« Go Back

Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting the Delivery of Physical EducationApply Now »

Course Image
Level: 3

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This framework provides the vocational pathway for children’s physical activity and school sport delivery and development. It is designed to ensure that there are suitably qualified people with the knowledge, understanding and competency to deliver, plan, organise and assess the learning of children in a range of environments including the community and schools.

It is a good introduction to opportunities to work as a physical education and school sport professional delivering low-risk activities through the curriculum and/or extra-curricular activities.

Entry requirements

This is an appropriate pathway for candidates with existing qualifications in coaching, sport and leadership, and a progression route for intermediate apprentices in activity leadership. A high standard of English and maths will be expected.

Apprentices must have a positive, can-do attitude and be willing and motivated to succeed.

Police background checks may be required.

Course Content

The course will cover all aspects of how to successfully plan, deliver, organise and assess the learning of children in a range of environments, including the community and schools.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take place through vocational competence, the development of a portfolio of evidence and assessment for the technical qualifications associated with the pathway. English and maths will be assessed through controlled assessment or exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs involved with this course.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to permanent employment within the active leisure industry as a support PE teacher or in a community sport role.




centre for sport

centre for sport logo

Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.

Find out More »

Katy Morten

Katy Morten

Ahead of the game in a sporting career

Ever since school, Katy Morten had set her heart on becoming a personal trainer.

By the age of just 21, she had already achieved her career goal – thanks to a sport apprenticeship programme run by Derbyshire Dales District Council in partnership with Derby College.

Having secured a full-time job as an instructor at Bakewell Swimming Pool, Katy particularly enjoys helping people to reach their goals – whether it be weight loss or training for a particular sporting event.

I knew I could get nationally recognised qualifications more quickly on an apprenticeship – and having lots of work experience in the industry under my belt would stand me in good stead when looking for employment. Plus, who could argue with being paid to learn?

There’s a real feel-good factor to my job – just knowing you have helped someone improve their lifestyle and become happier with themselves.
Go to top