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Physical Education and School Sport (Supporting Teaching & Learning) - Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at Easton & Otley College

Course description

This programme prepares learners for employment in a school sport setting through providing an introduction to opportunities for them to work as a physical education and school sport professional e.g. as a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA), teaching assistant (TA), sports coach, sports development officer, sports volunteer or sports leader.

Course content

The apprenticeship framework is made up of different nationally recognised qualifications. Including:

  • Level 3 Diploma in School Sport
  • Level 3 Award in Employer Awareness in Active Leisure
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics
Course Content Includes
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adult
  • Schools as organisations
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Support assessment for learning
  • Plan a physical education and school sport programme
  • Deliver a physical education and school sport programme
  • Review the delivery of a physical education and school sport programme
  • Organise and lead a sport event or competition
  • Preparing for the mentoring role
  • Support gifted and talented learners
  • Facilitate community-based sport and physical activity and knowledge

Entry requirements

  • Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability.
  • Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to manage the requirements of a Level 3 vocational qualifications.
  • Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.

Future opportunities

Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by developing a career in School Sport and/or teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easton & Otley College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016

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