Tackling diverse issues in leisure training and development
In the sport and fitness sector, there’s an unusual mix of public, private and voluntary provision, with micro-businesses seeking differentiation through staff performance and organisational culture. Leisure training and development can therefore be a major factor in building and retaining customers. It can develop broader strategic thinking and the development of customer focus and soft skills.
Open University work-based learning has the breadth of offer, the cost-effectiveness and the flexibility of our distance learning approach to suit the training agenda in your sector. OU sport and fitness training and development can develop employees’ understanding of key psychological, scientific and business/leadership sector principles using case studies and personal stories created in consultation with employers. A more rounded view of the industry and an understanding of motivation and management principles means they will be more effective in their job and have confidence to apply for more senior roles.
Our programmes offer you a high quality, effective way to develop your workforce:
Certificate - Sport, Fitness and Management
Diploma in Higher Education - Sport and Fitness (recognised in Scotland)
Foundation Degree - Sport and Fitness
We also offer Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees in Health Sciences
We also offer short and introductory Openings courses. Find out more on our Opening courses page.
Management development and professional skills
The OU can equip your sector with a range of skills which will enhance the management development and professionalism of your staff.
Our management development qualifications are explained in Professional Courses
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