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Course Title: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations (Park Training)
Course Code: OR149

The Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Leisure Operations is designed for those individuals who are either already employed in the sector and wish to gain new knowledge and skills or who are looking to enter the sector and further develop their knowledge and skills to progress their careers. The framework is also suitable for those wishing to change career having worked in a different sector. An interest in the sector is beneficial.



NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services (QCF)

Course Content

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Operational Services
Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Functional Skills maths & English, dependent on GCSE achievement.

The NVQ is a specially developed work based qualification designed by the parks industry to prove the competence of the workforce. It is based on National Occupational Standards - specifications of what work is actually done and to what standard. It is ‘proof of competence’ and assesses the skills and knowledge employees need to perform their job role safely and effectively. Because each park is different the qualification offers a very wide choice of optional units, as well as the core essentials of Health & Safety.

All parts of the Apprenticeship framework will be undertaken at the learner’s place of work.

Entry Requirements

GCSEs including English, key or functional skills are desirable You will need a keen interest in a career in this subject, be willing to learn new skills and undertake practical tasks You will be required to find suitable relevant employment for the duration of your apprenticeship Recent Park experience is desirable.

Next Steps

Advanced Apprenticeship programme in Leisure Management

Career Opportunities

Recreation Leisure Assistant/Attendant Groundsperson Park Receptionist Park Operative Maintenance Operative