Leisure Duty Manager Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

The course is for individuals who are looking for an apprenticeship in sport or leisure related sectors and to combine work with study. There are no pre-defined entry routes, but learners must be employed in an environment where they are managing both wet and dry sports facilities. The programme places great emphasis on practical ability backed up with an understanding of how to manage facilities. The apprenticeship offers high quality training and is a new standard developed by employers to ensure that candidates are equipped with the skills needed for the industry.

This apprenticeship will enable the learner to develop the knowledge and skills to manage a wide range of sport facilities to include swimming pools, sports halls, pitches, gyms and exercise studios.

The Apprenticeship will cover:

  • Open, prepare and close a multi-functional facility
  • Delivery and effective management of a programme of activities
  • Manage the performance of a range of sport and support staff
  • Recognise and use customer segmentation
  • Communication and customer services
  • Health and safety and quality assurance
  • Markeing/use of social media
  • Finance

Assessment Methods

The apprenticeship will be assessed through the completion of 3 mandatory qualifications in:

  • First Aid at Work
  • Pool Plant Operator
  • Level 3 Diploma in Operational Management and leadership

And an End Point Assessment, which will include:

  • Research Project
  • Presentation
  • Panel Interview

Progression Options

After completing this apprenticeship, learners may progress to a foundation degree in sport or a relevant degree/higher qualification.

Course Summary

Course Title Leisure Duty Manager Apprenticeship Level 3
Attendance Requirements There is no requirement to attend College on a regular basis, but learners will need to come to college to complete first aid and work and pool plant operator.
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This course has taught me a lot of useful skills like being organised to help prioritise my workload and meet deadlines and communicating effectively which is essential when coaching sports.

Alicia Dias

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