PE Apprenticeship programme
The Stride Active PE & Sport Apprenticeship programme provides an exciting opportunity for anyone to kick-start a career in coaching or teaching, whilst allowing schools to build extra capacity in PE and school sport. Apprentices are able to support the delivery of PE, extra-curricular clubs, health and physical activity interventions. An apprentice can help enhance a young person’s experience of PE / sport and make a real difference to their engagement and activity levels.
Apprentices are employed by one school for approximately 13 months. During this, time will predominantly be spent based at school, with some time dedicated to study/tutor days. The programme is aimed at anyone aged 17+ who is passionate about working with young people and enjoys sport / physical activity.
It’s very difficult to pinpoint one ‘best thing’, as I feel as though the PE apprenticeship has been such a valuable experience in more ways than just one.Katie, 2019-20 Apprentice
The programme is delivered in partnership with Riverside Training. Apprentices will benefit from a Level 3 qualification ‘Community Sport and Health Officer’, in addition they also will be able to access a number of other qualifications and training to support their work in schools.
For the 2020/21 academic year, we will have 9 apprentices in schools across Herefordshire and Shropshire. To find out more about what last year’s apprentices got up to, click on the images below.
Applications are now closed for 2020/21 apprentices. They will re-open in February 2020.
Information for schools
If you are a Herefordshire or Worcestershire primary or secondary school that would like to sign up to the apprenticeship programme, or find more information about it, please use the expression of interest at the bottom of the page and select ‘school’ instead of ‘pupil’. You can also learn more by taking a look at our employer information leaflet for 2020/21 here.
‘Across the Federation, our apprentice has had an immediate impact on the activity levels of our less active young people’PE Coordinator, Shobdon School