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  1. Careers in Sport and Active Leisure Lloyd Conaway team BEDS&LUTON www.teambedsandluton.co.uk

  2. Active Leisure Job Sectors • Sport and Recreation • Health and Fitness • The Outdoors

  3. Active Leisure – The size of the business…. • More than 250,000 businesses employing in excess of 600,000 paid staff in the Active Leisure and Learning Industry in the UK • A further 5.8 million unpaid staff and volunteers contributing 1.2 billion hours of work to the industry each year • Sport alone accounts for more than £14 billion of consumer expenditure each year • 1 in 5 of employers in the industry reported hard to fill vacancies • London 2012 !

  4. Example Job Roles Community Coach Official/Referee/Umpire Professional Sports Person Facility Manager Sports Development Officer Lifeguard Elite Level Coach Nutritionist Steward Community Activity Leader Ground Staff Example Environments Amateur Sports Clubs Professional Sports Clubs Community Leisure Centres Local Authorities National Governing Bodies of Sport Schools Stadium and Facilities Activity Centres Voluntary Organisation Sport and Recreation

  5. Example Environments Local Leisure Centre Private Gym Health Club Hotel/Country Club/Spa Self Employed Swimming Pool Hospital GP Referral Unit Community Groups Professional Sports Club Example Job Roles Fitness Instructor Recreation Assistant Duty Manager Studio Coordinator Personal Trainer Nutritionist Exercise Practitioner Membership Sales Marketing Manager Class Instructor Lifeguard Health and Fitness

  6. Example Environments Outdoor Activity Centre Holiday Park Adventure Education Centre Team Building Centre Summer Camps Travel Companies European Parks The Lakes / The Alps Example Job Roles Activity Leader Outdoor Pursuits Instructor Coach Development Officer Team Leader Centre Manager Practitioner Educator Water Sports Instructor Expedition Organiser The Outdoors

  7. Related Careers • Sports Journalism • Sports Marketing • Events Management • Ground Staff and Green Keepers • PE Teachers • Physiotherapists • Nutritional Advisor and Dietician • Sports Manufacturing

  8. Vocational “on the job” Pathways • Coaching • Instructing Exercise and Fitness • Spectator Control • Activity Leadership • Operational Services • Sports Development • Spectator Control

  9. Apprenticeships • Instructing Exercise and Fitness – Fitness Instructor; Aerobics Instructor; Aqua Teacher; Exercise to Music Instructor • Spectator Control and Management – Event Steward; Marshall; Ground Safety Officer • Operational Services – Sport and Leisure Attendant; Facilities Attendant; Recreation Assistant; Lifeguard • Coaching. Teaching and Instructing – Coach; Instructor; Teacher; Community Sports Leader • Activity Leadership – Activity Leader; Activity Instructor • Outdoor Education, Development Training, Recreation – Activity Centre Manager; Senior Activity Leader

  10. Academic Pathways • GCSE’s – important for entry level (Eng, Maths, PE, ICT) • AS Levels / A Levels – PE / Sports Studies • Foundation Degrees – Uni of Herts, Leeds Met, Brighton… • Honours Degrees - concerned the physical, life & social sciences that influence participation & personal performance in sport / physical activity. Sports Science offered at around 130 Institutions • Masters and Postgraduate Degrees and PGCEs • All beneficial but without relevant work experience and basic vocational qualifications (e.g. NGB award, life guard) employers unlikely to offer first job • More applicants for available places

  11. What is available • www.skillsactive.com/careers • Learndirect helpline for Active Leisure 08000 933300 • Industry Press • Job Websites

  12. 5 Key success factors. • Whenever possible say YES • Stay close to your customer/sector • Be proactive • Get caught doing something right • “Think outside the box”

  13. www.skillsactive.com/careers www.leisurejobs.com www.leisureopportunities.co.uk www.jobswithballs.com www.uksport.gov.uk/jobs.asp www.communitysports.org.uk www.volunteeringengland.co.uk www.sportengland.org www.london2012.org www.apprenticeships.gov.uk www.exerciseregister.org www.youthsportstrust.org www.bst.org.uk www.gll.org www.lda.gov.uk www.sportscoachuk.org www.ukcoachincertificate.org www.cyq.org.uk www.lifetimehf.co.uk Useful Websites

  14. Sports and Active Leisure Careers