Sports Development Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This Apprenticeship provides a vocational pathway into the profession of sports development. It will ensure there are people with the organisational skills and political and social awareness to succeed in this important part of the sport and active leisure industry.

This advanced programme is also suitable for those who wish to change their careers and retrain to enter the sector at this level. It provides a pathway which could be particularly useful for apprentices who have been former recipients of sports development services and become leaders or coaches before wishing to progress to a sports development role.

This Apprenticeship includes the following key areas of work:

  • Working with local communities to identify the need and demand for new activities
  • Improving access to sport for young people, people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged communities
  • Supporting community amateur sports clubs
  • Organising national governing body qualification courses
  • Organising sport and physical activity events
  • Supporting initiatives to reduce crime and rehabilitate offenders
  • Making sure resources are used and all available funding is accessed
  • Putting local and national policies into practice
  • Identifying opportunities for funding organising
  • Promoting and running projects monitoring and evaluating projects
  • Attending meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Finding and training suitable staff, coaches and volunteers for projects
  • Managing resources and budgets

Assessment Methods

Learners will be assessed in the workplace by an experienced assessor, who will make regular visits. The portfolio of evidence will be collated using an online programme OneFile.

Progression Options

This Apprenticeship can provide a progression opportunity for apprentices on an intermediate level programme as well as progression for those already working in the sector. Completion of this Apprenticeship could lead to a Foundation Degree in Sport or Higher Education/Degree in Sports, Sports Development, or Coaching.

Course Summary

Course Title Sports Development Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSE’s in the 9 to 3 range and an initial

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This course has taught me a lot of useful skills like being organised to help prioritise my workload and meet deadlines and communicating effectively which is essential when coaching sports.

Alicia Dias

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