Community Sport and Health Officer, Apprenticeship
You will be employed as Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) to initiate behaviour change with regards to engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities, with the key role of creating opportunities for local communities to get more physically active. By working within and across local organisations you will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to improve their wellbeing. You will be employed by organisations in the fields of leisure, sport, youth work, youth justice, outdoor education, or public health.
Studying this course means that you will work within one of our local or regional partner employers, who are actively involved throughout your whole training programme.
What does the course involve?
You will learn and gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of behaviour change; an ability to adapt delivery to suit different groups in society; knowledge of how to manage and lead colleagues or volunteers; practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate sports or physical activity programmes; and the expectations of collaborative work with a network of partners/stakeholders.
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.
How will the course be assessed?
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.
What future study opportunities and careers are there?
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.
What do I do next?
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A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4 or a qualifying Level 2 qualification.
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