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The Community Sports & Health Officer Apprenticeship is a great avenue for learners to undertake formal training to enhance their knowledge, skills and behaviours. Learners are provided with an opportunity to attain formal qualifications by combining theoretical learning. The Community Sports & Health Officer Apprenticeship typically lasts 9 months in duration. The delivery of the learning will be a mix of on the job development and online sessions.

The aim of the Community Sports & Health Officer Apprenticeship is to produce graduates who are competent to need asses communities, plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate physical activity and sports programmes that initiate behaviour change in individuals. Learners will be embedded in, and across, local and national organisations who all share an agenda to change the behaviours.

Once graduated employment is likely to come from the private, public, and third sector organisations across leisure, sport, youth work, outdoor education, social care and public health. The majority of learning will take place during online learning. APEC will provide guidance and structure to shape learning, reflection, and development through the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to graduate. APEC will provide external training in order to underpin learning with the theory of practice across community development, behaviour change, health promotion, and monitoring and evaluation. Learners will also receive professional qualifications in health promotion, project management, first aid and behaviour change to enhance their applied skills.