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Sport Leisure Operations - Apprenticeship (Intermediate) - Level 2 at College of West Anglia

Course description

This Intermediate Apprenticeship enables you to work in a leisure centre environment as a leisure or recreation assistant. In this apprenticeship you will learn to work in a team, set-up, take down and maintain equipment, customer service skills and how to deal with different customer situations. The apprenticeship is made up of various components including a portfolio to demonstrate evidence of competence in the role, practical assessments of performance and some exams. For those who do not have GCSE grade E English and Maths you will also get the opportunity to undertake these subjects as a functional skill. At the end of the Apprenticeship you can progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management.

Entry requirements

An interview is required. You will be assessed for your potential to achieve the apprenticeship. The assessment will depend upon the level and range of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace. You may need to undergo an initial assessment of your English and Maths skills in which you are required to be working at/towards, at least, Level 2 in English and Maths. Preferably, applicants will hold GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and Maths. At the start of your apprenticeship you will need to be employed by a suitable and appropriate employer for at least 30 hours a week. You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years, not have a level 4 or higher qualification and not be on any other government funded training programme. Commitment and motivation are also necessary to complete the course.


The competence and knowledge qualifications will be delivered in the workplace, using an electronic portfolio of evidence, observations, statements and question & answer sessions. The knowledge qualification will involve exams. Functional Skills will be delivered in localised training hubs in order to prepare learners for examinations unless they are exempt. Employment Rights and Responsibilities will be assessed by completion of a portfolio qualification in the workplace.. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills will be embedded within the mandatory units of the NVQ.

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 August 2018
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