Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

Apprenticeships take 1 to 2 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C
Advanced 3 2 A level passes

Who can apply

  • 16 or over
  • Living in England
  • Not in full-time education
  • Employed 30+ hours a week
  • Do not hold or working towards a level 4 or higher qualification

Activfirst are pleased to offer the following apprenticeships:

Intermediate Frameworks Advanced Frameworks
Level 2 Activity Leadership Level 3 Sports Development
Level 2 Leisure Operations Level 3 Customer Service
Level 2 Business Administration Level 3 Leisure Management
Level 2 Exercise & Fitness (Gym) Level 3 Exercise & Fitness (Personal Training)
Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Physical Education and School Sport
New Standards
Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner
Level 2 Retailer
Level 3 Retail Team Leader
Level 3 Event Assistant
Level 3 Facilities Management Supervisor
Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor
Level 3 Business Administrator
Level 4 Retail Manager
Level 4 Associate Project Manager
Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us on the links below.
The apprenticeship will be a combination of work based assessment and attendance at training days to enhance and underpin knowledge in your area of work, as well as ‘distance’ contact involving the completion of assignments, worksheets, etc remotely and then submitting these for grading and full, comprehensive feedback. We support you in attaining the required standard of occupational competency set against National Occupational Standards. A minimum of 12 months is all the time you need to complete an apprenticeship; however to achieve in this time Activfirst requires your commitment. Training and assessment will be arranged around your work as much as possible and a lot of evidence will be gathered by observing you carry out your day-to-day role.
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