Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport Apprenticeship Level 3

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This programme develops students into employees who can promote and support a wide range of physical activities within a school environment.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, the job role will depend on the employer. You could help plan, carry out and evaluate a wide range of physical activities for a school. These activities may be a part of their core curriculum or could be activities outside of school hours such as lunch or after school clubs. In some cases, you may need to undertake a coaching role, so previous experience of this could be useful.


Benefits / Skills

  • Safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Developing a professional relationship with children, young people and adults
  • Organising, leading and evaluation sports events
  • Supporting gifted and talented learners
  • Facilitating community-based sport and physical activity
  • Understanding school infrastructures
  • Entry Requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising.

    Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Career Progression

    Physical Education (PE) Classroom Assistant

    As a PE classroom assistant you will support staff to develop high-quality PE lessons. In addition, you will help provide extracurricular activities such as after school clubs. You will also encourage engagement between students and will maintain the safety of the school environment.

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Learning & Skills Teacher Apprenticeship Level 5
  • Teacher Apprenticeship Level 6
  • School Business Apprenticeship Level 4
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    Course Details


    18 - 21 months

    Course Code


    Course Facts


    It has been found that when students receive effective PE they do better physically, mentally and emotionally.

    Extra Curriculum

    92.7% of apprentices who used our recruitment service would recommend it to a friend.

    Labour Market

    The average salary of a qualified PE teacher is £28,911.

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    Course FAQs

    Will employers just use me for the jobs they do not want to do?

    No, you may start your apprenticeship completing basic tasks, but the whole point of your apprenticeship is to develop into a well-rounded member of staff. We will meet with your employer every eight weeks to make sure that they are supporting your development.

    Will I earn less money doing an apprenticeship rather than working full-time?

    The apprenticeship national minimum wage is currently £3.90 per hour, however, many employers offer more than this for their positions, as they want to attract high-quality candidates to their company. Every vacancy lists how much the wage is, so be sure to check these carefully to make sure that you are happy with how much the employer is offering.

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