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Apprenticeship in Sport: Activity Leadership (Level 2)


Course outline

The majority of this programme will be undertaken within the workplace. This could be at a leisure centre, a school, coaching a sports team or in a gym/fitness environment. There will also be occasional class-based sessions at college. You will need to have a contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week for a 12 month period.

The course consists of:

  • NVQ Level 2 (Activity Leadership)
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Other industry/coaching qualifications as directed by the employer

You will also study English and maths.*

English and maths - skills for your future
Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study. *If you are aged 16-18 and have not yet achieved GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above/grade 4 or above don’t worry - we’ll support you with the right lessons to increase your confidence in these essential employability skills.

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs.

Next steps

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by applying online.

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Central College Nottingham, Farnborough Road, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8LU

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership


12 months

Level Level 2
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need 5 GCSEs at grades A* to D/9 to 3 or equivalent in English Language and Maths. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Teaching & assessment

You will be regularly assessed in the workplace and will produce an e-portfolio of evidence to show your understanding of the knowledge required. Assessments will include a combination of practical observations, verbal discussions, written assignments and case studies.


It is possible to progress onto one of the following:

  • Level 3 courses in Sport
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
Additional information

You are expected to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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