Become An Apprentice

Do you want to change young people’s lives through sport? Taking part in an Active Fusion apprenticeship programme provides you with the experience, confidence and skills you need to progress into a career in coaching or teaching Physical Education.

Why be an apprentice?

  • “Half of employers said they would prefer to see experience from a relevant apprenticeship or previous position on a candidate’s CV, compared to only 24% who would prefer a relevant degree.” – The Association of Accounting Technicians
  • You aspire to be a teacher, teaching assistant, sports coach, sports development officer, or work in the leisure and health industry. 
  • Use this course as a springboard into further or higher education.
  • Take a gap year and earn while you learn.
  • Gain vital experience, develop your skills and get paid.

What will I be doing? 

  • Assist in the delivery of PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs.
  • Support with school teams at competitions, trips and residentials.
  • Help children learn across other subjects
  • Mentor groups of more able/less able children

Entry requirements:

  • Young Person aged 16+ 
  • Level 1 English and Maths (GCSE/functional skills)  
  • Commit to the programme for 13 months.

You will gain a Level 2 Apprenticeship, Level 3 Higher Sports Leaders Award (UCAS points), as well as a range of National Governing Body qualifications. 


Apprentices will be employed at the national minimum wage for apprentices.   


Successful candidates will be based in a school or community sport setting four days per week and released for tutor training with Active Fusion one day per week. 

On completion of the course they will be able to move into more senior roles within the sector – leading teams of people or specialising with certain communities, sports or programmes. They may be employed by their school or progress into higher education. 

Active Fusion has a strong track record of appointing graduate apprentices.

Click on the links to read about James’s or Zoe’s successes as Active Fusion apprentices.

What our previous apprentices have said:

“You learn on the job and get a qualification. It takes courage to choose a path that isn’t a ‘typical’ one, but it’s worth it.” – Oliver 

“My confidence and organisation skills have improved since my apprenticeship with Active Fusion.” – James 

“I was lacking in confidence at first – but Active Fusion believed in and supported me.” – Zoe 

“At university I would always have a session plan which I would be worrying about right up until the lesson started, but as an apprentice I feel a lot more relaxed and comfortable.” – Cameron

How do I apply?

Please contact to register your interest with a completed the enquiry form. You can click here to download an enquiry form and return it to the above email.

If you wish to discuss this apprenticeship programme further please contact the team on 01302 637276.

What next?

Closing date: Monday 1st June 2020

Shortlisting: Week commencing Monday 8th June 2020

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 15th June 2020 – Friday 3rd July 2020

All successful candidates will need to be available to start work on Monday 17th August 2020.

CLICK HERE to discover more about our apprenticeship programme.

If you are interested in becoming an Active Fusion apprentice, please email

Being an Active Fusion Apprentice

Oliver Bristow talks about his experience as an Active Fusion apprentice sports coach.