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Tennis Coach Apprenticeship

12 – 15 months
Tennis Coach Apprenticeship
12 – 15 months


If you have a passion for tennis, this apprenticeship will get you started in coaching. Subjects covered on the apprenticeship include preparing, coaching and evaluating tennis coaching sessions, working in a team and customer care.


There are no requirements for a Tennis Coach Apprenticeship although an interest in sport/tennis and some knowledge of coaching, teaching or leading sessions would be beneficial.


The apprenticeship is made up of the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership
  • Level 2 Diploma in Active Leisure for Exercise Professional
  • Tennis Coaching Level 1 and Tennis Coaching Level 2 Certificate
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure & Learning
  • Functional Skills in English & Maths Level 1/2*

*Subject to individuals’ prior qualifications in English and Maths

Some key subject units covered are:

  • How to support the work of the team in the organisation
  • Preparing for/lead/conclude and review activity sessions
  • Tennis coaching
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • How to give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation


You will be allocated a GLL College Skills Developer who will meet with you every four to six weeks at your place of work to assist you in completing your assessments and tasks to achieve your qualifications. Between meetings they will be available to contact via email, call or text with any questions or help needed.

There may also be a need to attend some aspects of training away from your place of work dependant on circumstance and all information will be provided in advance.

Further support is also available via an e-Portfolio and online learning portal which all apprentices will be introduced to and shown how to use.


This apprenticeship offers individuals the opportunity to become a fully-qualified Tennis Coach and to gain permanent employment in this role. Opportunities are available to progress within the GLL Tennis Department or into service manager roles.


It usually takes 12 – 15 months to complete your apprenticeship, but timescales can be adapted to meet individual needs.


The majority of the apprenticeship training will take place at your place of work during your working hours, with a Skills Developer coming to meet you.

Some aspects will be delivered outside of your place of work/off the job, which will be planned and agreed in advance with all details being provided to you.