There are many forms of sport courses and qualifications, including sport apprenticeships, which cover a wide range of sports-related jobs, such as coaches, activity leaders, grounds keepers, and professional athletes.
Sports training and qualification opportunities include:
Visit the SkillsActive careers site at www.skillsactive.com/careers to discover more about which sport Apprenticeships and courses are relevant to job roles in the sports sector.
Training for Volunteers is funded by the 2010 Preparatory Action on Sport of the European Commission. A network of experts from nine Member States including SkillsActive will research volunteering in sport and try to broaden existing perspectives on education and training in the sector.
In short the analysis will focus on two research questions: How can the individual be empowered to meet the requirements and increasing quality standards of the sports organisation and how should instruments of human resource management be applied within voluntary sports organisations to make volunteering in sport a valuable and attractive experience for the individual?
The T4V Project is led by the Leadership Academy of the German Olympic Sports Confederation and conducted from 01 January 2011 till 30 June 2012
We can help employers with accessing government funded training courses for their employees to aid with staff training and development, as well as provide helpful resources and tools to help you train your staff in-house. Our range of support packages offer additional benefits and discounts for employers of all sizes to improve their business.
Find out more about how SkillsActive can help you with staff training and development by following the handy links below:
SkillsActive works on behalf of the sector to create and deliver the qualifications employers need and want.
We make sure employers can access the right qualifications, based on national standards designed by employers, so the workforce is properly trained and qualified.
Read more about the Qualifications and Credit Framework
SkillsActive works with employers to ensure Apprenticeships across our sector deliver the knowledge and skills their business needs.
To help ensure the services it offers meet the requirements of each of these groups SkillsActive consults with different Expert Groups made up of specialist representatives from training providers, employers and individuals.
The Sport and Fitness Employers Group (SAFE) advises on strategic issues relating to the technical development of standards, qualification strategies, work force development and labour market research.
The NPF represents strategic partners across the whole sport sector and helps to direct and focus the work of SkillsActive to ensure it meets the needs of the sector and its employers.
Fitness TEG is a broadly representative group of experts from the exercise and fitness sector with recognised technical skills, expertise, knowledge and industry experience. TEG advises on the technical issues that underpin standards, training and qualifications in the is area.
Members of the panel (sector representatives from employers, training providers, higher education industry representative) have worked over the last few years to develop a Continued Professional Development system for the exercise and fitness sector which improves the quality of training and raises standards.
The panel advises SkillsActive on the technical content of submissions and plays a role in quality assuring the delivery of training, which is then ultimately recognised by Register of Exercise Professionals and employers.
This panel, which includes employers, training providers, Higher Education, and industry experts, advises SkillsActive on the technical content of submissions and plays a role in quality assuring the delivery of training, which is then ultimately recognised by employers in the sector. Members of the panel have worked over the last few years to develop a CPD system for the Playwork sector which improves the quality of training and raises standards.
The aims of this panel is to review policy, set standards and look to advise SkillsActive on new National Occupational Standards that look to support the needs of both the medical and fitness sectors.
It also comments on the technical content of submissions and plays a role in the quality assuring the delivery of recognised training.
Made up from representatives from stakeholders from the UK adventure activities sector the AAIAC aims to identify and promote good practise, and to advise government and its agencies accordingly.
SkillsActive’s OEG ensures a co-ordinated view on issues particular to the outdoors part of the sector and helps to lead and direct issues such as workforce development, labour market research and training frameworks.
The APPG on play considers topics relating to children’s play and takes political action on current issues affecting children’s right to play freely.
PETC was set up as a forum for the sector to discuss issues of strategic importance on all aspects of playwork, education, training and qualifications.
Gallwch gynhyrchu adroddiadau i weld pa gymwysterau sydd gan eich staff a beth sy’n eisiau – gan eich cynorthwyo i reoli datblygiad proffesiynol parhaus. Gallwch hefyd chwilio am hyfforddiant o rwydwaith Grŵp SkillsActive o ddarparwyr cydnabyddedig.
Defnyddiwch Active Analyser i:
Mae Active Analyser wedi ei dreialu’n llwyddiannus gan awdurdodau lleol Rhondda Cynon Taf a Mynwy mewn peilot a ariannwyd gan Chwaraeon Cymru, ac mae bellach yn barod i’w ddefnyddio yn ehangach.
Am fanylion pellach gan gynnwys arddangosiad AM DDIM o Active Analyser e-bostiwch
We can help individuals find the best training, learning resources and tools needed to succeed in their chosen field and can provide independent careers advice on a wide range of topics.
For individuals working in the fitness industry, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), which is part of SkillsActive, can help you gain the professional recognition you deserve. Our funded programmes, delivered by the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure, could help you gain the right training and experience to take your career to the next level.
For more information on the careers advice available from SkillsActive, including professional registers, training and qualifications, resources and latest industry news, see below:
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