Our Apprenticeship programmes have been designed specifically to give those wanting to start their career, the knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.


  • Earn a salary
  • Get paid holidays
  • On-the-job training and study
  • Working alongside experienced staff
  • Learn job-specific skills
  • Gain qualifications



If you meet the following criteria, then you are eligible to apply for the School Sport Apprenticeship programme:

  • Aged 16+ years old
  • Would like to gain nationally-recognised qualifications
  • Living in England and not in full-time education
  • Not receiving any other funded training
  • Not already have a degree or HND

*In general, apprentices are required to work no less than 16 hours a week and preferably, 30 hours a week. Where the number of hours worked is less than 30 hours, the length of the Apprenticeship programme is also extended.



Throughout your Apprenticeship SCL assessors will:

  • Offer you the benefit of their experience
  • Support and mentor you
  • Answer any questions you may have

 SCL is a government-approved training provider specialising in the delivery of apprenticeships. Plus…

  • Experts in the field with over 15 years’ experience
  • Has a 92% completion success rate for Apprentices – consistently higher than the national average
  • Has a passion and a track record for developing careers in sports coaching and physical education



Apprenticeship Pathway
Do you have a passion for helping and supporting children to be the best they can be?

Business Administration

Apprenticeship Pathway
Are you organised and determined? Do you enjoy working as an individual and as part of a team?

Team Leadership

Apprenticeship Pathway
Do you enjoy working with a team to create positive outcomes? Are you driven to succeed?


Apprenticeship Pathway
Do you have the desire to manage your own team? Do you have a passion to increase performance and implement change?


Apprenticeship Pathway
If you love having fun with children and enjoy being active, then why not consider becoming a PLAYWORKER?


Apprenticeship Pathway
If you love sport, enjoy working with children and want to play a part in their sports education and wellbeing, then why not consider becoming a PE TEACHING ASSISTANT?


Apprenticeship Pathway
If you love sports and want to help people perform at their highest level, then why not consider becoming a SPORTS COACH?


Apprenticeship Pathway
If you are a good communicator and enjoy helping people, then why not consider becoming a CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT or ADVISOR?
  • My SCL Assessor was great. His support during the Level 2 programme really made a difference. Tyron Cox, Apprentice

  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • The Flame Awards are the largest celebration of innovation and excellence from across the sector.

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

  • HITZ is Premiership Rugby’s award-winning education and employability programme.