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Level: 2

Location: Workplace

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership (Level 2) is designed for people who wish to gain a broad yet solid foundation in activity leadership, allowing them to follow a career in the outdoor sector or in the active leisure sector as fitness leaders, activity leaders or coaches.

Candidates will need to secure an employer partner with whom the vocational training will take place.

Entry requirements

Your apprenticeship framework will be designed around your prior achievements and working requirements. Your standards of English and maths should be suitable for study at this level. Good communication skills are essential.

Course Content

Your apprenticeship framework will be focussed around activity leadership and activity within a sport and active leisure setting or an educational setting.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take place through vocational competence, the development of a portfolio of evidence and assessment for the technical qualifications associated with the pathway. English and maths will be assessed through controlled assessment or exam.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs involved in this course.

What can I do after this course?

You can advance your career within the active leisure industry in roles such as sports coach, sports leader, kids club instructor, multi-sports coach or school sport assistant. 

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Kirsty Peinelt

Kirsty Peinelt

Runner Kirsty is well on road to diploma in sports therapy

Keen runner Kirsty Peinelt has always wanted a health related career but hadn't considered sports therapy until her partner needed physiotherapy after an illness a few years ago.
His physiotherapist explained to her how soft tissue massages work so she decided to look into that area of health and fitness and found her ideal course at Derby College.
And Kirsty who is 22 and from Heanor, has been gaining valuable hands-on experience as she works towards completing her BTEC level 3 Sports Science Advanced Diploma.
Over the summer break she worked part-time at Belper Life Fitness giving sports massage treatments to people of all ages and fitness levels.
As part of her therapist's role she has treated everyone from keen athletes in training for gruelling triathlons through to older people who just want a massage in order to feel better.
Kirsty, who is soon to start the second year of her two year diploma course, hopes to go on to university and study for a degree in physiotherapy.
Once qualified she would like to work in the NHS and ideally specialise in paediatric, neurological or malignancy physiotherapy.

Luckily I found just the course I was looking for at Derby College.


My Level 2 course, which I took in 2013/2014, was fantastic – there wasn't a thing about it that I didn't love.


To be a good sports massage therapist you need to thoroughly understand physiology and anatomy, so there is a lot to learn.

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