Course Details

Apprenticeships – Sports Development

Level 3 Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sports Development

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

Training is designed to develop the apprentice’s interaction skills with others and give the knowledge and understanding of everything that is required within a sports development role.

Designed to provide a greater understanding of sports development roles and the environment in which a sports development officer operates, this apprenticeship provides experience in sports development, marketing, health and safety, management and coaching.


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 3 Advanced apprentice you will be expected to be responsible for various projects, such as organising sporting events and training courses for different sections of the local community.

Many Level 3 Sports Development apprentices take responsibility for managing resources, identifying funding opportunities, motoring projects, as well as finding, training and managing suitable staff for appropriate community projects.

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 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development
  • Level 3 Certificate in Increasing Participation in Sport & Active Leisure in Community Settings
  • Level 2 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

Various - see map

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