Lifetime works with Team Nottingham to provide innovative apprenticeship scheme

Team Nottingham is a joint initiative between The City of Football, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Nottingham Rugby, the National Ice Centre, Notts County in the Community, Nottingham Forest in the Community and sports charity Epic Partners.

The unique partnership will offer apprenticeship scheme for young people aged between 16 and 24 to work within a professional sporting environment and gain an NVQ 2 qualification in sports coaching. Lifetime Training will provide the training.

Jointly funded by the Royal Foundation, the charity of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, the scheme is accepting applications until November 13 and the first apprentices are due to start with the respective partners in January 2016.

National apprenticeship provider Lifetime Training is working in partnership with the Royal Foundation to provide the training for the new recruits. CEO Alex Khan says his company is delighted to be part of such a worthwhile project. “Supporting the development and careers of young people in such a positive way very much lies at the heart of what we do. This is a fantastic opportunity for the young learners who are chosen for this programme and we look forward to assisting the Royal Foundation with the great work they do.”

The Apprenticeship will incorporate 10hrs of training per week through an NVQ II in Activity Leadership, Create Development Modules, and a number of Governing Body sports qualifications, with a minimum of 20 hours per week provided in the workplace gaining much needed practical experience of working within a professional sports development environment.

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