First sector apprenticeship standard ready for delivery into the workplace

On behalf of the sector’s employer-led Professional Development Board, CIMSPA is pleased to announce that the new apprenticeship standard for Leisure Duty Manager is now ready for delivery.  Developed with the sector’s employers, the apprenticeship is aimed at those individuals who want to take their first step into leisure management.

Commenting on the launch of the new standard, Spencer Moore, CIMSPA Director of Strategy, said, “This has been the culmination of three years of hard work, frustration and most of all commitment from employers to ensure that they have a first, fit-for purpose, apprenticeship standard approved for the sector.

“This success, alongside the Community Activator Coach standard is the start of the roll-out of a suite of standards that will be launched over the next few months, including Personal Trainer, Leisure Team Member and Community Sport & Health Officer.”

Employing, training, funding and paying an apprentice – a hands-on, ‘how-to’...

In line with the release of the two new standards, CIMSPA will be supporting employers in the roll out of the of apprenticeship programmes at the CIMSPA led day of the 2 day conference on the 21st February.  A workshop run by Matthew Robinson, Operations Director for Lifetime training will walk employers through the process of employing, training, funding and paying an apprentice.

Whether you have taken on apprentices before or are new to apprenticeships this is a must attend workshop. Aimed at both levy and non-levy paying employers the workshop will explain how the new generation of apprenticeships have flexibility built-in to ensure they can be shaped to individual employer needs.

This session will cover the practicalities of embedding this career entry point into sport and activity workplaces and will outline how the new coaching and leisure management apprenticeship standards provide a great introduction to the world of work.

It will also explain the on-boarding process for a real-world apprenticeship: how to find potential apprentices, design a training programme that meets the needs of both the apprentice and your business, and how costs can be minimised or even offset.

For information on Matt's presentation please click HERE

Full details of the Leisure Duty Manager and Community Activator Coach apprenticeship standard, including funding information, can be found at the links below.