Find a Player
LTA Mini Tennis
Already a coach? Login Here
Find a coach
Find a course
Pupils taking the Coaching Apprenticeship course by Getty Images
This is an innovative programme which will help the workforce development requirements of employers. It is part of the government apprenticeship scheme. Find out more information about the government apprenticeship scheme.
A Coaching Apprentice is employed for 30 hours a week which includes the equivalent of 25 hours ‘on the job’ work in the coaching environment. This will include coaching, assisting, organising competitions, organising social events, updating notice boards, producing marketing material, attending committee meetings and all other areas of coaching and developing a coaching programme. The apprentice will also complete the equivalent of 5 hours a week ‘off the job’ training were they will complete the qualifications required for the apprenticeship.
The apprenticeships available with the LTA are for learners aged 16-18 and 19-24. Learners aged 16-18 will receive full funding for their qualifications and those aged 19-24 will receive 50% funding.
Coaching Apprenticeships are available at Level 2 and Level 3 and include the following qualifications which are delivered while the apprentice is working in the tennis environment.
Level 2 Apprenticeship
Level 3 Apprenticeship
1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Tennis (Level 2 Coaching Assistant) UKCC
1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Tennis (Level 3 Coach) UKCC
1st4sport Level 2 Diploma in Coaching Tennis
1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Coaching Tennis
1st4sport Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness
1st4sport Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness
Level 1 Functional Skills in communication and maths*
Level 2 Functional Skills in communication and maths*
(*functional skills not required if the apprentice holds A-C in maths and English in the last 5 years).
An apprenticeship is a minimum of 12 months.
The LTA is the training provider for the qualifications of the apprenticeship and as such will provide training opportunities and assessment for the qualifications within the apprenticeship framework.
The LTA will also offer extra opportunities to apprentices outside their usual working environment.
For those employers who are taking on an apprentice - find another alternative employment option you may also wish to consider.
To be eligible to do this apprenticeship you must meet the following criteria:
Further updates will be posted on this webpage. In the meantime you are welcome to book onto all other LTA courses as per normal.
Clubs can also apply for a Small to Medium size Enterprise (SME) grant to help employ the apprentice. Here you can find further eligibility information.