Apprenticeships

Do you want to be an Apprentice?
Improve your skills and knowledge plus gain an industry-recognised qualification along the way with an Apprenticeship programme delivered by DPHFA – all at no cost to you!

Apprenticeships are a great way for you to earn while you learn and get recognised qualifications while you're at it.
How do Apprenticeships work?
    • • Working week: You will work 4 days a week with an employer and 1 day a week studying with DP HFA;
 
    • • Hours: You are required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week, which includes a day studying with DP HFA;
 
    • • Wages:  You will earn a wage while you are an Apprentice;
 
    • • Rights:  You will receive the same rights as normal workers.
 
What roles will you perform during your Apprenticeship?
  • • Fitness/Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer

  • • Recreation Assistant

  • • Exercise Instructors

  • • Leisure Centre Assistant

  • • Sales Representative

  • • And much more...
What are the benefits to you?
  • Earn while you learn - Apprentices are employed like any other member of staff and so you can earn while you learn new skills;

  • Learn at your own pace - You can learn at your own pace and DP HFA will support and encourage you throughout;

  • Clear career development path - You will have a clear understanding of your potential career development and be inspired to keep on learning new skills.

Get onto a Fitness and Active Leisure Apprenticeship today!
Our Fitness and Active Leisure Apprenticeship programme will provide you with the skills you need to progress your career at any top gym or leisure centre.

On our Fitness and Active Leisure Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship you could work as a Fitness Instructor, Gym Instructor, Recreational Assistant, Exercise Instructor or Leisure Centre Assistant.

Our Fitness and Active Leisure Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship will prepare you for a career as an Advanced Fitness Instructor, Studio Coordinator, Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher or Pilates Teacher.
What are the costs?

  • Aged 16-18? Receive 100% funding from the government to cover the tuition fees and training costs;

  • Aged 19-23? Receive 50% funding from the government to cover the tuition fees and training costs;

  • Aged 24 or over? Receive a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to help cover tuition fees and spread the cost of your training.
What are the benefits to employers?
  • • More experienced and skilled employees;

  • • Enhanced profitability;

  • • Improved staff retention;

  • • Increased staff motivation and productivity;

  • • Improved customer service.
Do we still need to convince you?
  • • Skills to become self-employed;

  • • Customer service training;

  • • Sales training;

  • • And much more…

For further information about our Apprenticeship schemes, simply fill in your details below:

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*Please note that you must have 5 GCSEs or equivalents to apply for the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

why choose us      
  • Our staff are not only qualified teachers and instructors but are also working professionals who have extensive experience within the commercial health and fitness industry;
  • We have links with high end health clubs and leisure centres where you will complete the work-based placement element of your Apprenticeship;
  • You will receive customer service and sales training;
  • You will also gain skills to become self-employed.
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