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If working outdoors, keeping fit and healthy and sharing your lifestyle with others sounds like a dream job, then a career in the sports sector could be perfect for you. There are over 3,500 openings every year in this sector, with regular opportunities for PE teachers, fitness instructors, sports coaches and leisure assistants to succeed!

But with over 17,000 people employed in the industry in Greater Manchester, you don’t need to be in a physically active role to enjoy a career in the sports sector. You could find yourself managing a leisure club or working as a sports psychologist – depending on your passions – with both positions expecting an increase in job opportunities in the coming years.

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Please take a moment to interact with the Labour Market Information (LMI) card to explore the different job opportunities available.

The Labour Market Information will give you an insight into the skills you will need for future employment and details such as:

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Expected Industry Growth

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Progression Opportunities

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Explore the jobs you can apply for, once you complete different course levels.

Community Activity Coach

Health Trainer

Leisure Team Member

Community Sport & Health Officer

Fitness Instructor

Leisure Centre Supervisor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Personal Trainer

Sporting Excellence Professional

Leisure Centre Manager

Outdoor Learning Specialist

Sport Performance Analyst

Sports Coach

Sports Development Officer

PE Teacher

Sports Commentator

Sports Psychologist

Sports Rehabilitator

Sports Scientist


Dubbed the greatest sporting city in 2015, there’s arguably no better place to study Sports, Exercise and Fitness than in Manchester, with its history, heritage and sporting drive!

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