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Community Sport and Health Officer

Community Sport and Health Officer

On a community sport and health officer apprenticeship course, you’ll engage people in sport and physical activity across local communities.

The primary job of a community sport and health officer is to engage local individuals in sport and physical activity across communities. Working inside and across local organisations, you will investigate, organise, and oversee the delivery of opportunities for local people to become more physically active.

You may do so on behalf of a private, public, charitable, or third-sector employer that offers core activities in the areas of leisure, sport, youth work, youth justice, outdoor education, or public health.

As an apprentice officer, you will gain a thorough understanding of behaviour change principles, as well as the ability to adapt delivery to different groups in society, knowledge of how to manage and lead colleagues or volunteers, practical experience in developing and devising appropriate sports or physical activity programmes, and the expectations of collaborative work.

What you’ll learn

On a community sport and health officer apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Use local expertise and customer-focused marketing strategies to attract high-priority groups to existing leisure, parks, and sports facilities.
  • Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills to offer and receive information correctly, on time, and in a favourable manner.
  • Manage client and customer behaviour before, during, and after activities.
  • Create strong relationships with local sport and physical activity partners and stakeholders.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • Multi-skills coaching qualification at level 2 or a related apprenticeship at level 2.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment consists of four distinct assessment methods: 

  • Work-based observation  
  • Case study challenge 
  • Presentation with question and answers  
  • Panel interview 

Duration and level

  • Duration: 16 months
  • Level: 3 – Advanced Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 1, 2022

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