The apprenticeship programme, run in partnership with Richmond upon Thames College, offers young people who want to work in sports the opportunity to gain experience, qualifications and be paid at the same time!
The Harlequins Foundation apprentices will leave their training with a recognised sporting qualification, as well as the experience and confidence needed to be a great coach. Like all their successful apprentices, they’ll be trained in Teamwork and Leadership, Speaking and Listening, Problem Solving and Creativity, and Staying Positive and Aiming High – essential transferrable skills which can be applied to almost any part of our lives.
Over the course of the programme, apprentices complete a Level 2 Community Activator Apprenticeship Standard and gain a Level 2 Multi-Skills Through Sport.
Furthermore, they all take part in the Essential Skills Academy, a series of workshops that support them to make measurable progress in employability skills, as they take part in the course alongside there 'on-the-job' training. Progress is recorded through Skills Builder Benchmark.