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 LEVEL 3 ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP IN SUPPORTING THE DELIVERY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SCHOOL SPORT (L3 PESS) 

 
 
 
The 1st4Sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF) has been developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (AfPE). It is a competence-based qualification that confirms occupational competency for those operating in a school sport setting and provides an introduction to further opportunities for them to work within Physical Education and School Sport in the following roles: 
• higher level teaching assistant (HLTA) 
• teaching assistant (TA) 
• sports development officer 
• sports coach, volunteer or leader 
 
For new Apprenticeship Levy rules please see below* 
 
 
 
 

COURSE SUMMARY: 

This qualification is perfect for those who already work in a Physical Education and School Sport setting, as it is specifically designed to provide them with a greater understanding of programmes of study for Physical Education, the National Curriculum and the educational environment in which they will be operating. 
This qualification provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for those working directly with children or young people in schools. 
 
Course Structure: 
The qualification comprises 12 mandatory units: 
• Understanding key legislation related to Physical Education and School Sport 
• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults 
• School as an organisation 
• Understanding child and young person development 
• Understanding how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people 
• Supporting assessment for learning 
• Planning a Physical Education and School Sport programme 
• Reviewing the Delivery of a Physical Education and School Sport programme 
• Organising and leading a sports event or competition 
• Preparing for the mentoring role 
• Supporting gifted and talented learners 
• Facilitating community-based sport and physical activity 
 
 
 
 

COURSE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT: 

The course will require regular contact with your tutor (phone, email, Skype, one to one) and workshop sessions, plus a range of work-based observations, projects, case studies and assessments. 
 
Course Start and Duration: 
The course will take a minimum of 18 months to complete. You can start whenever you have secured a work placement. 
 
What you will receive: 
• Bespoke one to one tutorials 
• Unique reading aids and learning material 
 
Upon completing the apprenticeship, you will receive the following qualifications: 
Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport 
Level 3 Award in ERR (Employee Rights and Responsibilities) 
 
 
 
 

APPRENTICESHIP FEES AND STIPULATIONS: 

• FREE for anyone aged 16 years and above who doesn’t hold a Degree who is works in a paid environment within an activity leadership related industry for a minimum of 16 hours per week throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. 
• If you do not fall into the above categories, the course fee is £350 for the standalone qualification. 
 
 
 
 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

• You must have successfully completed a full Level 2 in a sports related discipline, eg: GCSE PE (A*-C), BTEC Level 2 Sport, NGB Level 2 Coaching Certificate, Level 2 Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership or Level 2 Certificate in PESS. 
• You must hold GCSE Grades A* – C in English and Maths, dated within the last five years 
• If you cannot demonstrate the above, we will support you through the Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications during your apprenticeship as a mandatory element 
• You will need regular and reliable access to a computer and the internet. 
 
 

  APPRENTICESHIP LEVY 

 
*If you pay the Apprenticeship Levy: 
 
If your an employer with a wage bill over £3 million each year, you will be paying into the apprenticeship levy from April 6th 2017. Any apprentices that started their programme before 1st may 2017 will continue to be funded under the terms and conditions that were in place at the time their apprenticeship started. 
 
You can only use funds in your account to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment for apprentices that work at least 50% of the time in England, and only up to the funding band maximum for that apprenticeship. If the costs of training and assessment go over the funding band maximum, you will need to pay the difference with other funds from your own budget. You can’t use funds in your account to pay for other costs associated with your apprentices (such as wages, statutory licences to practise, travel and subsidiary costs, work placement programmes or the setting up of an apprenticeship programme). Read the apprenticeship funding rules for full details of what you can and can’t pay for with funds from your apprenticeship service account. 
 
 
*If you DO NOT pay the Apprenticeship Levy: 
 
Non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government - this is called ‘co-investment’.From May 2017, you will pay 10% towards to the cost of apprenticeship training and government will pay the rest (90%), up to the funding band maximum 
 
If you do not pay the levy, you won’t be able to use the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment until at least 2018. Instead, you’ll need to agree a payment schedule with the provider and pay them directly for the training. The provider must prove that you have paid your contributions as a condition of government paying its contribution. 
 
If you employ an apprentice aged 16-18 years of age you will receive an incentive payment of £1000 in 2 instalments during their time on programme. Also there is no requirement to pay the 10% payment, this also applies for 19-24 year olds who were formerly in care or who have an Education and Health Care plan. 
 
 
Further information: 
 
Gov.uk has many links that can give the relevant advice, guidance and support for employers. 
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work 
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/562401/Apprenticeship_funding_from_May_2017.pdf 
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-funding-bands 
 
 
 
 
 

HOW DO I ENROL? 

Our course application form is attached below. Please complete it as fully as you can (to speed up your application) and email it to info@onsideedu.co.uk
 
Please also use this form if you have any questions, or pick up the phone and call our team on 01257 278 131