Leisure Operations and Management - Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Sport, Leisure and Tourism
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Sport, Leisure and Tourism Level 2 - Level 3 Exeter and across the south west Up to 2.5 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

These Apprenticeships in Leisure Operations and Leisure Management are for those who would like working in the leisure and recreation industry and are looking to progress into management or for those who have previous experience and wish to learn new skills, knowledge, enhance their career opportunities and also to build upon
previous working experience. It is particularly suited to those with a passion for working with people in the active leisure sector.

What topics will I study?

You will:

  • Gain an in depth understanding of the active leisure and recreation industry
  • Gain hands on experience dealing with customers in various situations from facility health and safety checks, preparation and clearing of activity areas, customer services, assisting with and providing instructions on activity sessions, various administration duties (from dealing with memberships, completing and checking booking forms, taking payments, basic maintenance duties and equipment audit checks, to helping deal with emergencies and incidents within the centre). The working duties and experience will be determined by the facility you are working in
  • Complete additional qualifications depending on experience, location and employer needs

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from our working relationships with companies including Greenslades Garage, Central Garage and Denbury Diesels.

What are the entry requirements?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need to have experience in the leisure industry and already hold a Level
2 leisure industry related qualification and GCSE grade 4 in English and maths, however, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a Pre-Apprenticeship or during the delivery of your programme.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a fully equipped gym, learning resource centre and cafe.​

What can the course lead on to?

You will initially complete the Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) and on successful completion you can progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3).

Are there any additional costs?


What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.

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