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Management Apprenticeship

15 – 18 months
Management Apprenticeship
15 – 18 months


Entering into a Management Apprenticeship will help you develop and demonstrate recognisable leadership and management skills. Subjects covered include how to lead a team, understanding financial procedures and how to address performance problems affecting team members.


There are no requirements for a Management apprenticeship although being in a position of leading staff and knowledge of managing staff is beneficial.


The apprenticeship is made up of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Leisure Management
  • Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management
  • Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure & Learning
  • Functional Skills in English & Maths Level 2

*Subject to individuals’ prior qualifications in English and Maths

Some key subject units covered are:

  • How to lead a team
  • Continuing professional learning and development in active leisure
  • Managing health, safety and welfare in an active leisure environment
  • Improving the customer experience
  • Supervising facility maintenance
  • Delivering objectives through the work of a team
  • Addressing performance problems affecting team members


You will be allocated a GLL College Skills Developer who will meet with you every four to six weeks at your place of work to assist you in completing your assessments and tasks to achieve your qualifications. Between meetings they will be available to contact via email, call or text with any questions or help needed.

Where possible workshops for all Management apprentices within a GLL Region will take place every eight weeks at a central location.

Further support is also available via an e-Portfolio and online learning portal which all apprentices will be introduced to and shown how to use.


This apprenticeship offers individuals the opportunity to become Level 3 qualified in Management and to gain permanent employment in a Management role.


It usually takes 15 – 18 months to complete your apprenticeship, but timescales can be adapted to meet individual needs.


The majority of the apprenticeship training will take place at your place of work during your working hours, with a Skills Developer coming to meet you.

Some aspects will be delivered outside of your place of work/off the job, which will be planned and agreed in advance with all details being provided to you.