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Sports and Recreation Apprenticeships

date_icon_black19 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
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date_icon_black19 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
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The 11 week Watersports Instructor Training will give you the qualifications necessary to embark on a career in the watersports industry.
date_icon_black12 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
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date_icon_black12 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
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UKSA’s six Superyacht Crew Training course is the ideal entry route into the industry.
date_icon_black05 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
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date_icon_black05 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
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UKSA’s all-inclusive 14-week Professional Yachtmaster course will equip you with the training, preparation and practical experience needed.
HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Sports and Recreation

Sports and recreation is one of the industries that is easy to move into straight out of school, whether you're a coach or a leisure centre manager or something else entirely. Look through sports and recreation apprenticeships here.

How to get a Leisure Centre Apprenticeship - Career Advice
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How much can I earn as a Leisure Centre Apprentice?
earnings
Leisure centre managers can earn between £16,600-£37,000, depending on experience and where the facility is located. Private gyms or those in cities are likely to pay more. According to Pay Scale, the average salary for a duty manager at a leisure centre is £23,000 per year.
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What qualifications do I need to be a Leisure Centre Apprentice?
qualifications
You don’t need to go to university to work as a leisure centre manager, but a qualification in one of the following areas after your GCSEs or A-Levels is likely to be helpful in giving you the skills that you need:
  • Sports Science
  • Business
  • Management
  • Events management
Look for professional courses at local colleges that can give you skills in the above areas.
Q
What skills do I need to be a Leisure Centre Apprentice?
skills
To become a leisure centre manager you'll need to enjoy working with people, and have excellent communication skills. Good leadership and organisation will help you get a job in a management position.

In the vast majority of cases working in the sports and recreation sector is going to involve constant communication and interaction with the general public - even if you are in a leisure management role. This means that a variety of skills are essential. They include:
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Positivity and optimism
  • Quick thinking
  • Diplomacy and negotiation
  • Tact and consideration
  • Presentation
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What experience do I need to get a job in Leisure Centre Apprenticeship?
experience
Work experience in a sports or leisure centre should be easy to get – whether it is in a head office or as casual work – and can give you an insight into the day-to-day practices of the industry and how it works. Any other administration or business experience you can take on will also be a big advantage when applying for these roles.
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