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Sport

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

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Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy
Please note

We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2021-22 or 2022-23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Sport

The sports sector is ideal for those who have a passion for fitness and wish to share that drive with others.

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Sports Coach

Average salary - £26,200*

Sports Coaches teach sports skills to individuals and teams of all abilities to enhance performance.

Day-to-day tasks:

Planning and delivering activity sessions, giving feedback on performance to help improve technique and supporting performers at events and competitions.**

Working environments:

Fitness centres, sports fields, schools, colleges or at universities.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Leisure Manager

Average salary - £31,700*

Leisure Managers organise and coordinate activities and resources required and look after the running of sport and leisure venues.

Day-to-day tasks:

Arranging leisure activities, organising and promoting events, scheduling and managing staff, controlling budgets and monitoring performance targets for the venue and following health and safety regulations.**

Working environments:

Within a sport, fitness or leisure centre.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the sport sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Enthusiasm
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Teaching

What our students say

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

Photo of Bayley Lowe
Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy

Sport

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