Tennis Scotland is currently inviting applications from young people who are interested in joining their Apprenticeship programme starting in September 2018.
The 12 month full time programme is designed to give young people under 20 years of age (at the start of their Apprenticeship) experience of organising and delivering Tennis on a National, Regional and Local basis while undertaking development and training activities. The programme aims to prepare the participant for a potential career in sports or Tennis development. In recent years we have seen many of our Apprentices move on to take on Head Coach roles in Scottish Clubs.
We have established a partnership with the Sports Academy of Scotland who has been working with us to deliver the SVQ training programme. As the external Training Provider, they guide the Apprentices through all the work necessary for completion of the SVQ Level 3 in Leisure Management.
The purpose of the programme is to:
1. Provide Scottish Tennis and local clubs with an enthusiastic workforce of quality young coaches who can encourage more young people into tennis.
2. Offer a quality vocational training/education programme to young people in Scotland that can lead to a career in tennis development, helping Tennis Scotland to achieve its aims of increasing participation.
3. Offer a quality vocational training/education programme to young people in Scotland that can lead to a life-long involvement in coaching, or a pathway into further/higher education.
Stephanie Eadon, Workforce Development Manager said, "having experienced the apprenticeship programme to kick start my own coaching career in tennis, I recognise the important impact and development the Apprenticeship programme can have on a young coaches career. The programme will not only give you the qualification and experience but also the 1 on 1 mentoring support and foundations in tennis to progress and succeed in the tennis community."
If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting programme - you can download the 2018/19 Prospectus including application form or call Mat Hulbert on 0131 444 1984.