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Community Sports and Health Officer Apprenticeship Level 3

  • Overview of the course

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    The key role of a Community Sport & Health Officer (CSHO) is to initiate behaviour change in local residents with regards to engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities. By working within
    and across local organisations individuals will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active.
    Employers are likely to come from the private, public, charitable and third sector and deliver core business activities in the fields of leisure, sport, youth work, youth justice, outdoor education or public health.
    A CSHO requires a comprehensive understanding of the principles of behaviour change; an ability to adapt delivery to suit different groups in society; knowledge of how to manage and lead colleagues or volunteers; practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate sports or physical activity programmes; and the expectations of collaborative work with a network of partners/stakeholders.
    The role is a flexible one and in this role individuals can expect to work varied hours, including evenings/weekends, and during school holiday periods.
    It is unlikely individuals will undertake a regular daily work pattern or set of recurring tasks. Tasks might include attendance at meetings, supervising sessions, liaising with partner organisations, designing marketing collateral, updating social media or reporting against project criteria.
    It is also important for the CSHO to understand their limitations and boundaries, working with specialists from other professions where appropriate – this may include the Police and uniformed services, Allied Health Professionals, Counsellors, Personal Trainers, Sports Coaches or Youth Workers. The occupation exists within the sport for development sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the
    nation - creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often.
  • What you'll learn

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    How to plan programmes of engaging and innovative activities using sport and physical activity
    • Understanding the causes, social determinants and distribution of health inequalities
    • Basic understanding of nutrition, fitness to work, regular daily activity, mental wellbeing
    • How sport and physical activity can be used to prevent, minimise and manage anti-social behaviour or low-level criminality
    • Tactics and strategies to empower people to take up an active lifestyle
    • Writing successful funding bids to enable new, different or more
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal qualifications required to complete this Apprenticeship but the role requires:
    • A strong work ethic, including attention to detail and time management
    • A positive attitude to work and to act as a role model
    • An ability to work individually and as a member of a team
    • A person to be truthful, sincere and trustworthy in their actions
  • How will I be assessed?

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    The End Point Assessment (EPA) consists of four distinct assessment methods:
    • Work-based observation
    • Case study challenge
    • Presentation with question and answers
    • Panel interview Performance in the EPA will determine the Apprenticeship grade of fail, pass, or distinction.
  • Course Fees

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    Apprentices do not need to pay for their course; course fees will be paid for by funding accessed by the College and in some cases, employer contribution.
    If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning
    Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED programme. This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes masterclasses; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.
    If you successfully complete the course you will be able
    to move into senior roles within the sector – leading
    teams of people or specialising with certain populations,
    particular sports or programmes. Alternatively you may
    wish to progress to higher education and study a degree in a related subject area.
    Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk
    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Health Promotion Specialist where you could earn between £21,000 and £36,000 a year, depending on experience.
    • A Personal Trainer, earning between £12,000 and £20,000 a year.
    • A PE Teacher, earning between £22,000 and £32,000 a year.
  • Enrichment

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    We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
    • Meeting guest speakers from the sport/fitness sector
    • Participating in regional and national tournaments
    • Taking part in enrichment activities such as social and sporting events, and getting involved in fundraising activities
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development.
    You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.
    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.
    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant
    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-application
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:
    • Thursday 17th October 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Futures4Me Event - Monday 7th October 2019, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Additional Information

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    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.

    Helpline


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details


    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Important Information

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    We no longer accept online applications for this apprenticeship, but if you wish to enrol please come into College or call the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Start Date:

    07/09/2020

  • End Date:

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  • Time:

    -
    (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    SD251-L3