Sports Apprentice BURNLEY LEISURE

Burnley Leisure is a registered charity looking for self-motivated people who aspire to develop themselves and are committed to learning. Based at St Peter's Centre and Padiham Leisure Centre you will gain a broad range of experience working as a sports centre. Your role will include teaching swimming, doing gym inductions and cleaning operations.

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Closing date: 23 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    The working week is a 3-week rota including weekends. Days and shifts to be confirmed. Shifts will be between 6:30am and 10:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily duties include:

  • Teaching swimming
  • Supervision of bathers
  • Gym inductions
  • Cleaning operations

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprentice will be working towards a Level 2 Leisure Team Member qualification and the the training will be provided one site, the apprentice will be required to have at least a level 4 and above in maths and English.

Qualifications will include

  • A IQL Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding
  • One of the following: A Swim England Level 2 in Teaching Swimming or A STA level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming
  • A Level 2 Certificate in Fitness or Gym Instruction awarded by; Focus Awards, Active IQ, Innovate Awarding, NCFE, VCTC or YMCA Awards
  • A Level 3 certificate in First Aid (to be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as a separate part of the IQL Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is a potential of being offered a full-time permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 or above) Desired

About the employer

Burnley Leisure & Culture is a registered charity employing a team of more than 100 friendly, fully qualified staff. They're supported by a board of trustees who are drawn from the local community and share our passion for sport and culture in Burnley. Their vision is to make a real difference to the communities we serve. There is an exciting new opportunity for a Sports Apprentice to join the Burnley Leisure and Culture team at their centre in Burnley.







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01282 733005

Apprenticeship standard

Leisure team member

Level 2 (GCSE)

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