The Level 2 Community Activator Coach apprenticeship is for individuals whose key work is in planning, leading and coaching physical activities for people of all ages in the community. The qualification will underpin occupations such as an Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader, Community Worker or Outreach Officer.
During this apprenticeship programme, your staff will develop their skills in delivering and coaching fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help whole communities to change their behaviour and adopt physically active lifestyles.
Duration: 14-18 months
Community Activator Coaches develop key knowledge, skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards their job responsibilities.
Understand the benefits of physical activity and sport for individuals, families and communities
Basic principles of behavioural change when applied to sport and physical activity
Know the importance of credible customer insight to shape provision and leadership style
Know the importance of effective leadership and coaching in the delivery of a physical activity or sports sessions
Understand the role of the coach in developing effective motivational relationships and how to build rapport with customers
Understand the tasks involved in delivering community level activation events and support their delivery
Coaching or leading pre-planned sport or physical activity sessions that are attractive to the target audience(s)
Working collaboratively with sports clubs and other community assets – including volunteers, public services, youth workers, the police and community champions
Supporting families to participate together in sport and physical activity
Supporting organisations to evaluate, develop and promote sessions, outdoor group exercise and informal social play
Maintaining personal safety and wellbeing, as well as that of customers
Effectively using social media and technology to deliver targeted messages to identified customer groups
A positive attitude to work, be approachable and model an active lifestyle
A concern for customer’s welfare and wellbeing
Enthusiasm to work as a member of a team
Use initiative when leading or planning activities
Building meaningful and appropriate relationships
A willingness to learn and a desire to contribute