Customer Notice:

Due to an act of vandalism at lifeLEISURE Cheadle, we have had no option but to close the main pool from Sunday 25th July to protect the health & safety of our staff and swimmers. The small pool will remain open as normal for lessons and public swimming session.

Customer Notice:

As part of the extensive investment into by SMBC, the pool at lifeLEISURE Avondale will be closed from Monday 9th August - Friday 13th August (inclusive) to enable essential work to be carried out on the roof.



lifeLEISURE offer apprentice opportunities across the business based in centre, in the community or at our Houldsworth Village centre. The initial apprentice term is for 12 months at level 2 and 3 but many apprentices who start with us continue for a second year (and in some cases longer!).

Entry Requirements:

Candidates who are accepted onto lifeLEISURE apprentice schemes will be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week & must possess a minimum of five GCSES Grade D+ or have relevant vocational experience.

Initial assessments are used to determine Maths and English skills where appropriate to determine suitability.

The apprenticeship provides a workplace learning opportunity for the apprentice as well as a day-release option pending qualification.

Course Details:

Apprentices will work in job roles such as Health & Fitness Coach’s, Receptionist, Lifeguards, Accounts Assistants, Admins Assistants and Crèche Assistants across the Life Leisure estate.

Apprenticeship qualifications will include:

  • Level 2/3 Technical Certificate (Job role specific)
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in English
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Information Communication Technology
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills


The qualification is assessed through continuous assessment via an electronic portfolio using a variety of work-based evidence, assignments and online examinations. Candidates will produce an electronic portfolio that will be internally and externally verified.


Opportunities are available for apprentices to progress onto the Level 3/3 Advanced Apprenticeships. With additional training and support from lifeLEISURE apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles such as a Trainee/Duty Managers.

For more information on the Life Leisure Apprenticeship scheme please email our HR Team