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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Leisure Management 
Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management  
Level 2 Functional Skills Qualification in English and / or Maths 


This qualification provides learners with an introductory level of knowledge and competence to be able to manage individuals, a small team, or assist managing a larger team working within the active leisure, learning and well-being sector. 
Mandatory units include: 
Understanding the Active Leisure and Learning Sector 
Understanding Employment Rights and Responsibilities How to Lead a Team in Active Leisure 
Set Objectives and Provide Support for an Active Leisure Team 
Promoting Customer Care and improving the customers’ experience in Active Leisure 
Understanding How to Manage Health. 


Level 3 Apprenticeships require you to hold a relevant Level 2 Qualification within that sector and if you already hold your English and Maths GCSE’s at grade A-C or functional skills level 2, you will be exempt from these. 


Level 3 Team leading 
Level 4 Leadership Management 
Level 5 Operation/Departmental Manager 


Learners may progress to roles such as Sports / Leisure Centre General Manager, Sports Development Officer. 


If you pay the Apprenticeship Levy: 
If your an employer with a wage bill over £3 million each year, you will be paying into the apprenticeship levy from April 6th 2017. Any apprentices that started their programme before 1st may 2017 will continue to be funded under the terms and conditions that were in place at the time their apprenticeship started. 
You can only use funds in your account to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment for apprentices that work at least 50% of the time in England, and only up to the funding band maximum for that apprenticeship. If the costs of training and assessment go over the funding band maximum, you will need to pay the difference with other funds from your own budget. You can’t use funds in your account to pay for other costs associated with your apprentices (such as wages, statutory licences to practise, travel and subsidiary costs, work placement programmes or the setting up of an apprenticeship programme). Read the apprenticeship funding rules for full details of what you can and can’t pay for with funds from your apprenticeship service account. 
If you DO NOT pay the Apprenticeship Levy: 
Non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government - this is called ‘co-investment’.From May 2017, you will pay 10% towards to the cost of apprenticeship training and government will pay the rest (90%), up to the funding band maximum 
If you do not pay the levy, you won’t be able to use the apprenticeship service to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment until at least 2018. Instead, you’ll need to agree a payment schedule with the provider and pay them directly for the training. The provider must prove that you have paid your contributions as a condition of government paying its contribution. 
If you employ an apprentice aged 16-18 years of age you will receive an incentive payment of £1000 in 2 instalments during their time on programme. Also there is no requirement to pay the 10% payment, this also applies for 19-24 year olds who were formerly in care or who have an Education and Health Care plan. 
Further information: 
Gov.uk has many links that can give the relevant advice, guidance and support for employers. 


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