Community sport and health officer apprenticeship

Engage people in sport and physical activity across local communities

The key role of a community sport and health officer is to engage local residents in sport and physical activity. By working within and across local organisations, you’ll scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active. You may work on behalf of an employer in the private, public, charitable and third sector that delivers core activities in the fields of leisure, sport, youth work, youth justice, outdoor education and public health. During the community sport and health officer apprenticeship, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of the principles of behaviour change; an ability to adapt delivery to suit different groups in society; knowledge of how to manage and lead colleagues or volunteers; practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate sports or physical activity programmes; and the expectations of collaborative work with a network.


Duration: 16 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements for the community sport and health officer apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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