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Coaching Apprenticeship Level 2 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.

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 2 apprenticeship

Level 2 certificate in coaching tennis (level 2 coaching assistant) UKCC.

Level 2 diploma in coaching tennis.

Level 2 award in employment awareness.


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.

Apprentices aged 16-18 will receive full funding for their qualifications, with those aged 19-24 receiving 50% funding.


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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