Instruct and inspire to keep the nation on the fast track to fitness with sport and fitness apprenticeships

Sport is about more than just teams and competition—it’s all forms of physical activity that improve physical fitness and mental wellbeing. Sport can even help people form social relationships. Millions of people enjoy sports at community leisure centres, private health clubs, outward bound centres, and after-school clubs—and all of these need keen and motivated staff to make sure things run smoothly and safely, as well as to instruct, inspire, and keep an eye on people.port and fitness covers all aspects of sport and recreation, from professional sport to exercise instruction—including work in leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, stadiums, and private sports clubs, as well as a range of outdoor activities.

There are multiple sports and fitness apprenticeships in this sector and many jobs are customer focused, so you’ll need great people skills. As a community activator coach, you could promote, deliver and coach fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help whole communities to change their behaviour, and adopt and keep to a physically active lifestyle. There are also apprenticeships focusing on particular sports, working at leisure centres and coaching personal fitness.

Alternatively, as an outdoor activity instructor, you could supervise and guide children and adults in activities and pastimes such as canoeing, sailing, climbing, surfing, cycling, hillwalking, archery, bushcraft, rock pooling, geology, plant identification, or habitat or wildlife walks.

Whatever role you choose, excellent customer service skills and a love for sport and exercise will be essential.

To find your perfect sport and fitness apprenticeship, take a look at the options below.

The Apprenticeship Guide sector head

Community activator coach apprenticeship

Plan, lead and coach fun, inclusive and engaging activities for people of all ages The community activator coach will primarily work with inactive groups of people, most commonly at sport

Community sport and health officer apprenticeship

Engage people in sport and physical activity across local communities The key role of a community sport and health officer is to engage local residents in sport and physical activity.

Leisure duty manager apprenticeship

Manage the day-to-day operation of a leisure facility The leisure duty manager is in charge of the day-to-day ‘front line’ operation of a leisure facility, such as a swimming pool,

Leisure team member apprenticeship

Support, enhance and deliver the day-to-day operations and services of a leisure or fitness facility Working as part of a team, you’ll undertake a range of operational duties such as

Outdoor activity instructor apprenticeship

Supervise and guide children and adults in outdoor activities and pastimes An outdoor activity instructor supervises and guides children and adults in activities and pastimes such as canoeing, sailing, climbing,

Personal trainer apprenticeship

Coach clients towards their health and fitness goals Through the design and provision of creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction, nutritional advice and overall lifestyle management, during the personal trainer

Sporting excellence professional apprenticeship

Capable of performing consistently and effectively in training environments and competitions The sporting excellence professional apprenticeship is applicable across football, cricket and rugby league and union. During your apprenticeship, you’ll

Sports coach apprenticeship

Create and deliver coaching programmes using sports knowledge You could find yourself working as a high performance sports coach, or a community or school sports coach. A high performance coach