What career opportunities can this lead to?
This combined course of sport and public services brings together the two sectors through teamwork and leadership which are important qualities to both sectors.
Year on year, the sport and active leisure sector out performs the rest of the UK economy. The annual contribution of the sport sector to the UK is over 8 billion. The sector has more than 36,000 employers, creating work for more than 600,000 full-time and part-time employees and 5 million plus volunteers. A significant proportion of the total volunteer workforce is volunteering in sport and the public services, with most of them involved in sports or activity leadership. Careers in the public services are very popular and therefore the job market is very competitive. Recent changes have opened up increased opportunities for part-time employment within the armed forces due to the increase of Reservists. Police officer roles are often selected from internal staff and therefore entry requires prior experience such as that of a Special Constable or PCSO. Fire and Rescue Service jobs are more readily available through the part time retained duty system or full time within larger cities. This programme will help you develop the skills needed to work in sport and the uniformed public services.
On successful completion of this programme, you will have the opportunity to progress to Level 3 in Sport or Level 3 in Uniformed Public Services or seek advice of other programme options and employment.
Students from this programme have progressed directly into the sectors and are now to be found employed in related health and fitness roles, including sports coaching, sport and leisure assistants, sports development, the forces and uniformed public services such as fire fighters, emergency first responders and PCSO roles.
Salary earnings can range from 12,000 per year to in the excess of 20,000 per year.