Aqualife Apprenticeship Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre

Are you looking to start your Leisure career with a forward thinking reputable Lifestyle company? Lord Butler Leisure Centre are offering an aqualife apprenticeship, where you will work towards your Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership.

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

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    39 hours per week inc. evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Lord Butler Leisure Centre are offering a great opportunity to embark upon an aqua life apprenticeship where you will work towards your Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership,  Leisure Operations,  Fitness Instructor, and RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

This is a 12-15 month apprenticeship, training will be provided to work towards an Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership.

This will be a varied role within the Leisure Centre and your main duties will include:
• Learn how to carry out gym inductions and implement training plans for individuals
• Provide an excellent level of customer service around the gym and leisure centre
• Plan and deliver sessions appropriate to the level of swimmer
• provide explanations and demonstrate swimming techniques
• correct faults in swimming techniques and identify ways to improve performance
• check that life-saving equipment is in full working order
• Complete health and safety checks as and when directed
• Maintain the vigilant supervision of the pool users

Through work experience, coaching, training and development (both practical and vocational),  and from completing a structured learning programme to obtain work related qualifications, develop and demonstrate both an understanding of and capability to carry out the activities of a practising swim teacher. 

You will need to be a strong and competent swimmer. Experience in competitive swimming or previous training with a swim club would be advantageous. 

Swim Test
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

If you do not already hold your NPLQ, you will put on the course and must pass in order to continue with the apprenticeship.

Flexibility towards the hours and role are essential as you will be required to work on a shift-rota basis including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. 

Salary and Benefits
•    Good personal development opportunities available
•    Friendly and supportive work environment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Candidates must have a passion for fitness and want to progress within the industry.
  • You must be a strong and competent swimmer

Personal qualities

  • Flexible availability for shift work
  • Dedication to work towards your qualifications and career within Leisure.

Qualifications required

No Qualifications Required

Future prospects

Possible progression onto further qualifications and a full time job

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.

About the employer

About 1Life Our vision is to engage with people and communities, to enhance lives through health and wellbeing, sport and activity, learning and the arts. 1Life is a market leader in the supply of outsourced quality leisure, cultural and fitness services to Local Authorities, national bodies such as the charity WheelPower and private fitness clubs as well as schools, GPs, PCTs and charities.


Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre


Peaslands Road

Saffron Walden

CB11 3EG

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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership
  • Diploma in Leisure Operation
  • Diploma in Fitness Instructing
  • NPLQ
  • ASA Swim Teaching Level 1

Apprenticeship framework

Activity Leadership

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017