Hartreemill, Biggar, ML12 6JJ

Modern Apprentice

Modern Apprentice Community Coach Programme Opportunity at Biggar Rugby Football Club


We offer a vocational qualification pathway, linked to BRFC & schools which involves working to Modern Apprenticeship L3 in Leisure Management

The MA Community Coach programme is a partnership of Scottish Rugby & Biggar RFC (BRFC) & Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Modern Apprentices gain experience & professional qualifications in coaching, child protection, refereeing ,first aid. & are available nationwide




During the Modern Apprentice Community Coach programme your duties will be to:

Be employed full time with Scottish Rugby •Deliver a programme for primary or secondary school aged children during curriculum and after school

Create and manage school-to-club links •Deliver high quality rugby coaching sessions to schools and clubs •Organise club youth programmes

Organise rugby festivals and events •Assist and manage the administration of local rugby development •Assist with and manage the monitoring of rugby activity in the local area •Meet the deadlines set for portfolio completion to achieve the MA Award •Be an ambassador for Scottish Rugby

Achieve a variety of coaching and associated qualifications •Comply with all health and safety and child protection procedures •Attend all Scottish Rugby in-service training and local council development training as required


Career Opportunities


The skills you learn throughout your programme will equip you towards careers in rugby and sport development

Many previous graduates of this programme have become Development Officers and work in administrative roles within Scottish Rugby. Others have gone on to do Sport Development courses at College and University and even Physical Education at University.


What you will study


Modern Apprentice Community Coach Level 3 Role Profile (pdf)

Modern Apprentice Community Coach Programme Information (pdf)



Entry Requirements


Interested candidates should be 16-19 years old &not in full-time education /employment. You will also need to have a sponsor.◦

You should be able to demonstrate an interest in rugby with experience of coaching rugby and/or working with children/young being advantageous

Computer literacy with working knowledge of MS Office packages (Word and Outlook) is essential.

Candidates should also be able to demonstrate good written and oral communication skills and demonstrate good organisational and time keeping skills .Programme Session MA Community Coach Level 3 2016/17 National Minimum Wage- MA Coaches will be provided with a small travel allowance.


(5) The overall aim for Scottish Rugby and Biggar RFC :


Scottish Rugby Key aims

Winning teams

A thriving club game

Increasing match attendance

Increasing commercial revenue

Improving the customer experience


Biggar RFC Key aims & approaches to those aims and the part played by the Modern Apprentice within their delivery :

Is to re-position itself at the forefront of Rugby in Scotland, attained by becoming a leading Rugby Development Club focused on consistent sustained improvement & growth as well as player improvement &retention.The Club works with up to 30 primaries in six clusters.The Club seeks to increase the no of primary children at the Club to sustain two squads at each age & separate female squads whenever possible commencing with U10 & U12


•(5a) This primary- age growth is envisaged as being achieved by the Rugby Apprentice through delivering scheduled Rugby sessions in primaries allied to successful Club recruitment activities & communications links to children & their parents bolted on to school activities (Priority Weight 50 %) •(5b) The Rugby Apprentice will be asked to pioneer a new Pre-School Programme aiming to Recruit Nursery age children (Priority Weight 15%) •(5c) The Rugby apprentice will additionally be expected & required to support Mini-Age Train/Game slots on Sundays with alternating squads so as to enhance and improve the various age-squad coaching activities. (Priority Weight 20%)

(5d) The Rugby apprentice will further be expected to successfully promote & stage a number of Commercial Rugby Camps (Priority Weight 15%)


How to Apply


Scottish Rugby applications process for 2016/17 entry will open on Friday 18th March 2017and close on Monday 16th May at 10am. In advance of this Biggar Rugby Football Club will be keen to receive applications for the Club to sponsor an applicant on the programme by Monday 7th April . The Club will then hold an interview process of interested applicants within April following which the Club will along with the successful applicant make both a candidate application to Scottish Rugby accompanied by a Sponsorship agreement from the Club related to the successful candidate at interview


To apply for the Modern Apprentice Community Coach Programme you should


In the first instance you should apply to BRFC for sponsorship of your application to Scottish Rugby for inclusion in the programme . This sponsorship application will fall into two parts as follows :

(6.1a) Applicants to submit a 500 word submission on why they are the right candidate via pmcginn2126@hotmail.co.uk by April 7th

(6.1b) Following this if further selected attend a BRFC sponsorship interview during April : where you will be required to do a presentation on how if appointed you would in 20117/2018 address requirements (5a) – (5d ) and what you would hope to achieve through these addresses in the year


Following an offer of sponsorship from the Club the successful candidate will be required to submit both the application form on the Scottish Rugby careers website & the Club sponsorship commitment form as well as the 500 word submission covering why you're interested in applying and how you meet the requirements for the post by no later than the Mid May 2017 with shortlisted candidates being interviewed in June for an early August start

Further details available or for an informal discussion please contact Patrick McGinn on 07526 187648 pmcginn2126@hotmail.co.uk or Paul Kesterton Scottish Rugby Education Manager on (paul.kesterton@sru.org.uk - Tel: 07817 970508) should you have any questions

National selection honours

Congratulations to Fraser Brown who was selected to start on Saturday for Scotland against Ireland. Sadly his involvement lasted but 25 minutes after he clashed heads and although he was able to return after treatment he was replaced. Early indications are that the injury will not rule him out of selection for this weekend’s match against France.

At National U18 level Guy Kelly and Andrew Nimmo both took part in a training match on Sunday between the members of the Scotland U18 squad. Both props acquitted themselves well and will now continue to train prior to the 6Nations Championship in March. Meanwhile Andrew Jardine who has had a frustrating season due to injury will continue his latest return to action after rib injury. He will keep his fingers crossed that he will be considered for the March event.


Biggar RFC operates and Open to All policy and welcomes new members from all sectors of the community


We accept members from 5 years upwards who can join our Mini section to those that have retired and want to assist and retain their links with our active club.


Our membership year runs from May to April and if you would like to find out more about the playing arrangements at the club or become a member please contact either Gordon Young on 07774678617  or via email at gy1680@aol.com or Nigel Pacey on 07714 713504.


If you would like to know a little more about our rugby programmes for Primary or Secondary school children please refer to our Mini and Midi pages under the "Teams" section or contact either Laura Watson for information about Primary School age children and Paula Yardley on 07830022447 for Secondary School aged children

Membership rates and packages are as follows:

Download the form by clicking here (docx format)

The Standing Order form can be downloaded here (doc format)

The BRFC membership form can be downloaded here (doc format)





Membership Rates


Modern Apprentice

Biggar RFC Modern apprentice search now on. Now that Rhiannon's time as our MA is almost complete we are on the lookout for someone to take up the baton. Could it be you?


National selection honours

National reps to the fore again.



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