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Access To Sport

Designed to provide students with a high quality of support.


Programme Overview

Our Access To Sport Programme has been designed to provide students with a high quality of support, enabling them to achieve positive habits of time keeping, travelling to and from a place of work and developing their personal soft skills such as confidence and communication to help them back onto a successful career path.

Incorporating both sports coaching and employment skills, the first 10 weeks of this programme will help students to identify any barriers to employment that thy are facing, whilst introducing Functional Skills Support and the basics of sports coaching.

Our dedicated sports tutors will support you throughout the programme, ensuring you develop the key skills and behaviours that employers are looking for by learning through sport coaching activities. This is also a great opportunity to progress with your maths and English Functional Skills qualifications and experience working with one of our various employers on a work experience placement. Our student engagement and careers team, will guide you through this programme with the final goal of securing an apprenticeship, employment or college offer.

Eligibility Criteria

Age 16 to 18 (or 19 to 24 with an EHCP)?

Have you been UK resident for 3+ years?

Low Maths and/or English grades?

Little or no work experience?

Looking for a career in sport or coaching?

Next Start Date: 22nd November 2021

"My Journey has been a positive experience, I wanted to get into sport for a long time however I wasn't sure in what direction to go. Thanks to Malcolm and Jack I am now a confident coach and have a job waiting for me as soon as I finish my final assessment. I have met great people on the course and would not change a thing about my experience on the course. It's been fantastic."


Curriculum Overview

Personal & Social Development

Self-assessment and Personal Reflection
Managing social relationships and behaviours
Posture and articulation
Team building
Career planning


Social Networks and on-line safety
CV Writing skills
Interview techniques
Customer Service
Health and Wellbeing
Presentation skills

Enhanced Curriculum

Engaging Sports Coaching activities which can lead to further progression with your Sports Coaching Career. These activities are delivered in an outdoor, sport environment.

In a professional role

Gain experience with a real employer in a professional Sports Coaching role.

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