During February half-term our current apprentices attended MEMS Priestfield Stadium for two days before they headed back out into Kent for another two days of coaching at our Soccer Schools.
Our Apprentices were at MEMS Priestfield Stadium during the February half-term to complete some of their NVQ course work. The apprentices were delivered the safeguarding unit within their NVQ framework, which proved to be a fascinating insight into the procedures and guidelines that are in place and that they need to be aware of.
All apprentices are studying a NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport which is closely linked to their work placement. Our apprentices are placed within a Primary School in Kent and Medway, working for 30 hours per week.
Timetables for the apprentices varies between schools and all include the delivery of Physical Education sessions, with the amount dictated by each school. The apprentices also have experience in assisting with the delivery of numeracy and literacy lessons and some gain the experience of 1 to 1 mentoring and assisting with behaviour management.
After two days of studying they joined up with our Community Trust Coaches to help deliver sessions to our Soccer School participants and they are proving to be very competent coaches.
Freddie Horton, apprentice at Cecil Road Primary School said “I am really enjoying my placement at Cecil Road Primary School. All of the staff are really helpful as they realise this is my first experience of working in a Primary School. I really enjoy working 1 to 1 with an autistic pupil at the school and with my help and input he is now fully reintegrated within his classroom and is showing lots of improvement”.
To find out more about our apprenticeship programme please contact Freddie Wilson, WWilson@priestfield.com or 01634 350125.