A community activator apprenticeship could be the perfect role for your school, with grants of up to £3000 available until the end of March 2021. LearningSkills will support you with all steps of the recruitment and interview candidates first before putting them forward to the school for an interview.

Watch our video with Chris Boddy Deputy Headteacher at Rowlands Gill Primary School to find out how their school benefited from having the role within school.

We have also included some key information below!

What is a Community Activator?

The Community Activator Coach promotes, delivers and coaches fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help whole communities to change.

How long is the apprenticeship and what is the level?

The apprenticeship is a Level 2 Community Activator Coach standard and is 12 to 18 months long.

How many hours do they need to work?

The apprentice must be employed for at least 30 hours per week for their employer with 20 per cent of their time allocated to ‘off the job’ training.

How are they assessed?

The apprentices will be assessed via an end point assessment which includes a practical coaching observation, a presentation with questions and answers and a panel interview to ensure they have gained the required knowledge, skills and behaviours to achieve the community activator coach standard.

What are the benefits of having a community activator apprentice in school?

They will:

  • Help plan and adapt sessions and activities that encourage students to develop a lifelong activity habit
  • Support healthy eating programmes promotion
  • Support PE classes/ classroom lessons
  • Organisation of supporting events throughout the year
  • Help support and lead breakfast clubs and after school clubs
  • Coach or lead pre-planned sport or physical activity sessions
  • Promote a physical activity offer for the school
  • Promote families to participate together in sport or physical activity
  • Promote group activities and physical activities during break and lunch times.

What do I do next?

Contact a member of our Business Development Team who will arrange a meeting with your school to discuss job descriptions and taking the apprenticeship forward. Call 0191 433 8728 or email training@gateshead.gov.uk