Apprenticeships in the Leisure Industry


Dudley College of Technology SportPark Loughborough is a unique initiative offering Apprenticeship opportunities across the country, in a range of programmes linked to the leisure industry. With the resources and backing of Dudley College of Technology, one of the West Midlands leading colleges, many of these opportunities are the result of a new partnership to deliver Apprenticeship schemes, which were previously part of the Institute of Swimming (IoS) offer.

These Apprenticeships are in addition to the current Dudley College of Technology Apprenticeship offer primarily aimed at employees in companies across the West Midlands.

Employed Apprenticeships in the Leisure Industry

What does this mean for new students wanting to join a leisure industry Apprenticeship scheme?

There is a wide range of Apprenticeship programmes for young people who want to build a career in the leisure industry. The current Apprenticeship frameworks are available:

  • Teaching Aquatics
  • Coaching Aquatics
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Leisure Operations
  • Leisure Management Customer Services  

Depending on your personal choice about the type of role you would like to have within the leisure industry, there will be an Apprenticeship to suit your needs, from being part of front-of house operations dealing with customers, through to taking a more back-room role in operating and managing the business. Apprenticeships are delivered through a wide range of business organisations including private sports clubs, local authority leisure departments, swim schools and clubs.

Opportunities are available right now in these areas
and are listed on our current vacancies page.

Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE)

The Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE), formally the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is a two-year programme that provides a unique sporting qualification designed to meet the needs of young athletes who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence in their sport and are seeking to perform at the highest level.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or queries in relation to Employed Apprenticeships in the Leisure Industry or the Diploma in Sporting Excellence, please contact us.

Dudley College SportPark Apprenticeship Team
Tel: 01509 640456

Dudley College
Pavilion 3
3 Oakwood Drive
LE11 3QF