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Sports and fitness workers

Description

Code

342

Description

Sports and fitness workers prepare for and compete in sporting events for financial gain; train amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance; promote participation and standards in sport; organize and officiate sporting events; and provide instruction, training and supervision for various forms of exercise and other recreational activities.
Tasks performed usually include: participating in competitive sporting events; conducting sports training to develop ability in and knowledge of the sport; compiling rules concerning the conduct of sporting competitions, and controlling the progress of these events; planning, organizing and conducting practice sessions; developing and designing fitness programmes; delivering group exercise classes and personal tuition in a variety of fitness activities; promoting sports and sports skills development; and overseeing the participation of young people in sport.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:
3421 Athletes and Sports Players
3422 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
3423 Fitness and Recreation Instructors and Programme Leaders

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