Active Leisure Apprenticeships

Developing multi-skilled team members for essential roles to support your centres thrive and keep your customers returning.

Leisure apprenticeships: supporting the industry’s ambitions to grow

With over 10 million members across over 7.2 thousand centres in the UK, the active leisure and fitness industry is an essential part of our economy and importantly, the health of the nation.

With over 190,000 employed in the sector, there is a wealth of opportunity for people to build meaningful, long-lasting and successful careers. And this is only looking to grow as the government, alongside ukactive, are invested in helping gyms, pools and leisure facilities to reach more than five million new members by 2030.

This ambition for sustainable growth can be supported through apprenticeships. Centres can use active leisure apprenticeships to invest in multi-skilled training for team members, recruit and retain talent, and support improvements in social mobility.

Our experience in the Active Leisure sector

20+ years
experience training in the industry
Active Leisure apprenticeship achievers (since 2017)
15+ partners
across Public and Private sectors

Our Active Leisure partners

  • Nuffield logo
  • Apprenticeship training provider for Places Leisure
  • David Lloyd logo

Why choose Lifetime for leisure apprenticeships?

Recruit and retain

We’re number one for apprentice recruitment in the UK with more than 5,000 positions filled each year. We find you the right people for your business, with robust recruitment strategies that guarantee high-quality candidates.

Training all your teams

From Level 2, up to Level 5 management, for your specialised roles and support functions, we have apprenticeship programmes for all your training needs.

Specialist teams

Having worked in the active leisure industry, from personal training to management, our coaches, partnership managers, and curriculum specialists have unique sector expertise and experience.

Advanced data and reporting

We utilise the power of data to measure the impact of apprenticeships on your business and support you with our advanced suite of reporting.

Our Active Leisure apprenticeship programmes

Our apprenticeship programmes are scalable, delivered with first-class teaching.

Leisure Team Member Level 2
Leisure Duty Manager Level 3
Community Activator Coach Level 2
Community Sports and Health Officer Level 3
Personal Trainer Level 3
Enhanced Personal Trainer Level 3

Contact us for more information on these programmes.

Why use our apprenticeship service?

Fill your vacancies

We recruit over 5,000 people every year into life-changing career opportunities, helping our partners to build a future-ready workforce. Working in partnership with your managers, we attract, screen and shortlist the best candidates and get them interview-ready, so your managers save time and you recruit quickly.

Strategic approach

Working with you, our partnership consultants help shape your apprenticeship strategy to maximise your levy and realise your objectives. Whether this is changing your approach to team member skills and staffing or exploring new roles to future-proof your business. We also develop Impact Evaluation Reports to review the impact of apprenticeships on your business and suggest recommendations for ongoing improvements.

Social mobility, diversity and inclusion

Recruiting externally and improving access to training reaches and empowers more people in underrepresented communities, disadvantaged locations and low socio-economic groups. By driving social mobility and building a more inclusive workforce, you'll gain far more than just increased apprentice numbers.

Embracing a digital approach

Learners experience self-led delivery, tailored to working patterns and learning requirements through our cutting-edge online learning platform, Aptem. It's a system that minimises interruptions to learning, fully integrated with day-to-day roles to create a seamless e-learning journey. Supported by an expert coach, learners are guided through clear learning plans, from enrolment through to End-point Assessment.

Read our Active Leisure apprenticeship case studies


New to apprenticeships? Or looking for a boost to your existing programme? We're here to help. Let’s talk apprenticeships.

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Thanks to Lifetime’s energy and passion we have been able to change the lives of so many people around the UK and help the communities around us. The learning coaches play a vital role in not just the education progression of each apprentice, but across their everyday lives too.

Gary Laybourne, CEO, Coach Core

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