Ferdinand Football Group


An Apprenticeship is a real job for anyone aged 16+ where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Apprenticeship applications are now closed. Next intake: September 2022.

FFG have teamed up with EducationWise Academy in the delivery of L3 COMMUNITY SPORT & HEALTH OFFICER, L4 COMMUNITY SPORTS COACH and L4 SCHOOL SPORTS COACH.

This apprenticeship is for…
…anyone wishing to use sports knowledge and skills to create and deliver coaching programmes.


This occupation is found in the sport and physical activity sector in high-performance, community and school environments. Sports coaches aim to provide meaningful and high-quality learning, development and performance experiences. They support the achievement of medals in talent, national and international competition, enrich performance in local competitions, increase participation, raise educational standards, enhance wellbeing and drive social change. Sport coaches can influence national wellness to reduce burden on the National Health Service.

Desired skills prior to enrolment
• Strong organisational skills

• Passion for sport and physical activity

• Desire to motivate children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle

• Excellent communication skills

Example knowledge skills and behaviours
• Transformational coaching methods and strategic planning techniques

• Curriculum design methods and coaching pedagogies

• Inclusive coaching techniques

• Delivers safe and effective coaching support to participants

• Embrace each participants uniqueness, their rights and advocates fairness, equality and diversity within the coaching environment

• Leads by example, acts with integrity, builds trust and demonstrates respect for others

Application deadline: 10 January

Start date: January 2022

Duration: 18 months

Registration:  Register your interest here

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