Apply to be a PE Apprentice
The next PE Apprenticeship programme will start in July 2024.
If you are interested in finding out more, please take a look at the information on this page.
The Stride Active PE & Sport Apprenticeship programme provides an exciting opportunity for anyone to explore a career in coaching or teaching, whilst allowing schools to build extra capacity in PE and school sport. As an apprentice you will support the delivery of PE, extra-curricular clubs, health and physical activity interventions, making a positive difference to young people’s engagement and physical activity levels.
Apprentices are employed by one school for 13 months, term-time only. During this time, you will be in school 4 days per week and will have 1 study/tutor day each week. The programme is aimed at anyone aged 16+ 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 pack 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.
A great opportunity to experience a school setting and discover your future career whilst having a positive impact on the students and helping those from difficult backgrounds.21/22 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, over 50 apprentices have been part of the programme, from across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. To find out more about what previous and current apprentices, click on the images below.
Information for schools
Can you help kick-start someone’s career in education and physical activity? If you are a Herefordshire, Shropshire 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 seeing what one of our employers or previous apprentices has to say below.
We have supported over 30 schools to take on a PE Apprentice since 2018/19, many of who return to the programme annually. If you are considering employing a PE Apprentice for the first time, 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 in July 2023. Please submit an expression of interest below, or get in touch with Beky if you would like to know more.
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