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School & Community Activator

Level: 2
Typical Duration: 18 months

Possible Job Role: Physical Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader

Course Overview

The School and Community Activator Apprenticeship promotes, delivers and coaches fun, inclusive, and engaging physical activities. These activities help the whole school and wider community to change their behaviour and adopt and sustain physically active lifestyles.
The aim of the qualification is to create a positive role model who builds a good rapport with pupils and parents – especially those who are inactive, or from low-income and marginalised families. Activators will work alongside staff, parents, youth workers, the police, and community safety agencies to make schools and their surrounding communities safer, fitter and healthier.
When competent, activators will be experienced working with a range of different settings and with a variety of participants. They will also have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to make schools, communities and lives better through physical activity, structured play, and school sport.

Qualification Achieved

On completion of this apprenticeship, you will hold a Level 2 Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship.
Additional qualifications achieved include:

  • Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development
  • Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Sport & Physical Activity
  • Level 2 Certificate in Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing
  • Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults


The role may act as a gateway to further career and training opportunities, including, but not limited to:

  • School Sport and Health Officer L3
  • Level 3 TA with PE Specialism
  • Sports Development Officer

Learning & Assessment

Apprentices will be assigned a dedicated tutor. The tutor will visit monthly in the workplace, as well as being on hand to support throughout the duration of the apprenticeship programme. The frequency of these sessions may be more, depending on the needs of the apprentice.

End Point Assessment

Each Apprentice must undergo an independent end-point assessment to determine the outcome of their apprenticeship. The assessments will assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained during their programme. The methods in which this apprenticeship is assessed are:

  • Practical coaching observation
  • Presentation with question and answers
  • Panel interview

Entry Requirements

Individual employers may set their own criteria for this apprenticeship.

Hire an Apprentice

We can work with you to source a suitable applicant for your organisation or you can up-skill your existing employees. If the employee is under 19 and your business has fewer than 50 employees, there will be no cost for the training. If they are over 19 and/or your business has over 50 employees then you will contribute 5% towards the cost of the training. For any businesses paying into the levy, all training costs will be covered.


With our Talent Match recruitment service, Talent Bank, we will advertise your vacancy, screen applicants and pre-interview potential prospects in order to ensure you only interview the most appropriate candidates for your vacancy – all free of charge.


We offer a dedicated virtual learning platform which allows learners to keep on track of their course. In addition to this, it allows our tutors and employers to keep up-to-date with the progression of learners.