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Leisure and Sport Apprenticeship at Nelson and Colne College

Course description

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 You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D or above in a minimum of 3 subject areas (one of these must be in English or Maths) or a relevant Level 1 qualification and Level 1 Maths and English.

Advanced Apprenticeship You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above in a minimum of 3 subject areas (one of these must be in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent.


Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

Future opportunities

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:

  • Leisure Operative
  • Maintenance Operative
  • Leisure Receptionist
  • Recreation/ Leisure Assistant
  • Recreation/ Leisure Attendant

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nelson and Colne College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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