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Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education & School Sport Apprenticeship level 3

  • Overview of the course

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    The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport Apprenticeship is for anyone who wants to work with children, coordinating and delivering school sport, and motivating children to perform to the very best of their abilities.

    With England currently the fifth most unhealthy country in the world, and almost one-quarter of children overweight at the time they start primary school, the provision of physical education is a top priority for today’s Government and a key component of the curriculum for all schools.

    On this Apprenticeship you will gain the skills needed to plan, deliver, assess and evaluate out-ofschool activities, lunchtime and playtime activities and curriculum PE/physical activity, in partnership with school sports leaders. You will also assist with curriculum support and help manage the OFSTED early years setting.

    As well as learning how to deliver physical activity sessions in a range of environments, as an apprentice you will learn how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people in their environment. You will also gain important skills in communicating and forming professional relationships with children, young people and adults, and how to organise sports events and competitions.
  • What you'll learn

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    • Understand child and young person development
    • Plan and deliver physical education and school sport programmes
    • Organise and lead a sports event or competition
    • Support gifted and talented learners
    • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
    • Schools as organisations
  • Entry requirements

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    You will need to have a positive, motivating, ‘can do’ attitude and be willing to work both as part of a team or on your own.

    Your employer will set the recruitment and selection criteria for your Apprenticeship. Typically, candidates will have five GCSEs at Grade 4 or equivalent, including English Language and Maths. A keen interest in sport/coaching would also be desirable.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    • Practical observation with questions and answers
    • Work-based observation
    • Case study challenge
    • Presentation with questions and answers
  • 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; your own dedicated Work Based Tutor; 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.

    Successful completion of your Apprenticeship could lead to opportunities to work as a physical education and school sport professional, for example as a Teaching Assistant, Sports Coach, Sports Development Officer, Sports Volunteer or Sports Leader. 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

    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Teaching Assistant where you could earn between £11,000 and £23,000 a year, depending on experience.
    • A Personal Trainer, earning between £14,000 and £22,000 a year.
    • A PE Teacher, earning between £22,000 and £32,000 a year.
  • 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.

    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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    Call the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:

    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm
  • Additional Information

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


    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.


    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 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.
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