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Level 2 Sports Apprenticeship at Rotherham United at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust - Education Academy

Course description

Here at the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust we have an opportunity for individuals to become a sports apprentices within a professional and exciting environment. 

The UK outdoors sector is a vibrant, exciting and growing one to work in. It is particularly suited to those with a passion and enthusiasm for working both with people and in the outdoors. Although gusto for adventurous activities is a must, it must be remembered that ‘activity leadership’ is actually about people leadership in activities.

The Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership is designed for those individuals who wish to gain a broad, but solid foundation to allow them to follow a career in the outdoor sector or in the active leisure sector as fitness activity leaders and coaches.

In the outdoors, at Intermediate Level, roles will tend to be working with straight-forward groups in less hazardous activities, often in controlled environments.

In active leisure, roles will tend to be more of a community focus, and apprentices tend to be employed in community settings as activity leaders or sports coaches.

The apprenticeship will involve 'learning on the job' whilst assising our lead coaches deliveing a number of high quality multi sport sessions both within a schools and community setting. Your role as an apprentice is crucial to the smooth delivery and running of a session by assisting with delivery set up and equipment checking. 

Course content

As an apprentice you will be expected to manage your work loads both within the classroom and within the community. You will study a nnumber of different units within the NVQ element whilst developing skills within emplyabilty rights and repsonsibilities and completing a technical certificate. You will complete the following:

  • Active IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (QCF
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure (QCF
  • Active IQ Level 2 Diploma In Active Leisure (QCF)
  • C&G Functional Skills English Level 2
  • C&G Functional Skills Maths Level 2


Entry requirements

No formal quaifcations needed but a sport qualification and GCSE in both Maths and English would be advantageous. 

You must have a passion for sports with a poite manner who is punctual with a professional attitude at all times.   


You will be assessed througout the year by completing the modules through an online virtual learning portal provided by Dearne Valley College. 

You will also be practically observed and assessed by the lead coaches and community managers. 

Financial information

You will be paid a weekly sum of the minimum wage for your age. 

There will also be opportunities to access bus travel and bursaries through the college student services (this will be discussed further at your college induction) 

You will also be provided with a full RUFC tracksuit and kit as your uniform

Future opportunities

Could you be the next community lead coach? Could you be a community officer or manager? 

The majority of the Rotherham United Community staff have completed an apprenticehsip with RUFC or other football clubs / sporting providers. 

There will also be the possible progression onto a Level 3 apprenticeship within the trust for those individuals who show progression and development throught the Level 2 program. 

Further information

For any further information regarding the next recruitment phase of the sports apprenticehsip please contact our Education Manager Matt Edwards on: 



Tel: 07506 722 899 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 March 2016
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    • Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are located within the 'Goal Zone' of the AESSEAL New York Stadium in Rotherham. The Goal Zone is equipped with 3 state of the art classrooms, over 70 laptops and computers and a health room which includes various alternative methods to fitness testing.

      We are commited to providing high standards of education with a specific focus on sports programmes, in order to enrich the lives and increase career prospects of young people.

      We work closely with the local college in order to ensure that standards and quality remain high at all times. To compliment this we only employ teachers that are fully qualified and enthusiastic about their profession.