Should your club be considering employing a member of staff for the forthcoming season, a modern apprentice may be an affordable opportunity whilst a young person’s skills are developed through education and work.

The minimum wage for a modern apprentice is £3.90 per hour for 25 hours a week. This equates to a £5,070 basic salary the club would have to afford.

The candidate would undertake an SCQF level qualification in Leisure Management. The individual on the programme must be under 20 when they start the programme.

Should your club decide that they are interested in this opportunity, or wish to discuss further, please contact Adam directly: adam.szymoszowskyj@basketball-scotland.com

Modern Apprentice Criteria 2019/20

  • Candidates must have finished their secondary education but may be in full time further education at the same time as completing their MA.
  • All candidates have to be U20 on the day they start their MA with the Sports Academy of Scotland.
  • All candidates have to have at least a basic contract of employment.
  • Candidates will complete their MA in 12 months.
  • Candidates must be salaried at least £3.90ph (from 1st April 2019)
  • A working week of at least around 25 hrs of timetabled activity should be developed by the employer.
  • Candidate will work towards the SVQ L3 in Leisure Management with the Sports Academy of Scotland.
  • Must have ability to complete a coaching certificate at L1/L2 from SGB/UKCC which will be financed by the employer.
  • Sports Academy of Scotland will pay all fees associated to Skillsactive, SQA and One File and will deliver and certificate the SVQ on behalf of the employer and candidate.
  • Candidates should be computer literate and have regular access to a computer for on-line portfolio development.
  • Candidates will need to currently hold or have the ability to achieve all 5 SQA Core Skills at (SCQF L5) Intermediate 2 delivered and assessed by the Sports Academy of Scotland.
  • Employer will work with the Sports Academy of Scotland to allow assessment staff the opportunity to meet and observe the MA in the workplace on average of once per month.

Sample of Units of Study to achieve the SVQ L3 in Leisure Management

  1. Manage your own resources and professional development
  2. Support the efficient use of resources
  3. Ensure health, safety, welfare and security of customers and staff
  4. Work with others to improve customer service
  5. Promote equality and diversity in sport and physical activity
  6. Develop productive working relationships with colleagues
  7. Manage information for action
  8. Manage a project
  9. Facilitate community-based sport and physical recreation