Schools - March sign-up is now open!
Can you help kick-start someone’s career in education and physical activity? If you are a Herefordshire or Worcestershire primary/middle/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 watching this short video, seeing what one of our current employers has to say below, or by taking a look at our 2021/22 information leaflet here.
We will arrange a one-to-one meeting with you to discuss the benefits, requirements and share key financial information, including government incentive funding.
We are currently gathering interest from schools who would like to take on a PE Apprentice from March 2022. Please submit an expression of interest below, or get in touch with Beky.
We have been amazed by the PE Apprentice Scheme. The support and advice from Stride Active has been invaluable. You were always at the other end of the phone if we needed anything. Our PE apprentice is outstanding.PE Coordinator, Whitchurch Primary School
Applicants - please register your interest
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. To find out more, including frequently asked questions, take a look at our apprenticeship recruitment packs or complete the expression of interest at the bottom of the page and a member of the team will get back in touch with you.
Having an extra body in the PE classroom has been invaluable in the progression of learning of the whole class. In particular, our PE Apprentice has assisted the SEND children in the class so they are able to access lessons and make good progress from their starting points. However, the impact of the apprentice has stretched far further than one group of children. He has helped to continue to build on the love of PE and physical activity throughout the school.PE Coordinator, Ludlow Primary School
The programme is delivered in partnership with Riverside Training. Apprentices will benefit from a Level 3 qualification ‘Community Sport and Health Officer’, in addition to a number of other qualifications and training to support work in schools.
To date, 23 apprentices have been part of the programme, from across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. A further cohort will be starting in August 2021. To find out more about what previous and current apprentices, click on the images below.
I would encourage others to choose a PE apprenticeship as it is a great way to explore possible career paths and discover a greater sense of responsibility and independence that you wouldn’t necessarily receive in a purely educational environment.Jasmine, current PE Apprentice