Schools Apprenticeship Service
Sports Development

The Sports Development apprenticeship programme is designed for schools looking to develop new staff, and enhance the sport on offer in their local community.


The programme offers apprentices and existing employees a foundation to develop skills in activity leadership and sports development for young people.

Although Sports Development apprentices are often used in the sports industry, the programme has become increasingly popular with schools in recent years.

Common roles filled by sports development apprentices in schools, include arranging and organising fixtures, sports coaching, and sports volunteer management.

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Start Date
Monthly from September 2015

Course type
Full-time Apprenticeship

Course Duration
13 months

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Based on National Apprenticeship wage

Apprentices need to be employed by the partner school

Job Roles
Typical job roles, include PE Department and Sports Development Assistants. 

Course progression
Access to further/higher education

Career opportunities
Assistant Sports Development Officer, community trust sports officer.