Apprenticeship opportunities available with Devon FA

Fantastic opportunity for young apprentices to start their career in sport at County FA.

The Royal Foundation have launched Coach Core, an innovative and exciting sports coaching apprenticeship targeting young people who wish to gain further education and employment in sport.

This apprenticeship programme will be part of Team Devon, on their Coach Core programme. You will work towards attaining your Activity Leadership Level 2 incorporating Active Leisure for Exercise Professionals during the apprenticeship term.

This year ‘Team Devon’ will employ young people aged 16-24 who have the potential of becoming the future sports coach. We will be inviting applications for 40 places at our 2-day recruitment event on the 11th & 12th October 2017 in Exeter.

The 20 successful candidates who demonstrate commitment and a will to want to better themselves in this sports coaching programme will then be offered year-long employment working and training for 30 hours a week on Coach Core beginning November 2017. Team Devon is made up of Exeter City Football Club, Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Devon FA and Torquay United Football Club, amongst other sports organisations.

The apprenticeship programme for 2 young people, specifically with Devon FA & Torquay United, is broad and has opportunities to work in a range of football development, coaching & business areas across the County FA’s base at Coach Road, Newton Abbot and with Torquay United Community Sports Trust at Plainmoor & the Torbay area.

This apprenticeship programme will provide a gateway into a career with The FA & with a professional football club, and moreover, an opportunity to gain experience in a real job within multifaceted organisations.

The roles will see the chosen candidates involved in a range of projects which are vital to the development and success of football in the county. There is the opportunity to learn how the organisations work and gain skills that will kick start a career and help you to achieve your ambitions in years to come.

Professional and personal development is important to Devon FA, and we are committed to supporting on-the-job training alongside any formal qualifications. If you are looking for a challenging apprenticeship within a progressive, motivating and supportive environment, then this is the opportunity for you.


Watch this brilliant short video, showcasing everything about Coach Core

For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Howard Shaddick – 01626 325913 –

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 10th October 2017. To find out more about the programme & apply, please visit -


To download the application form please click the link below

 Coach Core Devon 2017 Application Form

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