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Level 3 Leisure Management

This qualification is designed to enable learners to prove their competency, knowledge and skills in dealing with the performance of other staff, the well-being and safety of customers, as well as the day-to-day operation of a sport and recreation facility.

Professional Qualification

Level 3 Diploma in Leisure Management

This Framework includes the following components

  • Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Technical Certificate at Level 3
  • Level 3 Diploma
  • Essential Skills Level 2 - Application of Number and Communication (Can be exempt with prior achievements)


Typically, 18 months

Typical job roles
  • Leisure Centre Manager
  • Leisure Centre Supervisor
  • Gym Manager
Role profile

The qualification is aimed at learners who are already employed in the role of Duty Manager, Shift Supervisor or Assistant Manager and have the opportunities to demonstrate their competence in the workplace over time.

Learners may be new members of staff who require an induction into the job role, or for existing members of staff who need further training and development. Due to the work environment required, it is not suitable for learners in full-time education.

Learners must be at least 16 to register for this qualification, however due to the level of responsibility and duty of care associated with a role at this level in an active leisure environment, learners will need to be at least 18 years of age to complete some of the practical units. Therefore it is strongly recommended that learners are over 18 years of age before accessing this qualification. For learners under 18 years of age, the Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management may be more appropriate, as it does not require work placement assessment.

This qualification can also be accessed as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management

Delivery model: How are apprenticeships delivered?

Each learner is different, which is why we use a range of delivery options – face-to-face support, online learning – within our programmes.

  • Apprentices are supported by a Training Advisor
  • Apprentices complete work projects, applying learning to their role
  • Expert tutor supports development of skills and knowledge
  • Learning and progress is managed and tracked online

How do I get involved?

If you would like any more information please get in touch by phone, email or fill out our short contact form.

E-Mail our friendly Apprenticeships Team to find out more.

Phone 01492 543431 to speak to our Apprenticeships Team and find out more.