Interest in sport in Scotland is growing. There are about 40,000 people employed in the various aspects of sport and leisure. As the number of sports centres continues to increase, there are more jobs in coaching and sports management. Some jobs are seasonal – skiing or work in holiday centres, for instance, and do not offer permanent employment. Leisure facilities offer a fairly steady source of jobs.
This course will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Sport and Recreation industry and the practical tasks involved in being a sports centre worker.
Sport and Recreation offers good opportunities for those who enjoy:
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Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.
The course is made up of five compulsory units, three taking 40 hours each and two taking 20 hours:
You will learn about
Where will I take the course?
You will usually train at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time. You will have to wear appropriate sports clothing and footwear on the course.
You may be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance teacher in school.
Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work.
You may be able to progress to:
Further study, training or employment in: