Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is offered to individuals already working or wishing to work in the leisure industry, who would like to study through work-based learning.  

There are no pre-defined entry routes, however learners wishing to progress into this apprenticeship programme will require a minimum Level 1 Maths and English. The programme places great emphasis on practical ability backed up with an understanding of the principles involved. The Apprenticeship offers high quality training, to meet the Sports & Leisure industry standards. The qualification was designed for employers and ensures that the training received will equip students with the skills needed by the industry.

What does the course involve?

Students will receive practical training designed to develop knowledge and competence at carrying out relevant real-life tasks that employers value. This practical course covers a wide range of subjects to give a broad basic knowledge.

The course is divided into three sections:

  • Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services
  • Certificate in Leisure Operations

Course content will be tailored to the needs of the individual and will include:

  • Continued Professional Development
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults
  • Resolve customer service problems
  • Provide a facilities reception service

What makes this course special?

  • Students have the opportunity to "earn while you learn"
  • Excellent sports facilities and resources
  • Superb computer facilities
  • Modern learning resources centre
  • Training Officer support and guidance
  • Experience of delivery
AoC Beacon Awards Winner 2015

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs in the A*– E or 9 - 3 range
  • Initial assessment

What are the assessment methods?

  • Practical assessment
  • Workbooklet
  • Observation
  • Portfolio of evidence

Applicants will be visited regularly by a qualified Assessor to check progression and ensure that they are building evidence towards their final qualification.

How long is the course?

Up to 24 months, although students can fast track if they have met the performance criteria earlier.

What are the College attendance requirements?

Applicants could visit the College one day per week to work towards gaining detailed underpinning knowledge of the chosen subject.

What are the progression options?

Successful completion of the course could lead to employment opportunities within the industry or progress to Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship). Students may then progress to study a Foundation Degree at Level 4 and 5 within Sports Coaching, Health, Fitness & Exercise, Sports Development, Sports Science and Leisure Management Level 4 and 5.

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