Active Essex - Sports Strategy

Tue, September 11, 2018

"Active Essex, the county sports partnership for Greater Essex, and Creative Sport & Leisure Ltd, specialists in apprenticeships and work-based learning, have unveiled a new Sport Skills Strategy and Action Plan based on new research that identifies the need to develop a highly skilled, dynamic and diverse workforce in the sport and leisure sector.

Giving professional development opportunities to existing coaches, instructors and volunteers, as well as reforming qualifications and training frameworks to attract and develop young people into the industry, are amongst the key recommendations from the report.

Currently, the leisure sector employs almost 22,000 people in Essex accounting for around 2.5% of all jobs in the county. There are also around 3,000 self-employed people in related sports roles.

The research has informed an evidence-based Sports Skills Action Plan that will be driven by Active Essex and Creative Sport & Leisure, to increase skills and employment in the county. It will also support the delivery of the Creative Sport & Leisure ‘Creating Sector Leaders’ plan and Active Essex’s four-year strategy to change 1 million lives by getting people in Essex active."

Read full article on Active Essex website, here