Young Apprenticeship in sports management, leadership and coaching
Young Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for 14 to 16 year-olds to combine academic studies with a blend of vocational qualifications and work placements.
Young apprentices learn the practical skills and knowledge required by employers, whilst studying for qualifications which specifically relate to the sector.
A Young Apprenticeship (YA) is completed during years 10 and 11 (key stage 4) of secondary education, and is completed alongside core curriculum subjects such as English, maths and science. Young apprentices will follow the core national curriculum subjects for three days a week with two days a week on average spent on the YA programme.
Please note - In May 2011 the government withdrew funding for all Young Apprenticeship programmes. Therefore, cohort 7 (2010-2012) will be the last group of learners to complete the programme.
What does it entail?
Through the programme, students will complete:
- Level 2 vocational qualification in sport and leisure (worth between 2-4 GCSE’s at A*-C grade).
- NVQ level 1 in sport and active leisure (QCF) which helps to structure their work placement(s).
- 50 days structured work experience with one, or a range of employers in the sector which might include professional sports clubs, national governing bodies of sport, leisure centres, activity camps and fitness studios.
- A variety of other qualifications which will help prepare the young apprentice for the world of work and specific requirements of the sector (e.g. junior sports leader award or STA level 2 certificate for national rescue standard – poolside helper).
For further information download a copy of one of the our brochures below or view our introductory video:
- YA Value for Money and Sector Impact Report
- Employer guide
- Parent guide
- Student guide
- Work experience guide
- Young Apprentice Log Book
Young Apprenticeship evaluation
We have recently been evaluating Cohort 5 of the Young Apprenticeship Programme and results are now available.
You can also download the evaluation of Cohort 4 which was delivered between September 2007 and July 2009 as well as the evaluation of Cohort 3, which was delivered between September 2006 and July 2008.