Further education and skills – guidance

Coaching apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the coaching sector.

There are around 1.1 million coaches currently in the UK across schools, youth clubs, leisure centres and sports clubs. The demand for competent, qualified sports coaches has risen because of the popularity of sports in the UK.

Training opportunities

Work in this area is usually community based, such as:

  • coaching a local football team
  • working for a regional sports society

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of coaching apprenticeships. The level depends on both the sport you want to coach, and the level you want to coach at, as some sports are more technical than others.

Intermediate level apprenticeships:

You could train in roles like:

  • diving coach
  • water polo coach
  • community sports coach
  • swimming coach
  • club coach/instructor
  • swimming teacher
  • community sports coach
  • tennis coach

Advanced level apprenticeships:

You could train in roles like:

  • senior coach
  • fitness coach
  • club coach/instructor