£1.5m of free training will retool the physical activity workforce
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
star job
Leigh Sports Village
£16,777
Leigh Sports Village
Royal Horticultural Society
Up to £28,000 per annum based on experience
RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford, Manchester
star job
Coach Gyms
£15k basic + commission + Bonus
Leeds, UK
Everyone Active
Unlimited earning potential
Camberwell Leisure Centre, London, UK
star job
Xercise4Less
Competitive
Rugby, UK

£1.5m of free training will retool the physical activity workforce

Training opportunities
training opportunity
Les Mills
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
more training

A new training initiative is aiming to 'retool the physical activity workforce' to help businesses recover after lockdown.

Funded by Sport England, the £1.5m ReTrain scheme has been set up to support employers by providing free training for staff, enabling them to work in new roles.

Delivered in phases, the training provided through ReTrain will be delivered by training companies accredited by CIMSPA.

During Phase 1, the focus will be on courses that lead to new CIMSPA-endorsed qualifications in areas such as group exercise, gym instructors, personal trainers, swimming teachers, lifeguards, sports coaches and pool plant operators.

In subsequent phases, later this year, ReTrain will also provide support for courses that deliver CPD points.

As a key part of ReTrain, CIMSPA has partnered with the Royal Life Saving Society to provide £400,000 of lifeguard training. This will help to meet an urgent need for around 11,000 new lifeguards to be trained, allowing swimming pools to open safely.

"There is a real risk of a significant number of people (in the sports and physical activity sector) not returning to work in the sector after lockdown," said Colin Huffen, head of education at CIMSPA.

"ReTrain is a major investment in addressing this and helping employers to plug any skills gaps they have, enabling them to continue providing this vital service to the public."

Any employer in England in partnership with CIMSPA, ukactive or Community Leisure UK can find out more and apply using the dedicated ReTrain website (click here).

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
A new training initiative is aiming to 'retool the physical activity workforce' to help businesses recover after lockdown. Funded by Sport England, the £1.5m ReTrain scheme has been set up to support employers by providing free training for staff, enabling them to work in new roles.
PTS,SAR,WAT,HAF,FIT,IND,SAM,TRA,PUB
2020/THUMB346229_342124_953110.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 42,985
31 Oct 2020
The UK government will ask gyms and leisure centres in England to close between 5 November and 2 December as part of an emergency lockdown, ... More
31 Oct 2020
A new platform, marketed as an "emotional fitness studio" and offering live classes and one-on-one therapy, has secured US$3m worth of seed funding. Coa is ... More
31 Oct 2020
With a second lockdown looming, HCM editor Liz Terry, has penned an open letter to the UK government, laying out the case for gyms to ... More
29 Oct 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged his support for plans to build a £70m world class football facility in Northwich, Cheshire. Driven by Cheshire Football ... More
29 Oct 2020
Fitness tech firm JaxJox will accelerate the launch of its connected home fitness solution, InteractiveStudio, following a cash injection of US$10m through Series A funding. ... More
29 Oct 2020
Snap Fitness has ended its agreement with its master franchisee for the UK and Ireland markets, by 'reacquiring' the territory. Snap had signed a master ... More
FreeMotion Fitness
FreeMotion Fitness
29 Oct 2020
LA-based experience design studio, BRC Imagination Arts, is the creative force behind the new Glenkinchie Distillery attraction, which has opened today (29 October 2020) near ... More
29 Oct 2020
The UK government has provided a lengthy response to a petition which demanded that gyms stay open in England, even if there's a new spike ... More
28 Oct 2020
Gym and health club operators in Germany are believed to be considering joint legal action against the German government, as gyms, health clubs and swimming ... More
28 Oct 2020
The latest study into the infection rates recorded at gyms has shown that the average infection rate at gyms and health clubs across Europe sits ... More
28 Oct 2020
A new mobile fitness platform delivers personal training sessions to people at home by combining live fitness instruction with AI-enabled tracking and two-way audio-video. Presence.Fit ... More
27 Oct 2020
Europe's largest gym chain, Basic-Fit, has published its trading update for the first nine months of 2020, showing a strong cash position and increases in ... More
STA
STA
26 Oct 2020
Boutique operator, The Refinery E9, has launched a personal trainer (PT) service with a twist, by offering customers the opportunity to take part in exercise ... More
26 Oct 2020
Gains made getting people more physically active over the last few years were all but 'cancelled out' during the first seven weeks of lockdown, according ... More
23 Oct 2020
The University of Portsmouth is gearing up to open its new £57m Ravelin Sports Centre. The new building will feature a swimming pool, climbing wall, ... More
TVS Sport Surfaces
TVS Sport Surfaces
1 - 15 of 42,985
Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness