£13,000 Average salary at age 20
£21,320 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


Sports and leisure assistants, provide and maintain facilities for sporting and recreational activities and supervise their use, maintain the continuity of entertainment and social events, offer odds and accept bets on the result of sporting and other events and control gambling activities.

Main Tasks

  • Maintains sports and leisure equipment and prepares equipment for use;
  • Supervises the use of swimming pools, gymnasium apparatus, fitness machines and other recreational equipment;
  • Maintains hygienic operation of swimming pools and associated facilities such as jacuzzis, showers and changing areas;
  • Carries clubs for golfers, advises on the layout and distance of golf courses and appropriate choice of golf club;
  • Announces acts, makes introductions, proposes toasts and maintains the continuity of entertainment events and social functions;
  • Assesses likely outcome of an event and establishes odds, accepts and records bets, issues receipts and pays out on winning bets;
  • Controls the progress of games of cards, roulette and other gambling activities according to established rules;


There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades. A variety of vocational qualifications is available in Sports and Recreation and Leisure and Tourism.

What Sports and leisure assistants studied in higher education

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What Sports and leisure assistants studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies3
(L3) Sociology2
(C1) Biology3
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology3
(W1) Fine art1
(V3) History by topic3
(H4) Aerospace engineering1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music2
(D3) Animal science1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(V4) Archaeology1
(W6) Cinematics & photography2
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies3
(L2) Politics1
(P1) Information services2
(W4) Drama3
(M2) Law by topic2
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport4
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(P5) Journalism1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(L1) Economics1
(B4) Nutrition1
(N1) Business studies2
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting1
(C6) Sport & exercise science22
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies1
(V1) History by period4
(Q8) Classical studies1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science2
(W5) Dance1

UK Prospects

0.50% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
8740 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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