• Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Supply Support Teacher
  • Temporary
  • Thetford
  • £110- £130 GBP / Day

Website 4myschools

Secondary School Supply Sports Coach Thetford Norfolk

Vacancy: Secondary School Supply Sports Coach Thetford
Full – or part-time (term time only)
Daily Rate: £110 – £130 per day

The Role

Understanding the Role of a Supply Sports Coach 

Supply sports coaching in Norfolk schools involves stepping into a variety of educational institutions on a temporary basis to deliver sports coaching sessions. As a 4myschools supply sports coach, you get the opportunity to work with diverse students, varying age groups, and multiple sports disciplines. Your role entails instilling sportsmanship, teamwork, and a passion for physical activity among students while ensuring a safe and engaging learning environment.

How to become a Supply Sports Coach ⚽

Step 1: Grasp the Educational System in Norfolk
Before embarking on your journey, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the educational system in Norfolk. Understanding the curriculum, the educational policies, and the specific sports programs offered in schools will better prepare you for your role as a supply sports coach.

Don’t worry our consultants understand the local educational landscape and can help you with this.

Step 2: Obtain the Required Qualifications
To be eligible for a supply sports coaching position in Norfolk schools, you need to equip yourself with the appropriate experience, qualifications and certifications:

a university course
a college course
an apprenticeship
working towards this role

You can take a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in:

sports coaching and development
sports and exercise science
sports studies
physical education
Entry requirements
You’ll usually need:

1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree


You can do a general sports or coaching qualification like a:

Level 2 Diploma in Sport
Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sports Coaching
You may be able to do a Level 3 Diploma in Coaching qualification for your particular chosen sport.

Colchester Institute

Offers BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development level 3

First Aid and CPR Certification: Obtain valid certifications in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to handle any emergencies that may occur during coaching sessions.

Entry requirements
You’ll usually need:

2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course


The following intermediate, advanced and higher apprenticeships are relevant to this role:

Level 2 Community activator coach
Level 3 Personal trainer
Level 3 Community sport and health officer
Level 4 Sports coach
Entry requirements
You’ll usually need:

Some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship

Step 3: Gain Practical Experience
Acquiring practical experience is a crucial aspect of becoming a competent sports coach. Here’s how you can gain valuable experience in the field:

a) Volunteer or Internship Opportunities:

Local Schools or Community Centres: Offer your services as a volunteer sports coach or intern at local schools or community centres. This will allow you to work directly with students and understand the dynamics of coaching in a school environment.

Youth Sports Programs: Participate in youth sports programs, summer camps, or sports clubs to gain hands-on experience coaching young athletes and improving your coaching techniques.

b) Assistant Coaching Positions:

Apply for Assistant Coaching Roles: Seek assistant coaching positions at schools or sports clubs to work alongside experienced coaches and learn from their expertise.

c) Register with 4myschools and we can help you gain experience in Norfolk schools

Who are 4myschools?

We are a forward thinking, supportive team of industry experts

We believe in working with our candidates. You have complete autonomy of when and where you want to work and how you wish to be paid with PAYE as an option

We also use a fantastic app called ‘Updatedge’ which allows you to update your own availability; receive and apply to job offers instantly; and connect direct to hiring managers – all from your smart phone or desktop

We give back! Every time a school uses 4myschools we give charitable donations for access to education. You can find out more about our giving back on our website: https://www.4myschools.org/about-us/giving-back/

4myschools have been awarded with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Audited in Education Gold Recruitment Standard.

We received a compliance score of 100%, for the 12th consecutive year.

The REC Gold Education Recruitment Standard certifies that 4myschools policies and procedures fully comply with all legal requirements ????

We have robust background screening and safeguarding to DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education standards

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