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Community Activator Coach Level 2 Apprenticeship - 18 Month Programme

British Cycling

British Cycling is the main national governing body for cycle sport in Great Britain. It administers most competitive cycling in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

14 Jul 2022
Closing date
31 Aug 2022

Why British Cycling?

Whether it’s winning gold medals at Olympic and Paralympic Games, inspiring millions to get on their bikes or campaigning on behalf of our 150,000 members, at British Cycling we are leading our sport and inspiring our communities – with bold ambitions to further grow and diversify in the years ahead.

Set within modern offices at Manchester’s National Cycling Centre, the unique benefits of working for British Cycling include a flexible working environment, home based contract, 33 days of annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays), Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Group Pension Plan, free parking, access to world-class facilities and much more.

The apprenticeship

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Community Coach, with a passion for physical activity and healthy lifestyles, to gain their Level 2 Community Activator Coach qualification, whilst employed within the Participation Team at British Cycling working on the Commonwealth Games Legacy Plan in the West Midlands.

This apprenticeship is an 18-month programme of learning, gaining meaningful qualifications, whilst having full support and mentoring based on your individual needs.

Coaches who finish this programme go on to do full and part time coaching roles, further qualifications, Level 3 apprenticeships and employment in other sectors.

What you’ll be doing

You will focus your energy on the British Cycling’s West Midlands Commonwealth Games Legacy Plan, providing:

  • Coaching support to British Cycling’s City Academy Programme.
  • Supporting the Commonwealth Games Activation Plan.
  • Leading and supporting the development, design and implementation of the ‘DNA of Cycling Skills’ award for young people.

You will do c. 28 hours of planning and delivery each week, likely shadowing or holding an assistant role initially, and will also be involved in administration, monitoring and evaluation. You will attend c. 7 hours (1 day) of education each week.

What you’ll need (Essential):

  • Skills and experience in sports coaching, and the ability to make learning fun.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills, and the ability to work in a team or on your own.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire, relating well to others and being a positive role model.
  • ICT literacy.
  • An aptitude, interest and some competency in digital, including social media.
  • A positive, enthusiastic attitude.

Training delivered (1 day a week):

  • Level 2 Community Activator Coach qualification.
  • Coach Core specific modules and workshops.
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required).

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Next steps

Applications close for this role on Wednesday 31st August 2022.

To apply for this role please submit your CV, a brief covering letter (max 250 words) and a 1 minute video via 'Apply Now' highlighting who you are, your role suitability and enthusiasm for cycling, along with why you’d make a great addition to our team.

Successful applicants will be invited for a 60-minute interview, including a practical coaching activity (pre-advised) and evidence-based questions.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation. Any appointment will be made on merit alone. For more information on British Cycling please visit the following page

We look forward to receiving your application for this exciting new role – good luck!

Include in Your CV / Covering Letter

  • Details about your education – include any GCSE (or equivalent) results in Maths and English, and tell us if you hold a Higher National Diploma, Degree or equivalent Level 4 qualification.
  • Let us know if you have ever started or completed an apprenticeship before.
  • Confirm that you have the right to work in the UK, telling us if you have been resident in the UK/EEA for the previous 3 years, whether you are a UK national/have a British passport and whether you have an in-date form of ID, such as a passport, driving licence or birth certificate.

Pointers for Filming:


  • Plan what you are going to say.
  • Check your phone camera is set to a high resolution – ideally 1920p x 1080p.
  • Aim to be in a quiet environment with somewhere to prop your phone securely in landscape position.
  • Aim to be close to the camera.

When Recording

Do a quick test to check:

  • The microphone is picking you up.
  • Light is shining on your face and isn’t coming from behind.
  • Your background is uncluttered.
  • Try to feel comfortable and confident and look directly into the lens of the camera and speak clearly.
  • Do a few takes to get it right.


  • Rewatch the whole video to check for any problems.
  • Use free editing software on your phone to trim the beginning and end of the clip.

Additional Information

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up to £16,000

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