Welcome to the Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship
The Community Activator Coach Standard will underpin occupations such as an Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader, Community Worker or Outreach Officer. Community Activator Coaches are predominantly employed by sport for social change charities; businesses who operate in the sport and physical activity sector; local authorities; sports clubs; leisure centres; youth work agencies; housing associations and outdoor education centres and are deployed to primarily work with inactive groups of people.
The wider sport and activity sector plays an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of the nation and provides a positive environment which supports (especially young) people to grow and develop through sport and physical activity. The Community Activator Coach promotes, delivers and coaches fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help whole communities to change their behaviour, adopt and keep to a physically active lifestyle.
What is this online platform?
This online platform, in addition to working with your tutor and learner support assistant, will be provide you with everythingyou need to complete your apprenticeship studies. We have arranged the platform primarily in a similar order to the actual apprenticeship standard. You have to complete, through various assessment methods, each learning criteria within the standard. They are known as “KSB’s” – meaning Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. In each section you will find resources to assist you in completing thay section, followed by space to upload the relevant evidence, such as reflective accounts, witness statements, video evidence, worksheets, assignments and more.
How am I assessed?
Once you’ve completed everything, you will be entered for End Point Assessment – also known as “EPA”. THis is where a separate organisation becomes involved and sends their own external assessor to take you through a series of assessments to pass the apprenticeship standard. Thye will take into account the evidence uploaded here and much of your assessment will be based around this evidence. To help you prepare as best as you can, we have provided you with the assessment plan for this apprenticeship in addition to an EPA toolkit – all downloadable from this platform. We will also be taking you through mock EPA close to the time to give you as much practice as possible.
What is a community activator coach?
Count this section as your first piece of learning! It’s essential you know what a community activator coach is, so read on…….
Community Activator Coaches are more than activity and sports leaders – they understand communities and customers. They will be equipped with the specialist knowledge needed to effectively work with one customer group (such as inactive teenagers) but also be knowledgeable about other inactive customer groups whom they may be expected to work with on occasions.
When competent they will be experienced working with a range of different communities and all kinds of customers who are likely to be defined as inactive, sedentary or not doing enough physical activity in their lives. They also know how to make communities and lives better through physical activity, organised play and sport. The Community Activator Coach will be a positive role model who builds good rapport with customers – especially those who are young, inactive, or from low-income and marginalised communities.
You will often work alongside youth workers, the police and community safety agencies to make neighbourhoods safer and works alongside health workers to make residents fitter and healthier. The role is a flexible one and you can expect to work varied and unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends and school holidays.