Applications for the 2018/19 British Gymnastics Apprenticeship Programme are now open. 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 two 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.
An apprentice that took part in the first year of the programme said: "I would recommend the British Gymnastics 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."Further information on the programme and application process can be found in the pdf Apprenticeship Information Pack (2.03 MB) . The deadline for applications is the 10th June, 2018. For further information, please email [email protected]