Coach Core

Coach Core is about changing the lives of young people in some of the UK’s most challenging cities through an innovative and engaging sports coaching apprenticeship.  By harnessing a number of qualifications, experiences and additional learning opportunities, our goal is to ensure each apprentice goes onto further education or employment and provides greater coaching provision in the communities in which they serve.

Coach Core, created by The Royal Foundation in 2012 as part of the Olympic Legacy, aims to create inspirational sports coaches to deliver sport in the community. Currently being delivered in 15 cities across the country, Coach Core targets 16-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training. The programme delivers an inclusive and impactful sports coaching apprenticeship that develops the talents of young people and provides them with a range of vital skills for sport, work and life.

Coach Core strives to offer an unparalleled programme of learning combining a sports apprenticeship and national governing body qualifications alongside a number of additional cutting-edge coaching modules, employability workshops and access to events and CPD others can’t provide.

Coach Core is delivered in Bristol by a group of partners including Coach Core Foundation, Lifetime, Wesport, and local employers.

Coach Core Programme entails;

  • A 15-18 month Community Activator Coach Level 2 Apprenticeship.
  • Full Time paid employment with a local Employer.
  • Working hours are contracted at 30 hours per week with 1 day per week set aside for collective learning and the rest spent with the employers coaching programmes.
  • Support of a full time, experienced and relatable tutor, dedicated solely to the Bristol project.