The Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership (Level 2) is designed for people who wish to gain a broad yet solid foundation in activity leadership, allowing them to follow a career in the outdoor sector or in the active leisure sector as fitness leaders, activity leaders or coaches.
Candidates will need to secure an employer partner with whom the vocational training will take place.
Your apprenticeship framework will be designed around your prior achievements and working requirements. Your standards of English and maths should be suitable for study at this level. Good communication skills are essential.
Your apprenticeship framework will be focussed around activity leadership and activity within a sport and active leisure setting or an educational setting.
Assessments will take place through vocational competence, the development of a portfolio of evidence and assessment for the technical qualifications associated with the pathway. English and maths will be assessed through controlled assessment or exam.
You will need to provide the PPE required to legally and safely undertake your role.
You can advance your career within the active leisure industry in roles such as sports coach, sports leader, kids club instructor, multi-sports coach or school sport assistant.
Derby College offer sport, health and leisure facilities for public use. This includes fitness centre, sports hall and outdoor pitch hire plus lots more. Located at Broomfield Hall, Johnson Building and Mackworth.
Ever since school, Katy Morten had set her heart on becoming a personal trainer.
By the age of just 21, she had already achieved her career goal – thanks to a sport apprenticeship programme run by Derbyshire Dales District Council in partnership with Derby College.
Having secured a full-time job as an instructor at Bakewell Swimming Pool, Katy particularly enjoys helping people to reach their goals – whether it be weight loss or training for a particular sporting event.
I knew I could get nationally recognised qualifications more quickly on an apprenticeship – and having lots of work experience in the industry under my belt would stand me in good stead when looking for employment. Plus, who could argue with being paid to learn?
There’s a real feel-good factor to my job – just knowing you have helped someone improve their lifestyle and become happier with themselves.