WHAT IS THE SPORTS COACHING TRAINEESHIP?
The Sports Coaching Traineeship is a 12-week education and training programme that offers young adults, aged 16-18, who are interested in working in sports coaching, the skills and experience that community trust football clubs, and the wider sports coaching industry, are looking for.
Delivered in partnership with sports education specialists, SCL, the traineeship comprises of a high-quality work experience placement, work preparation training and English and maths qualifications (if required). Trainees are given the opportunity to build a CV and gain vital on-the-job experience along with industry-recognised qualifications. All of which makes them ‘work ready’ – boosting their chances of gaining employment as well as improving their long term prospects.
On completion of the traineeship, SCL will look to progress all successful trainees into full time roles such as a Community Coach with your community football trust, or another football club, or into an apprenticeship such as a PE Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship in a primary school.
SCL provides a flexible approach to traineeships to ensure they meet your needs and those of the trainee. We offer two core traineeship models.
Each model comprises of the same components – Employability skills, work experience and English & maths with the difference in each being who delivers which aspects of the programme.
EMPLOYABILITY TRAINING: Classroom-based practical and theory sessions. FA Level 1 qualification. Principles of Coaching. Employability skills training such as CV writing, job search and interview skills.
WORK EXPERIENCE– A meaningful and high-quality work experience placement, of at least 100 hours, in which the trainee will shadow members of your staff and community football coaches to provide real insight and experience of the world of sports coaching.
ENGLISH & MATHS – English and maths to improve the literacy and numeracy skills for those who have yet to achieve a GCSE grade ‘C’ or above.
The Sports Coaching Traineeship has been developed to give clubs, which are looking for young and enthusiastic sports coaches, the opportunity to:
The Sports Coaching Traineeship by SCL has given me the qualifications and experience I needed, I have now progressed to a full-time employee as a Sports Coaching Apprentice. Tom Hunt, aged 18 - Trainee with Charlton Athletic Community Trust.