Sport and Leisure Apprenticeship
Starting Salary: £13,500 (once qualified)
Qualification: NVQ
Length: Approx 1 Year
Type: Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Overview

It takes more than just coaches and trainers to run a leisure centre!

This Apprenticeship is all about the operational roles that are vital to maintain facilities for leisure and sport. From a groundsperson caring for turf to a park receptionist greeting visitors, these roles may be at leisure centres, sports clubs, caravan sites and holiday parks, and they are crucial to maintaining a high standard of service for users of facilities.

This Apprenticeship provides individuals with the skills, knowledge and competencies required to deliver high level customer care, coupled with the technical ability to manage and maintain the facilities their customers visit.

Entry Requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship – 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (one in English or Maths) or equivalent.

Advanced Apprenticeship – 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (one in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent. These requirements are subject to change and may also differ to meet the needs of the employer.

As well as a College interview, progression onto an Apprenticeship is subject to an employer interview.

Don’t worry if you didn’t get the required grades, we can work with you to find a suitable route on to your Apprenticeship.

Job Roles

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:

  • Leisure Operative
  • Maintenance Operative
  • Leisure Receptionist
  • Recreation/ Leisure Assistant
  • Recreation/ Leisure Attendant
  • NVQ
  • Functional Skills
  • Technical Certificate

Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

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