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This is a specialist Modern Apprenticeship for individuals whose goal is to become a professional football or rugby player. It complements sports training, covering related aspects like attitude, mental skills and lifestyle issues, as well as helping them plan for a future career.
Your employee will study for an Modern Apprenticeship in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance, at SCQF level 8.
Candidates should have a talent for football or rugby and a reasonable level of skill to build a career in either sport.
After completing this level, candidates can pursue a career as a player at team or international level. The apprenticeship also allows them to consider careers such as: sports coach, personal trainer, sports official or leisure manager.
They will also develop core skills to allow them to pursue careers outwith sports.
We contribute towards training costs
We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.
Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.
An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.
Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.
Who pays the apprentice?
Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.
It will take between 12-24 months to complete.
The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.
Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.0800 783 6000