This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to deal with the performance of other staff, the well-being and safety of customers, as well as the day-to-day operation of a sport and recreation facility.

Entry requirements

There are no specific pre-requisite qualifications but there is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

Qualification structure and credit value

The learner must complete all 16 mandatory credits from the 6 mandatory units, plus a minimum of 2 optional credits from any optional unit(s).

Mandatory Units

The learner must complete all 16 mandatory credits from the 6 mandatory units.

Mandatory Units
UNIT TitleLevelCredits
1Understanding how to lead a team in active leisure33
2Promoting customer care in active leisure33
3Understanding how to manage health, safety and welfare in active leisure33
4Understanding the Active Leisure and Learning Sector33
5Understanding Employment Rights and Responsibilities22
6Continuing professional development in active leisure32

Optional Units

The learner must complete a minimum of two optional credits from any optional unit(s).

Optional Units
UnitTitleLevel Credits
7Understanding financial procedures in active leisure 33
8Understanding how to deliver objectives through the work of an active leisure team 32
9Understanding how to supervise facility maintenance in active leisure 32
10Marketing in active leisure 36
11Understanding how to sell services and products to customers in active leisure 34
12Operating swimming pool plant 34


  • Multiple Choice question paper
  • Worksheets
  • Practical Observation
  • Coursework/ portfolio of evidence

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