File - Pulse Football Academy Education

January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Health Science, Sports Medicine
Share Embed Donate

Short Description

Download File - Pulse Football Academy Education...


Unit 214 Understanding the active leisure and learning sector

Learning Outcomes: What you need to know: • 214.1 Know the key features of the active leisure and learning sector • 214.2 Know the key features of the active leisure and learning subsector in which they work • 214.3 Know employment and career opportunities in the Active leisure and learning sector in which they work

Task A. Produce a fact sheet about the Active Leisure and Learning sector that includes: roles of the sector skills council, sectors size and scope, sectors contribution to society B. Produce a leaflet on one sub-sector that includes: composition in terms of public, private and voluntary; size of employment and participation, roles of key organisations C. Produce a career guide on one sub sector

Using the form provided make notes on the relevant blank boxes to be able to complete Task A

What you need to know: What is a Sector Skills Council? • Sector Skills Councils are independent, strategic UKwide organisations. • They have responsibility for skills and workforce development of all those employed in their sectors from professional staff to tradesmen and women, administrative staff, support staff and other ancillary workers. • They also cover all sizes of employer - from large firms to micro-businesses and the self employed.

What you need to know: Continued... • Each SSC is an employer-led organisation that actively involves trade unions, professional bodies and other key stakeholders. They replace a network of over 70 National Training Organisations (NTOs). • Collectively the SSCs form the Skills for Business Network, which is responsible for tackling the skills and productivity needs of the UK. The Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA) is responsible for funding, supporting and monitoring the network of Sector Skills Councils.

What you need to know: What is their purpose/role? Sector Skills Councils have been established to influence how training is delivered in the UK. All SSCs have the same four key goals and each SSC is responsible for dealing with the skills needs within their sector UK-wide. The four key goals are: • Reduce skills gaps and shortages • Improve productivity • Increase opportunities for all individuals in the workforce • Improve learning supply

What you need to know: INTRODUCTION TO ACTIVE LEISURE AND LEARNING Skills Active is the Sector Skills Council for the Active Leisure and Learning Sector • Active Leisure and Learning encompasses 5 sub sectors, namely Sport and Recreation, Health and Fitness, The Outdoors, Play work and the Caravan Industry. • In the UK, there are 576,000 people in paid employment in the sector, accounting for almost 2% of the UK workforce, across 230,708 public, private and voluntary organisations. There are also an estimated 5 million volunteers working in the sector. • Although the sector is largely based on leisure and recreation, each of the sub sectors play an important role in the UK economy and lie at the heart of the Government’s agenda to improve community cohesion and promote healthy lifestyles. • The sector as a whole directly employs around 654,000 people. In addition to its paid workforce, the sector has a substantial voluntary workforce (both in sport and recreation and delivering youth services to children).

What you need to know: • It is forecast that by 2014, employment levels in England will have increased by 100,000, an increase of 21%. The sector will also have to recruit 85,000 annually to cope with replacement demand. • The regions with high levels of employment in the Active Leisure and Learning sector include: South East (73,500); Scotland (52,800); North West (49,900); and London (48,800). The majority of employers across the regions expect employment levels to increase in the future. The North East with 20,900 employees has the smallest sector workforce in the UK • The diversity of the sector means that it contains a vast range of occupations; everything from personal trainers to activity leaders and play assistants to leisure centre managers.

What you need to know: • There is some evidence of skills shortages and likely future trends include the need for higher levels of management and business skills together with greater customer service and communication skills. • The SkillsActive workforce has a high proportion of women and young people (aged 16 -24). This is however misleading as few people under 18 years will be employed because of regulatory requirements. The workforce is predominantly drawn from white ethnic groups (95%). • One in five (18%) of the 81,000 higher education applications onto SkillsActive courses were accepted. There are a wide range of further education college-based courses in areas such as sport science and fitness instruction as well as general courses in each of the Active Leisure and Learning industries. 83% of students are aged under 25 years.

What you need to know: A Voluntary Organisation is an organisation that gives up its services for free, the people who run the organisation or work in it are not paid. E.g. Local Youth football teams are normally Voluntarily run. A public organisation is something that anyone can use but will cost a fee, it also payees its employees. Normally these services are run by local councils. E.g. Bracknell sports centre, anyone can use it but you must pay. A Private organisation is a service or facility only open to members and Not to the general public. E.g. Wentworth Golf course

Different types of Sectors within the Industry

• Sports • Fitness • Outdoors

• Playwork • Caravan

Size and Scope With a workforce of 371,800 people, working in 176,000 businesses and organisations throughout the UK, sport is one of the largest sectors in Skills Active. Their work in the sector covers grass roots all the way through to high performance Skills Active ensure the sector has suitably qualified employees and volunteers to support the delivery of sport activities and to help the government achieve its objective of a healthier, fitter nation

Sports Sector Contribution to Society  The Sports Sector of Skills Active has a number of schemes that are contributing to society.  These are: 1. The Mayor’s Sports Legacy Fund 2. Personal Best 3. Bursaries and Funding

Continued… 371,200 paid workforce 1.9 million volunteers Work across public, private and voluntary sectors Provide sports provision from grass routes community projects to professional sports men and women at the peak of performance Over 10 million of the English adult population are members of a club where they take part in sport (25% of the adult population) Over 8.8million adults in England participate in sport and recreation three times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes 7.5 million adults in England receive tuition to improve their performance in sport (18% of the adult population) Over 6 million adults take part in organised competitive sport There are over 1,177,000 regularly practicing coaches in the UK

Fitness Size and Scope Around 634,000 people work in Active Leisure and Learning that focuses on fitness. Skills Active help the sector cater for the growing number of fitness club and leisure centre users by developing qualification frameworks that meet the needs of the sector – ensuring fitness graduates leave college or university with recognised skills.

Contribution to Society  Through Skills Active exercise and fitness technical expert group (TEG), they also endorse courses for entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and offer advice and support to training providers wanting to ensure their courses meet this standard.  Skills Active try and make the people in this sector gain more qualifications to help the general public when they are in leisure centres.

The Outdoors

Size and Scope The UK outdoors sector covers a widerange of leisure, learning and well-being activities undertaken within the natural environment. There are many people that are qualified in taking members of the public on outdoor pursuits events on a weekend or weekly basis.

Contribution to Society  Activity within the sector can be broadly divided into five key subareas:  Outdoor education - experiential, environmental, physical and social education.  Outdoor recreation - organised and self-guided outdoor activities for ‘fun’.  Outdoor development training leadership, team and management development.  Outdoor sport development performance coaching, instructor training and skill development.  Expeditions and exploration planning and delivery of local, national and international expeditions and research.

Playwork Size and Scope Playworkers account for around 23% of the Active Leisure and Learning Sector. Skills Active job in this area is to provide as many people as possible with the qualifications they need in order to work with children and young people in various different Playwork settings

Contribution to Society  Skills Active offer a coordinated voice for the sector, which is reflected in a coherent and research based demand for skills, and work with training providers to meet the skills and training needs of the sector.  Professional, well-trained playworkers are a key part of the children’s workforce and they work to influence education and skills policies across the four nations, ensuring their relevance to the sector. Skills Active also work to advise government on how to prioritise its funding, as well as re-directing funding into the sector.

Caravan Industry Size and Scope 90,000 people work in this sector in the UK There will be 4136 job opportunities available in the sector each year until 2014 Skills Active have represented the training interests of the Caravan Sector since 2004

Contribution to Society  It invests a huge amount of money in providing their members of staff so they have the necessary skills in order to work with not only the maintenance of caravans but also other qualifications such as building and plumbing etc  It is also contributing a lot of jobs every year

Public, private and voluntary organisations Private organisations: These are company's and organisations who aim to make a profit, normally to be divided by shareholders or company directors Public organisations: These are company's and organisations who re invest any profit made. They are government run and are accessible to all Voluntary organisations: These are organisations which are free, (although there are occasional operating costs) and are run to give people an opportunity to use and take part. Those working for a voluntary organisation do not get paid. Using the above definitions can you think of a Private, public and voluntary organisation you have used to do with sport?

Who runs football in England The biggest regulatory body in English football is the FA, the biggest repressive body in English football is the PFA

Task: Research these two body's and find out who they represent, what their main roles are and who they report to.

Potential careers in Sport • • • • • •

Coach Facilities Manager PE Teacher Sports Medicine Sports Photographer Sports Writer

These are just some examples of jobs in the Sport subsector Using one of these or another job agreed with your tutor you need to find the following information:

• • • •

Main job opportunities Potential career pathways Key factors for career progression Sources of information in career progression


View more...


Copyright � 2017 NANOPDF Inc.