Arsenal in the Community

How it works

How it works

There are two Arsenal Gap Programme cohorts each year, with applicants having the option to start in August or November. The programme for each cohort is split into stages: 

Stage 1 is based in London, at the Arsenal Hub, and lasts 5 months. This stage provides training and development opportunities for our ‘Gappers’ including coaching qualifications, First Aid, Safeguarding and TEFL courses. ‘Gappers’ undertake a comprehensive programme of Coach Education and gain coaching experience by leading and supporting sessions across our range of Arsenal in the Community projects. 

Stage 2 offers our ‘Gappers' the opportunity to travel abroad to coach at one of our community programmes around the world for a period of up to 3 months. ‘Gappers’ also have the choice to remain in London if they do not wish to travel abroad. 

Stage 3 (August Only) gives ‘Gappers’ the chance to undertake a bespoke work programme back in London that allows them to continue their development and supports them towards achieving their next step beyond the programme. 

Successful applicants onto the programme would need to be aged 18+ at the start of the programme.  

This is a development programme - a successful applicant will have a willingness to learn and a desire to improve leadership skills in order to gain most from the experience. 

For more detailed information on the programme, costs involved and FAQs, please download the Arsenal Gap Year information pack below 

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