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Award winning Aspiring Instructors course returns to Sefton

A training programme that will develop Sefton’s next generation of Sports Coaches and Fitness instructors is set to return for 2020.

Developed by Sefton Council and part funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Aspiring Instructors will help to improve the skills and employability for residents across the borough.

An Open Day for the programme will take place at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre on Tuesday 17th March at 10:30am

The 16-week course is targeted at Sefton residents and designed to help get people into a new career within the sports and fitness industry and become qualified in 1 of the following areas, swimming teaching, lifeguarding, fitness instructing, sports coaching and watersports instructing.

Set to begin in March, the programme will combine a mix of coaching and work placement with attendees’ receiving nationally recognised qualifications on completion of the course. Last year, participants gained over 118 qualifications between them.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Year on year the Aspiring Instructors programme proves that it can change lives with many course graduates qualifying as Outdoor Activities Instructors, Fitness Instructors and Lifeguards.

“This is a brilliant opportunity for anybody who is looking for a career in health and fitness and who in the future will have the skills to promote health and wellbeing across the borough.”

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, added: “This is a life-changing programme that has helped Sefton residents to increase employability, socialise and get active.

“Despite the financial challenges the council is facing we remain committed and use every opportunity we can to build resilient communities in line with our 2030 vision and this is one of the examples of how we are doing it.

“I urge anyone interested in qualifications in sport and fitness to attend an information session and make the first steps towards a new career.”

To find more about the scheme contact Active Sefton on 0151 288 6286 or Sefton@Work on 0151 934 2610.