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.