Community Sport and Health Officer, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship offers an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of communities, through sport and physical activity. As a Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO), you will play a crucial role in promoting and delivering programmes to individuals of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging them to lead active and healthy lifestyles. Working with local authorities, community organisations and sports clubs, you will help create inclusive and accessible opportunities for participation and provide guidance on healthy living. This apprenticeship will equip you with the skills needed to become a confident and effective advocate for community health, making a difference in people's lives through sport and physical activity.
You'll become part of our Sport and Fitness Career Excellence Hub and enjoy a host of career-boosting benefits and unrivalled access to potential employers. Our strong connections with professional athletes and sports clubs enable us to provide you with inspiring talks and workshops by guest speakers, ensuring that you acquire the latest techniques and insights. You will benefit from work experience opportunities and courses designed in collaboration with employers to meet industry demands. By the time you complete your training, you'll be fully prepared for a career in Sport and Fitness, armed with the skills and knowledge that employers value.
You will be employed by one of our local partners and they will be actively involved throughout your whole training programme. An apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to acquire industry-specific qualifications and valuable hands-on experience while earning a salary. You’ll have the chance to work closely with experienced professionals in the sport and fitness sector, meaning you’ll gain practical skills that make you highly employable and give you a head start in your career.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
Skills an apprentice will learn:
- Tactics and strategies to empower people from inactive and hard to reach populations to take up an active lifestyle.
- A range of approaches that bring about changes in attitudes and behaviours within target communities.
- Supporting people within target communities to become involved in the preparation, planning and delivery of sport and active lifestyles.
- Using local insight and customer-orientated marketing skills to attract high priority groups into existing leisure, parks, and sport infrastructure.
- Negotiation, lobbying and brokerage skills with local partners across public health, community development and anti-social behaviour.
- Demonstrate clear and effective communication techniques to give/receive information accurately and in a timely and positive manner.
- Problem solving and effective decision making with regards the design and implementation of sport and physical activity programmes.
- Writing successful funding bids to enable new, different, or more opportunities to take place for sport and physical activity.
- Managing disruptive behaviour of clients and customers before, during and after activities
- Managing and adapting personal behaviours to ensure provision is inclusive, customer-focused, and accessible.
- Building partnerships and developing meaningful relationships with local partners and stakeholders in sport and physical activity.
It is also important for the CSHO to understand their limitations and boundaries, working with specialists from other professions where appropriate – this may include the police and uniformed services, Allied Health Professionals, counsellors, personal trainers, sports coaches or youth workers. The occupation exists within the sport for development sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the nation - creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often. ##ASSESSMENT METHOD
To achieve this apprenticeship, you will undertake an endpoint assessment that will assess the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to successfully perform this role in a community sports environment. Weston College and your employing organisation will ensure that you are ready and competent to complete the end-point assessment.
You will be able to move into roles within a range of health and sport sectors such as leading teams of people or specialising with certain populations, particular sports, or programmes.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4 or a qualifying Level 2 qualification. To be an apprentice, you will need to find a suitable employer. Click here for advice: How to Apply for an Apprenticeship | Weston College
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