Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Sports Apprenticeships

Hartlepool Sixth Form College offers a number of apprenticeships in a wide range of sporting areas.

Introduction

With an exceptional range of sport and fitness facilities, an enthusiastic team of industry-experienced staff and truly flexible course options, HSFC can tailor its training to meet the needs of your organisation. A clear understanding of your business needs and tailored training solutions matched to your business objectives and with employer incentives and funding available for training from the National Apprenticeship Service it could not be a better time to take on an apprentice.

Sport Coaching

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship in Sport Coaching is designed for those individuals who wish to gain a broad, but solid, foundation to enable them to follow a career in the active leisure sector as a Community Sports Coach. Qualifications that the apprentice will achieve on successful completion of this programme:

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Preparations for Coaching Sport
  • CYQ Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1
  • Level 2 Award in Sports Leadership

Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements but apprenticeships can be very competitive so it is common for some employers to require A* to C grades at GCSE, or the equivalent. Interested employers and HSFC will also need to ensure that the apprentice has the potential to achieve the different components and be working at the right level across the correct range of activities in the workplace.

Sport Leadership

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship in Sport Leadership is designed for those individuals who wish to gain a broad, but solid, foundation to enable them to follow a career in the active leisure sector as activity leaders. Qualifications the apprentice will achieve on successful completion of this programme:

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Preparations for Coaching Sport
  • CYQ Level 2 Awareness in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1

Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements but apprenticeships can be very competitive so it is common for some employers to require A* to C grades at GCSE, or the equivalent. Interested employers and HSFC will also need to ensure that the apprentice has the potential to achieve the different components, be working at the right level and across the correct range of activities in the workplace.

Leisure Operations

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations is designed for those individuals who wish to gain a broad, but solid, foundation to allow them to follow a career in the active leisure sector. Qualifications the apprentice will achieve on successful completion of this programme:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services
  • CYQ Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1

Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements but apprenticeships can be very competitive so it is common for some employers to require A* to C grades at GCSE or the equivalent. Interested employers and HSFC will also need to ensure that the apprentice has the potential to achieve the different components, be working at the right level and across the correct range of activities in the workplace.

Exercise & Fitness

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness is designed for individuals employed in the fitness industry who are involved in: session planning, delivery and evaluation. Qualifications the apprentice will achieve on successful completion of this programme:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1
  • CYQ Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning

Entry Requirements

Apprentices must be employed directly in the sports industry. The course can be accessed by those who are entering the sector as a career start without any previous experience or by those who are already working within the sector and would like to further their skills and qualifications. There are no set entry requirements but apprenticeships can be very competitive so it is common for some employers to require A* to C grades at GCSE, or the equivalent. Interested employers and HSFC will also need to ensure that the apprentice has the potential to achieve the different components, be working at the right level and across the correct range of activities in the workplace.

Advanced Fitness

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship in Advanced Fitness (Personal Training) is designed for those individuals who wish to gain a broad, but solid, foundation to allow them to follow a career in health and fitness, particularly in personal training roles or similar. This qualification gives learners entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 3. It focuses on the preparation and delivery of training programmes for adults, catering for a variety of needs ranging from older adults to athletes and people wishing to train for a specific sporting activity. Qualifications the apprentice will achieve on successful completion of this programme:

  • CYQ level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym based exercise)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training
  • CYQ Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at level 2

Entry Requirements

Learners must have achieved the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing before they enrol on this qualification and it is common for some employers to require A* to C grades at GCSE, or the equivalent. The apprentice must be employed directly in the health, fitness and leisure industry. They can be already working in these settings and wish to gain further skills and knowledge to progress their careers or it can be available to those who are entering the sector as a career start or change without any previous experience. Interested employers and HSFC will also need to ensure that the apprentice has the potential to achieve the different components, be working at the right level and across the correct range of activities in the workplace.

Sports Development

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship in Sports Development is designed for those individuals who wish to gain a broad, but solid, foundation to allow them to follow a career working in, or aspiring to work in, roles in sports development, working to provide opportunities for participation in sport for all sections of the community. Qualified individuals can work with local communities, National Governing Bodies and a variety of sports partnerships, organising courses, events and running a variety of sporting projects. Qualifications the apprentice will achieve on successful completion of this programme:

  • Certificate level 3 in higher sports leadership
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development
  • CYQ Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2

Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements but apprenticeships can be very competitive so it is common for some employers to require A* to C grades at GCSE or the equivalent. Interested employers and HSFC will also need to ensure that the apprentice has the potential to achieve the different components, be working at the right level and across the correct range of activities in the workplace.

Supporting The Delivery Of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to support the delivery of low risk activities that contribute to a physical education and school sport programme through curriculum-based and/or extra-curricular activities.

Entry Requirements

No specific pre-entry requirements

Qualification Structure

The learner must complete:

  • Unit 1 - Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults (F/601/3327)
  • Unit 2 - Schools as organisations (A/601/3326)
  • Unit 3 - Understand child and young person development (L/601/1693)
  • Unit 4 - Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people (Y/601/1695)
  • Unit 5 - Support assessment for learning (A/601/4072)
  • Unit 6 - Plan a physical education and school sport programme (J/505/1759)
  • Unit 7 - Deliver a physical education and school sport programme
  • Unit 8 - Review the delivery of a physical education and school sport programme (J505/1762)
  • Unit 9 - Organise and lead a sports event or competition (H/601/8410)
  • Unit 10 - Preparing for the mentoring role (T/503/5511)
  • Unit 11 - Support gifted and talented learners (R/601/7723)
  • Unit 12 - Facilitate community based sport and physical activity (F503/0652)