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Community Sport & Health Officer Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

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Course overview

The key role of a Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) is to initiate behaviour change in local residents with regards engagment in sport and physical activity across local communities. By working within and across local organisations individuals will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active. Employers are likely to come from the private, public, charitable and third sector and deliver core business activities in the fields of leisure, sport, youth work, youth justice, outdoor education, or public health.

 

What Does The Programme Include

You will attend theory & practical training 1 day a week. There will be the opportunity to undertake a number of related courses that will enhance your apprenticeship training and development.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers set their own entry requirements. However, you will typically require 5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above including English and maths.

Additional Information

There are no required qualifications for completing this apprenticeship. It is expected that apprentices will leave with a meaningful and transferable portfolio with regards to behavioural change.

Potential Future Career

Successful completers will be able to move into senior roles within the Sector – leading teams of people or specialising with certain populations, particular sports or programmes.

Course Content

  • Successful application of tactics and strategies to empower people from inactive and hard to reach populations to take up an active lifestyle
  • Successful application of a range of approaches that bring about changes in attitudes and behaviours within target communities
  • Supporting people within target communities to become involved in the preparation, planning and delivery of sport and active lifestyles
  • Using local insight and customer-orientated marketing skills to attract high priority groups into existing leisure, parks and sport infrastructure • Negotiation, lobbying and brokerage skills with local partners across public health, community development and anti social behaviour
  • Demonstrate clear and effective communication techniques in order to give/​receive information accurately and in a timely and positive manner • Problem solving and effective decision making with regards the design and implementation of sport and physical activity programmes
  • Writing successful funding bids to enable new, different or more opportunities to take place for sport and physical activity
  • Managing disruptive behaviour of clients and customers before, during and after activities
  • Managing and adapting personal behaviours to ensure provision is inclusive, customer-focused and accessible
  • Building partnerships and developing meaningful relationships with local partners and stakeholders in sport and physical activity

 

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Studying in the work place means I can gain the real-life, hands on experience I need to progress in the early years sector!

Charlie Parker

 

 

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