Looking for a sports coaching role or a pathway into teaching?

Traineeships are ideal for anyone aged 16-19 with an interest in working in the sports industry.


It is a great opportunity for those who would like a career supporting the delivery of PE in schools or sports coaching.


Traineeship details

Available in North Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell or Walsall.

4 days a week for 10 weeks 

The Traineeship opportunity includes work preparation training, maths and English support for those who require it and a high quality work experience placement. ​This Traineeship is unwaged.

Work placement

As part of your work placement, you will be required to shadow and assist in the delivery of sports instruction to children. 

Training provided

  • Fully funded Level 2  1st4sport coaching qualification
  • Travel support
  • Personal development workshops
  • Functional skills in English and maths if required

Are you eligible? 

  • Aged 16-19
  • Little or no work experience
  • Qualified below Level 3 (A Level)


Plus, receive £100 on completion of the traineeship.


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Case Study

Adam Cripps, Aspire Apprentice


Why did you choose to apply for a traineeship?

The Traineeship allowed me to see what employers are looking for when recruiting a sports coach.  I also gained valuable experience in the role before I applied for an Apprenticeship.


Why did you choose to complete a traineeship with Aspire?

I chose to complete my traineeship with Aspire as they could give me the chance to gain coaching experience and progress onto an apprenticeship.  Aspire also offer opportunities to continue into a full-time job after completing your apprenticeship.


What skills, experience and qualifications have you gained through your traineeship?

I was able to develop my problem-solving skills to deal with situations I had never experienced before.  It also helped me develop my confidence, communication and allowed me to develop new coaching ideas.  During the traineeship, I completed the Level 2 Award in The Principles of Coaching Sport.


What are you doing now? 

I am now completing my Level 2 Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership. I have also been given the opportunity to support full-time coaches in schools, on Aspire’s Football Development Centre and have been selected to travel to Tanzania as part of the Aspire to Africa, Aspire Sports Trust trip.


Aspire's organisation – from project management, back office administration and on ground delivery – has been incredibly good which has enabled the programme to not only be a success but we have been able to include a much larger number than originally thought.

Catherine Stephenson
Staffordshire County Council

Aspire offer a positive ongoing relationship, consistent high-quality team members through different programmes and peace of mind

Hillary Primary School

Aspire offer us reliability, a high standard of tuition & flexibility

St Margaret's CE Primary School

Our children have enjoyed the approach to maths, through the Maths on the Move Programme - it focuses their learning and shows them the importance of maths in everything (it's not just a subject).

St Mary's RC Primary School

This is the 3rd time that my children have come to Aspire Active Camps, they love it and are already asking to go back! My younger daughter is brimming with confidence from her new-found sports skills and my older daughter has discovered a love for basketball. Top marks for the team all round!

Active Camps Parent 6/9/16

We have worked with Aspire Sports for over five years. The quality of delivery has always been excellent. The coaches are well qualified, knowledgeable and child friendly.

Sue Bailey
The Arthur Terry School

WSAS have had an extremely positive and long standing relationship with Aspire Sports. The feedback from our schools has been outstanding and we always achieve our pass rate targets. We communicate regularly, the support staff are always on hand to help out and are very professional and friendly. Aspire always go beyond our expectations.

Faye Haworth
Wilson Stuart Active Society

My child loves the range of activities on offer. I am always impressed by the positive, professional and friendly team both at the camp and the office.

Active Camp Parent 31/10/16