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Coaching Apprenticeship Level 3 at Lawn Tennis Association Ltd

Course description

A coaching apprenticeship is a great way to get more involved in coaching and develop a career in tennis. As part of the government apprenticeship scheme, coaching apprentices are employed for 30 hours a week (25 hours ‘on the job’), working in a coaching environment and carrying out a variety of coaching roles, including:

  • Coaching.
  • Assisting another coach.
  • Organising competitions and social events.
  • Producing marketing materials.
  • Developing and producing a coaching programme.

Additionally, you will complete 5 hours a week ‘off the job’ training, working to complete the qualifications required for the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships last a minimum of 12 months.


Course content

There are 2 types of apprenticeships available – level 2 and level 3.  Level 2 apprenticeships are designed to provide level 1 coaches with the next step in their coaching development. To complete level 3, you will have needed to complete level 2. Each level completed provides you with the following qualifications:

Level 3 apprenticeship

Level 3 certificate in coaching tennis (level 3 coach) UKCC.

Level 3 diploma in coaching tennis.

Level 3 award in employment awareness.

Level 2 functional skills in communication and maths.*


Entry requirements

To be eligible for a coaching apprenticeship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 16-24.
  • Living in England.
  • Not in full time Education or hold a degree (post A levels is acceptable).
  • Hold the Level 1 coaching qualification (UKCC Level 1 coaching assistant).
  • Have or arrange a coaching position at a centre/club for a minimum of 30 hours per week that pays minimum of £95 per week (all coaches must be employed not self-employed).
  • Apprentices must have the appropriate GCSEs (Maths and English Language A-C if applying for a level 3 or A-E for level 2) or Functional Skills qualifications. Applicants without the required qualifications above at the start of the programme will be offered a study programme and are required to complete Functional Skills tests.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawn Tennis Association Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2015
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