Become a PE Apprentice

Why become an Active Fusion apprentice – Oliver

Have you secured your career pathway?

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 Active Fusion?
What we have achieved so far:

Number of Apprentices


35 young people have completed the apprenticeship programme

Tutor Training


452 hours of skills and knowledge training delivered

Coaching Experience


13 weeks of holiday camp coaching experience

Teacher Training


9 apprentices have been employed by schools

Further Education


3 apprentices have enrolled in University

Coaching Opportunities


8 apprentices have secured coaching jobs

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Send your completed Apprenticeship Application to:
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.


Apprentices will be employed at the national minimum wage for apprentices. Read about the pay conditions here.

Active Fusion – Increasing Employability of Young People

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.

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.


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.

Alongside picking up new skills in a practical setting, you will complete assignments and lesson plans with the help of an apprentice tutor, in a classroom setting.

What happens next?

Once we have received your completed application, a member of the team will be in touch within five working days to confirm that your application has been received.

You will then receive updates via email on the recruitment timeline:

Shortlisting: 31st May 2021

Interviews: June/July 2021

Start date: 16th August 2021

If you have any questions, you can get in touch by emailing

Be proactive

Do you want to work locally to you? Ask your local schools if you can do your apprenticeship in their school. We will then contact the school on the back of this and hopefully you can make a difference in the school you grew up in.

“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.”


Keegan’s story



Being an apprentice