What career opportunities can this lead to?
Year on year, the sport and active leisure sector outperforms 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, with most of them involved in sports or activity leadership. Within sport and active leisure, a third of the workforce is only qualified to Level 1. Feedback from employers suggests that skill shortages are responsible for the large proportion of the vacancies in this sector, hence the importance of formally recognised Level 2 qualifications.
On successful completion of this programme, you will have the opportunity to progress to Level 3 or seek advice of other programme options and employment.
Students from this programme have progressed directly into the industry and are now to be found employed in related health and fitness roles, including sports coaching, sport and leisure assistants and sports development.
Salary earnings can range from 12,000 per year working in a Leisure Centre to in the excess of 20,000 per year working in a coaching role.