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Skills4Sports FREE Training Opportunities

If you have some free time on your hands and are interested in a career in Sports and Leisure then this FREE programme can help. Please reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating which course you want to access and provide a contact number so we can call you to discuss further. 

We have limited places available.

Please also circulate this around anyone you may know of who would want to take advantage of this offer.

For further information please contact Barry Woodburn on 01706 926211 or 07527 385746 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course 1 =  20 Places – Home Based ONLINE

  • Start Date – Tuesday 19 January 2021 - EVENING COURSE
  • Duration – max of 8 consecutive Tuesdays
  • Online Course, so attendance is home based and via Zoom
  • 6pm to 9pm each evening
  • Only Eligibility is that Students for this programme should be Heywood Residents and aged 16 and over up to Retirement age.

 Course 2 = 20 Places  - Home Based ONLINE

  • Start Date – Thursday 21 January 2021 - EVENING COURSE
  • Duration – max of 8 consecutive Thursdays
  • Online Course, so attendance is home based and via Zoom
  • 6pm to 9pm each evening
  • Only Eligibility is that Students for this programme should be Heywood Residents and aged 16 and over up to Retirement age.

Course 3 = 15 places – Home Based ONLINE

  • Start Date – Friday 22  January 2021 DAYTIME COURSE
  • Duration – max of 8 consecutive Fridays
  • Online Course, so attendance is home based and via Zoom
  • 10-4pm each Friday
  • Only Eligibility on this is to be aged 19 and over up to retirement age from ANYWHERE in the Borough of Rochdale (Rochdale, Middleton, Heywood or Pennine Townships) 

Course 4 = 15 places – Home Based ONLINE

  • Start Date - February 2021 – Day to be Confirmed
  • Duration – max of 8 weeks – day and time of course to be confirmed
  • Online Course, so attendance is home based and via Zoom
  • Day and Times to be confirmed
  • Only Eligibility is to be aged 16 and over up to retirement age and targeted mainly at Middleton residents.

The courses provide you with the following entry qualifications that the Industry asks for from applicants;

  • A Community Sports Leaders Award Level 2
  • An Emergency 1st Aid Qualification
  • A Certificate in Safeguarding
  • A Certificate in Disability Awareness
  • Access to additional specific Qualifications needed (for suitable candidates) in particular areas of the Sports/Leisure/Health and Wellbeing Industry
  • Access to Work Experience to enhance your employability.  Giving all an opportunity to showcase what abilities you have.

So great opportunities to secure the entry level qualifications needed to work in Sport and Leisure and ALL Free of charge.

Valuable work experience with Link4Life and other appropriate organisations will be provided.

On completion of the CSLA training programme there will be ongoing work experience offered as an opportunity for you to enhance your CV and improve your job prospects in the sport & leisure industry.

Further training may also be available.

The hours and venues can be tailored to your individual needs and include:

  • Swim Teaching
  • Exercise to Music
  • Gym Instructing
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • National Governing Body Coaching Awards Levels 1 & 2 in specific sports

Contact Details

Link4Life Training Academy
Link4Life
PO Box 428
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale
OL16 1ZL

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