Level 2 Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship


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Sport, Leisure & Personal Trainer Course Summary

Level 2 Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship

Strengthen and develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours to support community engagement in physical activities, organised play and sport. You’ll gain experience in working with multiple communities, building rapport with people and supporting them to move away from an inactive lifestyle.

  • Qualification – Level 2 Certificate in Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing
  • Learning style – delivery sessions, virtual learning, masterclass, remote coaching
  • Progression – gain a nationally-recognised qualification to develop your career
  • Duration – typically 14 to 18 months

Off-the-job training

As an apprentice you take 20% of your time at work to complete off-the-job training. It’s an innovative way for businesses to gain a multi-skilled workforce – you’ll be able to bring sector insights and the latest knowledge into your organisation.

We’ll support you to train during work hours and confidently evidence your off-the-job learning, supported and facilitated by your employer. You’ll immediately add value by applying your learning to your role – so it’s beneficial for both you and your employer.

Ideal for…

This apprenticeship is a fantastic programme for any organisation promoting healthier lifestyles in communities. These are just a few of the typical job roles that fit our Level 2 Community Activator Coach apprenticeship:

  • Community Officer
  • Sport Coach
  • Activity Leader / Health Officer
  • Wellbeing Adviser
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Fitness Coach
  • Outdoor Pursuit Instructors


What you’ll learn

On this sport and leisure course, you’ll increase your understanding of personal safety and wellbeing, social barriers and managing customer behaviour – as well as motivating and encouraging them. You’ll also learn how to use social media and technology as part of your role, while gaining practical experience in planning and delivering sessions.



  • Discover a sector specialism
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Improve your self-awareness
  • Open up new career opportunities

How you’ll learn

The programme combines delivery sessions, virtual learning, masterclasses and workplace coach visits. You’ll be supported to plan and adapt sessions, coach sports and physical activity sessions and collaborate with sports clubs and community programmes.

The modules you’ll study

  • Lead and Coach Inclusive and Engaging Physical Activities
  • Benefits of Physical Activity
  • The Principles of Behaviour Change
  • Understand Barriers to Participation
  • Recognise Customer Needs and Priorities
  • The Importance of Effective Leadership
  • Understand Legislation, including Safeguarding
  • First Aid and Mental Wellbeing

How you’ll be assessed

You’ll complete formative assessments throughout the programme, compiling a portfolio of evidence.

At the end of the apprenticeship you’ll complete a summative end-point assessment – designed to check whether you’ve developed the required knowledge, skills and behaviours. This is conducted by an independent body to make sure it’s impartial. For this course, your end-point assessment organisation is ActiveIQ.

You’ll be observed delivering a coaching session, take part in a professional presentation with a Q&A session, and you’ll complete a panel interview.

Entry requirements

You’ll need to meet these requirements:

  • A good level of English and Maths
  • Resident in the UK/EEA/EU for the last 3 years
  • Meet module requirements through your employment in a relevant job role

Career progression

After successfully completing this sports coaching course, you’ll be awarded the Active IQ Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults – as well as a further Active IQ qualification of your choice. These include the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing, and/or the Level 2 Certificate in Promoting Community Health and Wellbeing.

Let’s help you train

Contact us to find out more about how the programme works and what life is like on the Level 2 Community Activator Coach apprenticeship.

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