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Community Activator Coach — Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Apprenticeship outline

The Community Activator Coach apprenticeship is ideal if you would like a career as an Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader, Community Worker or Outreach Worker.

These roles work mainly with inactive groups of people in the following organisations:

  • Sport for social change charities
  • Companies who operate in the sport and physical activity sector
  • Local authorities
  • Sports clubs
  • Leisure centres
  • Youth work agencies
  • Housing associations
  • Outdoor education centres

The wider sport and activity sector plays an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of the nation and provides a positive environment which supports (especially young) people to grow and develop through sport and physical activity.

The Community Activator Coach promotes, delivers and coaches fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help whole communities to change their behaviour, adopt and keep to a physically active lifestyle. Community Activator Coaches are more than activity and sports leaders – you will understand communities and customers and have the specialist knowledge needed to effectively work with one customer group (such as inactive teenagers) but also be knowledgeable about other inactive customer groups who you may be expected to work with on occasion. When competent you will be experienced working with a range of different communities and all kinds of customers who are likely to be classed to be inactive, sedentary or not doing enough physical activity in their lives.

You also know how to make communities and lives better through physical activity, organised play and sport.

The Community Activator Coach is be a positive role model and you will build a good rapport with customers - especially those who are young, inactive, or from low-income and marginalised communities.

You will often work alongside youth workers, the police and community safety agencies to make neighbourhoods safer and work alongside health workers to make residents fitter and healthier. The role is a flexible one and you can expect to work varied and unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends and school holidays.

How to enrol onto this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Study location Basford 664 Nuthall Road, Basford, Nottingham, NG8 6AQ

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Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.


Community Activator Coach - Level 2 Standard


18 months

Level Level 2
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need GCSEs at grades 9 – 3 (A* – D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9 – 4 (A* – C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above. Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment includes:

  • Building a portfolio of reflective accounts throughout to demonstrate mastery of the occupation.
  • An End Point Assessment which involves:
    • Practical coaching observation in the workplace
    • Presentation with question and answer
    • Panel interview

An advanced apprenticeship or employment as a Community Activator Coach.