Since August 2013, we have positioned ourselves to deliver, demand led, skills training across the sectors. Our success is based on responding to the labour market’s skills gaps by developing skills training and apprenticeship programmes that employers require. We are achieving this by creating bespoke skills training which is mapped and delivered through formal qualifications with a direct focus on the outcome. Through offering career choices and creating opportunities through innovative curriculum design we have become a preferred Training Provider. Our Strategic Intents and Values are at the forefront of everything we do and have remained unchanged since 2013, as they are just as apparent today when delivering the sectors workforce solution.
From day one, Creative Sport & Leisure have focused on Educating, Activating and Inspiring people by working in partnership with employers, stakeholders and industry experts. It became apparent that we were offering a solution to the sector’s skills problems. The evidence of our success in the early days was winning a tender commissioned by London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) in partnership with the Skills Funding Agency and the National Apprenticeship Service. We became the training provider of choice to deliver Apprenticeships in Sport and Leisure based at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) when it opened to the public in April 2014. Active Apprentice was created and today is an Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) in Sport and Leisure in England. The programme focused on the four host boroughs of QEOP and addressed both economic and social challenges by offering skills development and sector focused qualifications.
We deliver a range of Apprenticeship Standards, Traineeships and our own bespoke full time Future Skills Programme. All of these programmes use our unique Model of Delivery which incorporates our Society which we describe as Work Ability, Work, Competence, Values and Health.
Our direct focus for the future is to respond to Government changes to the Skills Landscape and Sporting Future Strategy by becoming the trusted advisors, developing solutions through skills training by Creating Sector Leaders that see the benefit to engage in Lifelong Learning.
Creative Sport & Leisure is a direct contract holder with the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the delivery of apprenticeships for both non-levy and levy employers. Creative Sport & Leisure underwent its first full inspection from Ofsted in September 2021, were we achieved a ‘Good’ outcome in the following areas:
CINCH Development is a wholly owned subsidiary of CSL and its primary function is to deliver Leadership & Management Apprenticeships along with Teaching & Learning qualifications and apprenticeships. We have developed this delivery model with leading employers across the country. CINCH Development’s delivery is flexible to meet employer’s needs and also offers Chartered Manager and Senior Leader Apprenticeships with our chosen partner Arden University.
Over the last two years, Creative Sport & Leisure has worked hard to ensure it continues to be demand led and is now a CIMPSA endorsed training provider. Creative Sport & Leisure is directly responding to Sport England’s strategies ‘Uniting the Movement’ and the ‘DfE’s Skills for Jobs: lifelong learning for opportunity and growth’ and will continue to adapt its training delivery to meet the needs of the workforce for the future.
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