Coach Apprenticeship Programme

For many of the young people we support, KEEN London is such a huge part of their life that they want to continue being a part of it even when feeling like they have outgrown our sessions. And that is where CAP came from, a beneficiary led idea that addresses the need to remove the barriers to accessing employment or long term volunteering as a young person with additional needs.

What do apprentices do?

Our Coach Apprenticeship Programme supports young people with additional needs (16-25 years), to discover and develop new employment, education, training and volunteering skills.

In our programme, each apprentice is assigned a volunteer mentor who will support them to get the most out of sessions, share skills, answer questions and work on any of the relevant weekly curriculum topics. Our programme lasts for one year (three terms).

Our apprentices attend every Keen Club weekend session, followed by a 30-minute training session covering different topics. 

Throughout the programme our apprentices work on skills such as building confidence, teamwork and responsibility. In the second term, we introduce work experience placements and begin to talk about skills for volunteering and working outside of KEEN London. Topics include interview skills, travel training for attending work and dress codes.

Upon graduation, KEEN London will provide a reference for graduates that confirms the skills they have learned and their work experience placements.

Like all of our services CAP is free and if travel cost is a barrier please discuss this with us.

Our CAP in pictures! Check out how our first graduates got on in their first two terms here.

Register interest for our next intake in January 23

Our current apprentices finish their programme in December and we are looking to recruit more apprentices for January please register your interest here.

Coach Apprenticeship Programme
Coach Apprenticeship Programme