Coach Core 2 apprentices
In September 2014, Coach Core 2 commenced. Eighteen aspiring coaches aged between 16 and 22 were recruited from across London to start a Level 2 apprenticeship.
In the first week the apprentices learned about the organisation, their roles and responsibilities and they met their coach mentor. They also started their first steps in coaching by completing Safeguarding and Child Protection training, Emergency Aid in the Workplace and Mentoring Young People.
For each apprentice, the first part of the programme is a mixture of getting to know their head coach and programme, understanding the role they have delivering coaching sessions and attending workshops delivered by coaching experts to learn the skill of becoming an effective coach.
The apprentices are spread over a variety of programmes including basketball, football, table tennis, tennis and SEN.
As each apprentice develops on their coaching journey, they gather evidence of the skills and knowledge they developing to complete qualifications. This evidence is stored using an online portfolio called The Wheel.
After each workshop that they attend, tasks are set that look at what they have learnt how they can relate is to their place of work. These assignments vary from looking at the differences between a PE Teacher and a Sports Coach, understanding key Government legislation within school settings, creating session plans and more.
“Core Core has been great. I have learned loads from my head coach and really enjoy getting to know all the kids who attend our sessions. It has made me realise how much I want to be a coach and given me something to work towards.”
Jago Streete-Campbell, Coach Core Basketball Apprentice