Unit 2: Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity

Unit 2: Self-Employment in Sport and Physical Activity

Level: 3

Unit type: Internal

Guided learning hours: 60

Unit in brief

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of self-employment and apply this to develop a self-employment strategy within the context of the sport industry.

Unit introduction

Self-employment in the sports industry is very common, whether it is directly in the sports industry in a role such as personal trainer, instructor or coach, or in the supporting industries in a role

such as nutritionist or physiotherapist. There are a huge range of opportunities with rewarding challenges, such as working with clients on a part-time basis as part of a portfolio of jobs or in a full-time position.

In this unit, you will investigate types of self-employment and the personal skills and behaviours required for self-employment. You will also consider client and customer needs and opportunities within the sports industry. You will then use this knowledge to define a self-employment strategy and business plan. You will then develop the skills to present and review your self-employment strategy.

This unit will help you to progress to self-employment or employment in the sports, activities and fitness industry. The unit will also help you to progress to further study in higher education or to professional qualifications in the sports, fitness and outdoor activities industry.

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A     Explore self-employment within the sports, fitness and outdoor activities industry

B     Design a strategy for self-employment in the sports, fitness and outdoor activities industry

C     Present and review the feasibility of the self-employment strategy.

Summary of unit

Learning aim

Key content areas

Recommended assessment approach

A Explore self-employment within the sports, fitness and outdoor activities industry

A1 Self-employment

A2 Personal skills and professional behaviours

A3 Customer and client needs

A4 Self-employment opportunities

Presentation on self- employment opportunities in relation to personal benefits, risks and career intentions.

B Design a strategy for self-employment in the sports, fitness and outdoor activities industry

B1 Sources of finance

B2 Legal and financial legislation and regulations

B3 Strategy and business plan

Presentation of

self-employment strategy, including feasibility review.

C Present and review the feasibility of the self-employment strategy

C1 Presenting and feedback

C2 Review

Assessment criteria

Pass                                            Merit                                           Distinction

Learning aim A: Explore self-employment within the sports, fitness and outdoor activities industry

 

 

 

 

 

A.D1  Evaluate

self-employment opportunities in relation to personal benefits, risks and career intentions.

A.P1 Describe the types of self-employment in the sports, fitness and

outdoor activities industry and their trading practices.

A.P2 Relate skills and professional behaviours to the needs of customers, clients and employment type.

A.M1 Compare self-employment opportunities within the sports, fitness and outdoor activities industry.

Learning aim B: Design a strategy for self-employment in the sports, fitness and outdoor activities industry

 

 

B.D2  Develop an effective and comprehensive self-employment strategy and business plan showing effective consideration of target market.

B.P3 Assess sources of finance, legal and financial legislation and  regulations related

to self-employment.

B.P4 Develop a self- employment strategy and business plan.

B.M2 Develop a detailed and sound self-employment strategy, clearly informed by market research.

Learning aim C: Present and review the feasibility of the self-employment strategy

 

 

C.D3  Confidently present a business plan, strategy and an in-depth feasibility review.

C.P5 Appropriately present a business plan, strategy and feasibility review.

C.M3 Effectively present a business plan, strategy and an in-depth feasibility review.


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