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The Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer apprenticeship is approximately 18 months in duration (16 months training and 2 months EPA) and is aimed at individuals working in a sport development role for an organisation looking to initiate behaviour change within a community through sport and physical activity. This apprenticeship will support individuals who organise and deliver programmes in the community that focus on promoting behavioural change through sport and physical activity provision.

Primary roles of a Community Sport and Health Officer apprentice:

  • Plan and organise community events.
  • Practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate sports or physical activity programmes.
  • Collaborative work with a network of partners/stakeholders.

Delivery Outline:

Training is delivered by our team of qualified tutors at your workplace or another suitable venue and remote sessions as required. Learners are supported to achieve the Community Sport and Health Officer apprenticeship criteria via the use of support resources and optional e-learning modules.

If required, learners will also be supported by their tutor to gain Level 1 or 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

At a Glance


Approx. 18 months


Fills a skills gap at a reduced training and recruitment cost.


Available to new and existing employees

Receive a £1000 grant for apprentices aged16-18.

Programme Outcomes

For employers

The Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer apprenticeship is designed to develop individuals who can initiate behaviour change in local residents through engagement in sport and physical activity, in line with business and project objectives.

For learners

Individuals will gain an understanding of the sport and physical activity landscape and will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of projects and opportunities for local communities to get or remain physically active.


Apprenticeship Plan


Teaching & Learning

Ongoing Assessment of KSBs

Tracking of Progress & OTJ Training

Internal Quality Assurance

Gateway Submission

End Point Assessment

Completion & Certification

"My apprenticeship opened the door for me to be able to become a community role model within my local area. I have come into the apprenticeship as a Community Sport and Health Officer, with coaching experience and I am leaving the apprenticeship with a full-time title at Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust as a health delivery officer, with lots of new experiences, skills and knowledge gained. I am grateful for the opportunity to have an apprenticeship with Sport Structures as I have been able to work towards my career goals whilst completing my apprenticeship, and without it, I do not know whether I would have managed to take that first step into the spporting industry."

Georgia Grou | Wycombe Wanderers Foundation

Contract Requirements and Training Costs

  • An apprentice must be contracted to at least 30 hours per week
  • An apprentice’s contract of employment must cover the length of the apprenticeship
  • A minimum of 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s contracted time must be allocated to ‘off-the-job’ training
  • An apprentice must be paid at least the minimum apprenticeship wage in their first year of learning
  • Apprentices aged 19+ must be paid at least the minimum wage for their age group in their second year of learning
  • Dependent on company size and apprentice age a contribution to training costs may be required
  • Dependent on age and wage contributions to an apprentice’s pension and national insurance may be required.


  • Potential for training costs to be 95%-100% funded
  • Receive a £1000 grant for apprentices aged 16-18
  • Available to new and existing employees
  • Develops a proactive, skilled and motivated workforce
  • Awards workforce with an industry recognised qualification as added value
  • Improves Maths and English skills if required.

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