Level 2
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
24 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of Evidence

Unit Learning Outcomes


Know about the sport and active leisure sector.

Learning Outcome 1: Indicative Content 

Size and scope may include number of:

  • customers (participants, spectators)
  • employees (full-time, part-time, seasonal, casual and volunteers)
  • facilities (ownership, type – e.g. leisure centres, AstroTurf, grass pitches, tennis courts)
  • number and range of activities and opportunities

Contribution to society should include: Health, Social, Economic, Educational

Sub-sectors should be identified such as:

  • health and fitness
  • sport and recreation
  • outdoors Activity
  • playwork

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Describe the size and scope of the sport and active leisure sector.
  • 1.2
    Outline the contribution of the sport and active leisure sector to society.
  • 1.3
    Outline the main sub-sectors of the sport and active leisure sector.


Know about a specific sub-sector of the sport and active leisure industry.

Learning Outcome 2: Indicative Content 

Types of sport / active leisure organisations:

  • private (e.g. private gyms, health centres, sports clubs)
  • public (e.g. leisure centres, community sports centres)
  • voluntary (e.g. non-profit making organisations - charities, grassroots sports and leisure clubs)

Differences between the three sectors – i.e. their aims and objectives, funding and operational procedures.

Size of the sub-sector to include number of:

  • employers
  • employees
  • types of employment (i.e. full-time, part-time, seasonal, sessional)
  • volunteering activities
  • facilities
  • sport and leisure opportunities.

Codes of practice: Facility maintenance, Customer service standards, Health and safety

The FIA (Fitness Industry Association) who are ensuring standard procedures are followed.

Key organisations may include: user groups, trade unions, regulatory and professional bodies / organisations

Key roles – e.g. consumer support and protection, training and advice, industry standards and law enforcement, research and inspection.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Describe the composition of a specific sub-sector in terms of public, private and voluntary organisations.
  • 2.2
    Outline the size of a specific sub-sector in terms of employment and participation.
  • 2.3
    Outline the key values, principles or codes of practice relevant to a specific sub-sector.
  • 2.4
    Outline the roles of key organisations involved in a specific sub-sector.


Know about employment opportunities in the sport and active leisure sector.

Learning Outcome 3: Indicative Content 

Sources of information on career progression, training and education:

  • sector skills council
  • line managers / senior managers
  • career centres
  • awarding bodies
  • training providers
  • professional bodies
  • internet
  • journals.

Main job roles:

  • recreational assistant
  • receptionist
  • personal trainer
  • sports coach
  • duty manager
  • fitness instructor
  • sport development officer
  • leisure facility manager
  • lifeguard.

Career pathways – e.g. understanding of:

  • diversity of career pathways
  • local and national career pathways within the sub-sector
  • progression routes / pathways
  • qualifications and experience required
  • transferable skills necessary
  • personal skills necessary
  • need for references

Key factors in career progression –transferable skills, team working and leadership, experience, personal qualities, professional development.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Outline relevant sources of information on career progression, education and training.
  • 3.2
    Outline potential job roles within the sector that match own interests, skills and qualifications held (existing or planned).
  • 3.3
    Describe potential career pathways within the sport and active leisure sector, relevant to own aspirations.