PE Apprenticeship applications now open!
We still have a few positions available to start in August 2021. Please complete the EOI form below.
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.
If you're a school, there is still time to join in!
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.
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
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.
‘Across the Federation, our apprentice has had an immediate impact on the activity levels of our less active young people’PE Coordinator, Shobdon School