Activity Leadership Apprentice Ilfracombe Swimming Pool

Ilfracombe Swimming Pools are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for health and fitness to join our friendly centre as an Activity Leadership Apprentice!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 Hours Per Week Inc. Evenings and Weekends

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Ilfracombe Swimming Pools are looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates to work with them as an Apprentice in Activity Leadership.

PLEASE NOTE: 90% of your time will be based around the pool, as you will only need to complete a very small amount of hours in the gym to complete your Fitness Instructing Technical Certificate. 

Your duties will include:

  • Preparing activity areas to include the safe setting up/dismantling of equipment and ensuring that all equipment is stored safely and securely when not in use. 
  • Monitoring and helping to maintain a safe and comfortable leisure centre environment by implementing organisational maintenance schedules. 
  • Ensuring the highest possible standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained by carrying out routine and other cleaning tasks when required. 
  • Assisting customers with enquires in a friendly and effective manner, proactively developing and maintaining high standards of customer care. 
  • Working as part of a team to ensure the smooth operation of the facility. 
  • Taking occasional responsibility for the induction and development of new members of staff. 
  • In a wet-side facility, supervising the safety of the swimming pool environment and working to prevent accidents and emergencies. 
  • Meeting the training and development requirements of the job role. 

 Reception duties including telephone enquiries and face to face enquiries

  • Working within the job role description at this level, recognising the standards and professional limitations that this provides, referring to appropriate members of staff for guidance and support. 
  • Maintaining a safe pool environment through excellent lifeguarding practices.
  • Carrying out regular cleaning and maintenance regimes.
  • Preparation of activity area and equipment.
  • Attendance at regular pool training.
  • Assisting with gym tours and inductions.
  • Showing members how to use the gym equipment and machines.
  • To support the  coaching team when required to maintain continuity of teaching and excellent customer service.
  • To cover lifeguard positions when needed to fit the needs of the swimming lesson programme and centre pool programme.

You will work towards your Activity Leadership Level 2 through work based learning delivered by Lifetime Training. As well as your National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification, you will gain your Fitness Instructing Certificate and your Level 2 in Leisure Operations.

To be considered for this role, you must be a strong and confident swimmer.

If you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following.  

  • Jump/dive into deep water.
  • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds.
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds.
  • Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part). 
  • Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Strong Swimmers - Candidates will be required to work towards their NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification and ASA Swim Teaching Level 1).
Strong interest in the Sports and Leisure industry.

Personal qualities

Ability to work within a team.

Qualifications required

No qualifications required.

Future prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full time position.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Located on the North Devon coast we are a centre offering a 30 station gym, 25m swimming pool, learner pool as well as a relaxing sauna! If you have any questions or need more information please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you to Ilfracombe!


Ilfracombe Swimming Pool


Larkstone Gardens


EX34 9QG

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Training provider

  • Activity Leadership Level 2 Diploma
  • Fitness Instructing Technical Certificate
  • National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification (NPLQ)
  • Functional Skills (If required)
  • ERR Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • PLTS – Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Activity Leadership

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd


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Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017