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 LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP IN SUPPORTING LEARNING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SCHOOL SPORT (L2 PESS)  

 PATHWAY 

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) 
 

 FRAMEWORK  

Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership 
Level 2 PESS 
Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning 
Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in English and / or Maths 
 

 COURSE SUMMARY 

 
The Intermediate Apprenticeship in PESS is designed for those individuals who wish to gain a broad, but solid foundation to allow them to follow a career in the vibrant, exciting and expanding PE sector. It is particularly suited to those with a passion and enthusiasm for working as Physical Education and School Sport professionals e.g. Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Teaching Assistant (TA), Coach, Sports Development Officer, Volunteer or Sports Leader. 
 
The course consists of the following mandatory units
Understanding Key Legislation related to Physical Education and School Sport 
Principles of teaching Physical Education and coaching School Sport 
Principles of safe practice in Physical Education and School Sport 
Principles of Child Development through movement 
Promoting Lifelong Health and Well-being 
Principles of inclusion in Physical Education and School Sport 
Preparing for Physical Education and School Sport activity 
Leading Physical Education and School Sport activity 
Concluding and reviewing Physical Education and School Sport activity 
 

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS  

Level 2 Apprenticeships do not have any entry requirements, however if you already hold English and Maths GCSE’s at grade A* - G (9 - 1) or Functional Skills level 1 / Level 2 , you will be exempt from these. 
 

 COURSE PROGRESSION 

 
Level 3 certificate/Diploma Supporting Delivery in Physical Education and School sport 
 
(It could also be used as a progression to a sports specific coaching qualification) 
 

 CAREERS 

 
PE teaching assistant in a primary school  
Activity leader  
Sports coach 
 

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? 

 
CONTACT: 
 
Onside Education Team  
 
T: 01257 278 131 
E: info@onsideedu.co.uk 
 

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