Apprenticeship Level 2 Activity Team Leadership
YMCA Barry are looking to recruit an apprentice gymnastic activity leader to work alongside an experienced team of
The Apprentice will complete Level 2 team leadership and alongside this qualification, the Apprentice will also complete
either a Level 2 General, Men’s or Female Gymnastics Coaching Qualification. This qualification will need be completed
during the timescale of the apprenticeship, as this makes up the certificate (coaching knowledge part) of the Activity
Course Summary – L2 Activity Leadership
The Apprenticeship offers high quality training, to meet government standards. The course places great emphasis on
practical ability backed up with an understanding of the principles involved. Whilst at work, the apprentice will receive
comprehensive practical training designed to develop competence in carrying out relevant tasks that YMCA Barry value.
The apprentice will be visited regularly by a qualified assessor to check on progression and to ensure that they are
building evidence towards their final qualification.
The course is divided into two sections:
• Certificate in Team Leadership
• UKCC Level 2 Coaching Award
What are the assessment methods?
• Practical assessment
• Work booklet
This Apprenticeship is designed for individuals who wish to begin a full-time career in coaching gymnastics.
The role will be varied Activity coaching role with duties to include:
• Assisting in gymnastics sessions
• Setting up equipment / stations
• Session planning
• Demonstrations to working with all ability within the sports programme and members of the gym
• Attending team meetings
• Assisting in administration tasks
Requirements and prospects
• An enthusiastic person and well presented
• Likes meeting people and has a passion for sport and gymnastics
• Good communication and time keeping skills
• Willingness to learn
• Have a good understanding of gymnastics
• Physically fit
• Four GCSE’s A-D including Maths and English
• Willingness and commitment to develop and complete the apprenticeship and any other training deemed necessary by the Management team
• Passionate and committed – to helping others develop their skills and abilities
• Friendly and sociable – you will be expected to welcome and engage with our members of all abilities and ages
• Honest, trustworthy and reliable and ability to maintain confidential information
• Successful completion of your L2 apprenticeship could lead to advancement to L3 training in coaching and leadership in sport
DBS check is essential due to the engagement with children and young people
How to Apply
For individuals interested in the apprenticeship please complete the Application form.
Completed application and Equality monitoring forms must be sent to
email@example.com by :
Applicant’s will be notified shortly after this time of interview dates.
Apprenticeship costs and Support
An Apprenticeship can expect:
The Employer – YMCA Barry
The employer is expected to pay the Governments set hourly rate for an apprenticeship being:-
For Apprentices under 19: £3.50 per hour (please note these rates rise in April each year)
For Apprentices aged 19 or above in the first year of their Apprenticeship: £3.50 per hour
For Apprentices aged 19 or above and not in the first year of their Apprenticeship, the adult National Minimum Wage for
For further information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
PLEASE NOTE: YMCA BARRY ARE PAYING ABOVE THE REQUIRED GOVERNMENT SET HOURLY RATE FOR AN APPRENTICE
Payment of holiday pay (in accordance with the current legislative requirements)
Payment of the training costs of the apprentice
Travel to coaching courses held by British Gymnastics
Welsh Sports Association
The costs associated with Assessor visits throughout the year.
Frequently asked questions – The Apprentice
What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is having a job whilst gaining a recognised qualification through training. An Apprentice will have
the opportunity to gain vital skills, whilst earning a wage. Ultimately Apprenticeship Programmes are carefully
planned by the workplace industry to give their employees all the knowledge and information they need to fulfil a
job role successfully. For more information, please visit: http://www.Apprenticeships.gov.uk/
Who can be an Apprentice?
Apprenticeships are available to anyone 16 years or older who is not in full-time education and who has obtained an
employment contract with an organisation. YMCA BARRY is keen to support people of all backgrounds to become
Apprentices within our gymnastics club to develop a career within the sport. We would welcome applications from
individuals who are disabled and will work closely with both the Apprentice and the employer to ensure that it is
possible to support any individual needs.
What does the employer do?
YMCA Barry will employ the Apprentice. There is a requirement for employment to be for a minimum of 12 months
(dependant on length of Apprenticeship)/30 hours per week. The employer will develop the Apprentice in a way most
beneficial to the Apprentice and most conducive to the working environment to enable a positive and valuable
experience for both.
How old do I need to be to be a part of the Programme?
To be involved in our Apprenticeship Programme, you need to be at least 16 years old.
Where does the training for the Apprenticeship Programme take place?
The training for the qualification section of the Apprenticeship Programme will take place by workplace assessments.
Coursework will be set, monitored and submitted to Welsh Sports Association. The bespoke training delivered by
British Gymnastics will take place as courses become available.
Can I be a part-time Apprentice?
You must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week for the duration of the Apprenticeship, subject to time
off according to statutory or occupational holiday entitlement.
When will the Apprenticeship Programme start?
It is planned that the successful candidate will commence employment with YMCA Barry January 2nd 2018.
Do I get UCAS points from my Apprenticeship?
As a Level 2 qualification, the Activity Leadership route doesn’t provide any UCAS points on completion, the learner
would have to progress onto a Level 3 qualification if their desire was to later progress on to university.
Is the Apprenticeship Programme for me?
YMCA Barry Apprenticeship Programme is aimed at individuals with a strong passion to develop a future career in
gymnastics. The ideal applicant is one who has the aspiration, commitment and passion to remain and develop in
gymnastics over a long period of time. Applicants should want to be part of the development of gymnastics in their
local community and use these relationships and current connections to work in collaboration to achieve this.
Applicants should be committed to seeking a full-time role in gymnastics, potentially in their employer’s
environment. Whilst working through the first year of the Apprenticeship Programme, key characteristics of being
positive and motivated are ideal for applicants.
Am I allowed any holiday?
As an employee, you will receive the usual employee entitlements. Your holiday entitlement is at least 20 days’
holiday per year, plus bank and public holidays. This is prorated if your hours are less than full time. If your employer
provides additional holiday to that set out in the Working Time Regulations (1998) you will be entitled to more.
Closing Date: 4th December 2017 at 17:00
Gymnastics coaching vacancies
YMCA Barry has new coaching vacancies available in a number of disciplines; this includes coaches for Women’s Artistic, Men’s Artistic, Pre School and Recreational Gymnastics. Suitable applicants can apply for one or multiple disciplines.
The ideal candidate should hold a Level 2 qualification in their chosen discipline, but Level 1 qualified coaches will be considered depending on experience and willingness to progress their qualifications further.
We are constantly developing our club and therefore we will be looking for coaches who can strengthen our already diverse gymnastic programme.
The competitive sections compete in Welsh, British and International Level competitions; this included gymnasts competing at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, as well as gymnasts attending Welsh and South Central Squad sessions.
YMCA Barry is extremely supportive of coach education; coaches will be mentored through their qualifications with course and membership costs fully covered.
Rate of pay is competitive and will depend on coach’s qualifications and experience.
If you require further information or wish to apply please send your CV or contact our Gymnastics Manager, Sophie Erickson on 01446 724000 or email Sophie@ymcabarry.org.uk
Closing Date: Open
Interviews scheduled for Open
Qualified Female Artistic Gymnastics Coach
Ideally applicants should have a minimum of a Level 2 qualification, although we will consider Level 1 coaches who are ready to take the next step onto their Level 2 award. Coaches must be willing to teach children of various ages and competitive ability levels. The coaches within the club help each other so we are looking for someone who shares the same ethos.
We participate in Welsh events and are an active part of the South Central Area participating in areas squads, competitions and training events. We also participate in appropriate competitions further afield, as well as in friendly competitions with other clubs.
YMCA Barry are very supportive of coach education with coaches having the opportunity to attend appropriate courses, paid for by YMCA Barry. YMCA Barry fully covers the cost of British / Welsh Gymnastics membership for its coaches.
There has recently been a review of pay rates. Rate of pay is dependent on experience and qualification level.
To obtain further information and an application form please contact 01446 724001.
Closing Date: Open
Interviews scheduled for Open