The Community Sport and Health Officer apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who has a passion to positively influence sport and physical activity in their local community.
The key role of a Community Sport and Health Officer is to initiate behaviour change in local residents with regards engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities. By working within and across local organisations individuals will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active.
The course comprises of knowledge, skills and behaviours, including initiating meaningful behaviour change, planning programmes, understanding what constitutes effective sport or physical activity programmes and how these can be used to prevent or minimise anti-social behaviour. You will demonstrate how you empower people to adopt a more active lifestyle and your ability to adapt personally to ensure programmes are inclusive and customer focused. You will also exhibit behaviours which include a strong work ethic, positive attitude and a willingness to contribute to your own continuing professional development.
You will be assessed externally through observations, case studies, presentations and panel interviews by an external organisation.
Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment
There are no mandatory prerequisite qualifications, although as examples, the Multi Skills Coaching qualification at Level 2; Understanding the Principles of Behaviour Change; Using Sport to Tackle Youth Crime; or a related Apprenticeship at Level 2 might be deemed appropriate entry points for transition into this role
Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies. https://www.barnsley.ac.uk/our-departments/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/)