

It is particularly suited to young adults aged 16-23 years old looking to develop a career in activity leadership, sports development or sports coaching and physical education, and is a stepping stone to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.


The work
As an Apprentice in Sports Development, you can expect to be employed for 30 hours a week in a setting that will typically give you the opportunity to support community sports, improve access to sport for young people, people with disabilities, and people from disadvantaged groups. This could be with a professional sports club, a coaching company, or even a Primary/Secondary school.  

You will need a passion for sport and working with local community groups, as well as the desire to work hard to achieve.

As a Level 2 Apprentice, you will be expected to hone your skills by supporting sports development officers in, for example, organising sporting events and training courses for different sections of the local community.

Many Sports Development apprentices are engaged in delivering community projects, helping to put national policies into practice.


The learning
On top of the 30 hours of work, you will need to spend a minimum of 6 hours on your studies. This will ensure that you keep up to date with everything, and provide the evidence required to achieve the Apprenticeship.

All learning and assessment resources are provided on The Sports Brain, and will be supported by an on-site professional mentor, who will be able to give you advice and guidance on completing your work as well as future career prospects.

You will also be assigned an assessor, who will visit you in the workplace to assess your progress.


Approximately 13 months


Recognised Qualifications

  • Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Coaching Sport; or L2 BTEC Award in Increasing Participation in Sport
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths

Where you can study

You can study this course at the following locations:
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Start Date
Monthly from September - August

Course type
Full-time Apprenticeship

Course Duration
Approximately 13 months

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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership

Based on National Apprenticeship wage

Entry Requirements
From 3 GCSE’s, interview dependent

Course progression
Access to further education at Level 2 or 3, including L3 Advanced Apprenticeships.

Career opportunities
Assistant sports development officer, community trust sports officer.

Further information
Course enquiry: 01753 362248