The primary role of a Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) is to initiate behavioural change in local residents in terms of engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities. By working within and across local organisations individuals will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active. A CSHO requires a comprehensive understanding of the principles of behaviour change; an ability to adapt delivery to suit different groups in society; knowledge of how to manage and lead colleagues or volunteers; practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate sports or physical activity programmes; and the expectations of collaborative work with a network of partners / stakeholders. The role is a flexible one and in this role individuals can expect to work varied and unsociable hours, including evenings / weekends, and during school holiday periods.
Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week, including off-the-job training. The training is tailored to ensure apprentices develop the skills they need to thrive in the workplace, giving a real advantage in terms of career progression.
END POINT ASSESSMENT
• Work-based observation
• Case Study challenge
• Presentation with question and answers
• Panel interview
Successful completion of this Apprenticeship will lead to roles in leadership or management within the sector which will be aligned to an Apprenticeship at higher level.
Apprentices who successfully complete this apprenticeship will be eligible to apply for membership with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as a Practitioner. Membership with the Institute acknowledges those achieving these standards have joined a professional community, and opens the door to the continued support, career development and guidance that professional bodies provide.