Following a successful pilot last year, the British Gymnastics Apprenticeship Programme has kick-started for another year.
The programme has grown in size, with 30 individuals and clubs selected to take part. The main aim of the programme is to provide both clubs and individuals with the opportunity of full time careers in the sport, and to continue developing high quality coaching and club operations. Over the course of the year, apprentices will undertake long distance learning with regular visits from assessors in their workplace, alongside practical and theory based residentials at Lilleshall National Sport Centre.
This year, the programme has been designed to support future coaches and club managers within registered club environments and individuals have the opportunity to gain either a L2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership, combined with a L2 coaching qualification in Gymnastics or an apprenticeship in Business Administration.
Speaking to an Apprentice who took part in the first year of the programme said: "I would recommend the BG Apprenticeship Programme to others, as you get to build knowledge and relevant skills, whilst training on the job. You also get to develop a relationship and connection with British Gymnastics who can support you to progress your skills and abilities further with the support of additional courses and CPD, such as the training residentials they provide."
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