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Activity Leadership

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The UK outdoors sector is a vibrant, exciting and growing one to work in. It is particularly suited to those with a passion and enthusiasm for working both with people and in the outdoors. Although gusto for adventurous activities is a must, it must be remembered that ‘activity leadership’ is actually about people leadership in activities.

The Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership is designed for those individuals who wish to gain a broad, but solid foundation to allow them to follow a career in the outdoor sector or in the active leisure sector as fitness activity leaders and coaches.

In the outdoors, at Intermediate Level, roles will tend to be working with straight-forward groups in less hazardous activities, often in controlled environments.

In active leisure, roles will tend to be more of a community focus, and apprentices tend to be employed in community settings as activity leaders or sports coaches.


Entry Requirements

Learners should be employed for 30+ hours per week in a fitness environment and should be undertaking work which satisfies that criteria of the qualification.

Maths and English at GCSE A*-C, Level 2 Functional skills or Level 2 Key Skills are not required but if held, will exempt the learner from these elements of the Apprenticeship framework.


Course Structure

The Certificate in Activity Leadership includes:

  • Competency in the vocational area
  • Personal Learning and Thinking skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

The Diploma in Active Leisure includes:

  • Knowledge of the vocational area

If applicable, learners will also work towards:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in Maths

Assessment Methods

Assessment for the Certificate in Activity Leadership and the Diploma in Active Leisure will mainly take place in the work environment. Some workshops may need to be attended.

An assigned assessor will visit the learner once a month for 1-2 hours in order to assess competency and knowledge in the vocational area. 

Online tests may need to be completed if the learner is working towards Maths and English qualifications.

Exams are required for some units in the Diploma in Active Leisure.

E-Learning will be completed to work towards Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, Employee Rights and Responsibilities and any Maths and English required.

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