Team Leading & Management | Gym & Fitness Qualifications

Principles of Team Leading & Operational Management

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Certificate in Principles of Team Leading and Operational Management

Assessment Requirements Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and objectives of the qualification

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge necessary for aspiring managers in the health and fitness industry.

This RQF qualification focuses on key team leading and operational management theory which enables the learner to understand operational roles within the active leisure sector. This qualification covers a wide range of introductory team leading and operational management skills, including the principles of sales and marketing, health and safety in the workplace, developing working relationships with colleagues and the delivery of customer service.

Entry guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification is suitable for those who work within the Sport, Leisure and Recreation sector.

Progressive opportunities

Learners will be qualified to work in any health club chain or fitness centre in roles including, but not limited to:

  • Team leader
  • Supervisor

Progression could be to further training or education including work based qualifications in areas such as leisure and facilities. Further qualifications may include: 

  • Level 3 Diploma in Operational Management and Leadership 

Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership 


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