The numbers of UK adults participating in sport is on the rise. Research by Sport England has found that 15.74 million adults now play sport at least once a week. 1.65 million more than in 2005/6. As a consequence there are now more employment opportunities in this area in a wide range of roles including sports coaching, performance analysis, disability sports, sports development, gym and leisure centre management and outdoor activities and education. Our qualification has been created to meet the skills requirements of the sports sector covering planning fitness programmes and activities, assisting with sports and leisure events, sports coaching, health, nutrition and the workings of the body.