Sports Coaching Apprenticeships


Our Sports Coaching Apprenticeships are available for 16-18 year olds who are interested in developing a career in Sports Coaching whilst gaining practical experience in the coaching industry.  

Practical elements of any sports apprenticeship at Inspire Suffolk include working alongside our experienced team of Sports Development Coaches. Our coaches deliver high quality PE provision across Suffolk Primary Schools and apprentices will work with a coaching mentor to develop their teaching style and approach. On top of this apprentices will take an active lead in the delivery of our Holiday Clubs for children aged 4-14 years.

Here at Inspire Suffolk we run both Level 2 & Level 3 Sports Coaching Apprenticeships giving young people the opportunity to gain various qualifications across our 12 month programme.

Qualifications available:

  • NVQ L2 in Activity Leadership
  • L2/L3 Diploma in PE & School Sport (equivalent to a HLTA* Qualification)
  • L1/L2 National Governing Body coaching qualification
  • English and Math’s GCSE equivalent qualifications available.
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Programme Duration: 12 monthsESF Logo
Hours: 30 Hours p/w
Hourly rate of pay: National Apprenticeship minimum wage

Case Study: Josh, Inspire Suffolk Sports Apprentice in 2015

Josh_ApprenticeshipJosh joined our Apprenticeship in 2015 to pursue a career in sports coaching. He had always enjoyed sport and it was his dream to get in to coaching.

“What really appealed to me is that I could do my Maths and English qualification at the same time.” 

Josh is now employed as a Sports Coach at Inspire Suffolk due to the dedication and skill shown throughout his 12-month apprenticeship.

“Inspire Suffolk’s apprenticeship is a great pathway in to sport which I would definitely recommend. You get the opportunity to teach in schools and gain qualifications like sports badges, Football Coaching badges and First Aid courses.”


To apply for an apprenticeship with Inspire Suffolk, please email your CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in pursuing a careers in sports coaching to Jordan Kemp on [email protected] or call 01473 353194 for more information.