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“Spectator safety focuses on the management and direction of large numbers of people at public events”

Event stewards and marshals are responsible for ensuring the health, safety and security of spectators attending large-scale sporting events, festivals, outdoor public events and local football matches. In a spectator safety apprenticeship, you’ll usher people in and out of venues, make sure that health and safety regulations are being followed and deal with incidents and queries—whether that’s helping someone to find the toilet, dealing with a lost child, caring for someone who has fainted, resolving conflicts. or any of the thousand other things that could happen at a major public event. You’ll learn how to prepare for spectator events, control the entry, exit and movement of people, and deal with accidents and emergencies. The intermediate apprenticeship is aimed at those looking to enter the sector as a steward or a marshal for large-scale sporting events. The advanced apprenticeship is aimed at those looking to work in the sector as a senior steward or a marshal for large-scale sporting events.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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