Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the activity leadership sector.

This apprenticeship will prepare you to work in the outdoor or active leisure sector as a fitness activity leader or coach.

Training opportunities

The UK outdoors sector is a vibrant, exciting and growing one to work in.

It is particularly suited to those with a passion and enthusiasm for working both with people and in the outdoors. Although enthusiasm for adventurous activities is a must, it must be remembered that ‘activity leadership’ is actually about people leadership in activities.

Your work outdoors and in active leisure will:

  • be with straight-forward groups in less hazardous activities
  • often be in controlled environments
  • focus on community

Types of apprenticeships

This is an intermediate level apprenticeship.

You could train in roles like:

  • activity leader
  • outdoor instructor
  • assistant and trainee variations
  • activity climbing wall instructor
  • fitness instructor
  • community sports coach

The apprenticeship in activity leadership is designed for those individuals who wish to gain a broad but solid foundation to allow them to follow a career in the outdoor sector or in the active leisure sector as fitness activity leaders and coaches.

At intermediate level, roles will tend to be working with straight-forward groups in less hazardous activities, often in controlled environments.

In active leisure, roles will tend to be more of a community focus and apprentices tend to be employed in community settings as activity leaders or sports coaches.

Job Roles

Intermediate level apprenticeship

  • activity leader
  • outdoor instructor
  • assistant & trainee variations
  • activity climbing wall instructor
  • fitness instructor
  • community sports coach