Overview

The key role of a Community Sport and Health Officer (CSHO) is to initiate behaviour change in local residents with regards to engagement in sport and physical activity across local communities. By working within and across local organisations individuals will scope, organise and coordinate the delivery of opportunities for local communities to get more physically active. 

A CSHO requires a comprehensive understanding of the principles of behaviour change; an ability to adapt delivery to suit different groups in society; knowledge of how to manage and lead colleagues or volunteers; practical experience of how to develop and devise appropriate sports or physical activity programmes; and the expectations of collaborative work with a network of partners/stakeholders. 

Tasks might include attendance at meetings, supervising sessions, liaising with partner organisations, designing marketing collateral, updating social media or reporting against project criteria. It is also important for the CSHO to understand their limitations and boundaries, working with specialists from other professions where appropriate – this may include the police and uniformed services, Allied Health Professionals, counsellors, personal trainers, sports coaches or youth workers. The occupation exists within the sport for development sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the nation 

Details of program

During your apprenticeship you will develop the following professional behaviours, knowledge and skills:

  • How to initiate meaningful behaviour change based on utilising a strength and asset-based approach
  • How to work with national governing bodies of sport, county sports partnerships, community organisations, the voluntary sector and sport for development agencies
  • How to plan programmes of engaging and innovative activities using sport and physical activity
  • Successful application of tactics and strategies to empower people from inactive and hard to reach populations to take up an active lifestyle
  • Successful application of a range of approaches that bring about changes in attitudes and behaviours within target communities
  • Supporting people within target communities to become involved in the preparation, planning and delivery of sport and active lifestyles
  • And more …

Duration: 15 months

Delivery Options:

Online ☑️

Face to face ☑️

Combination of both☑️

Start dates: Monthly

Assessment Gateway

At the assessment gateway your employer will make the decision that you are ready to undertake the end point assessment.
Before going forward for end point assessment, you must have:

  • Achieved Level 2 English, maths (if not held)
  • Building Reflective Accounts to demonstrate knowledge and understanding
  • Met Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour Statements as outlined in the Standard
  • Achieved 20% off the job training

End Point Assessment

Following successful completion of the Gateway, you will proceed to end point assessment (EPA).
The EPA is undertaken by an independent assessment organisation.
The End Point assessment components are:

  • Work-based Observation
  • Case Study Challenge
  • Presentation and Q&A
  • Panel Interview supported by the reflective accounts

Your overall grade of Fail, Pass or Distinction will be determined by the End Point Assessment organisation.

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