The British Gymnastics Apprenticeship Programme is now gearing up for its third year of delivery, with applications to open shortly for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The programme is continually growing and this year 40 individuals and clubs will be 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 can study new Apprenticeship standards, which have recently been developed by employers within the industry.
Apprentices can choose to study either the Level 2 Community Activator Coach Standard combined with a L2 coaching qualification in Gymnastics, a Level 3 Sport Development Framework or an Apprenticeship in Level 3 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."
To be the first to hear this year’s programme specific details, please express an interest in the programme and state which pathway (activator coach, sport development, or business administration) you wish to follow by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.