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New Sports Coach apprenticeship to provide additional pathways to a career in sport and physical activity

March 26, 2021

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The newest pathway into a sports career is set to further diversify and professionalise coaching careers in the sports and activities industry. Supported by sector leaders, a new Occupational Level 4 qualification provides three specialist pathways into a coaching career.

The sectors’ Trailblazer group, which includes major employers, NGBsUK Sport, and Sport England, will also be supported by CIMPSA. The existence of an apprenticeship program of this nature highlights how varied the sector is, by providing further specialism for sports professionals in their chosen sector.


Applicants will be able to specialise in:

  • High performance coaching, a specialism devoted to developing athletes and players in high-performance settings towards various sporting goals
  • Community sports coaching which will aid the next generation of coaches in inspiring a range of people into community sports through a variety of initiatives
  • School Sports coaching, an area focussed on collaborating with teachers and schools to develop the social, motor and cognitive skills of children and young people


Tara Dillion, CEO of CIMPSA, echoed the significance of this Level 4 qualification for impressing the industry developmental potential.

“As the country emerges from the impact of coronavirus, it is more important than ever to provide pathways into and through the sport and physical activity sector. Whether it’s in elite performance, community sport or working with young people, this is a sector that provides excellent career development opportunities.”


To find out more about this exciting opportunity see here.

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