We've been struggling to find qualified coaches since the pandemic hit. We believe there are a handful of reasons behind this, though it is only speculation.
1. With jobs in the coaching industry drying up due to government constraints, many people were compelled to change careers, and if that has proven to be a success, I congratulate them and wish them all the best!
2. We rely on passionate, energetic, and driven students for a lot of our coaching. The amount of competent university students we would normally see at this time of year has decreased due to the bulk of courses being online, students working from home, and constraints on face-to-face delivery.
What future impact would a lack of qualifications and hands-on experience have on the employability of all students in their first and second years of sports coaching and education courses?
We kept asking ourselves this question throughout our search for good quality coaches, as we were running into dead ends after dead ends of unqualified applicants seeking coaching positions.
What could we do to assist in the provision of more coaching opportunities?
We decided to become a recognised centre for delivering 1st4Sport accredited qualifications, and we're now equipped to deliver 1st4Spot Level 2 In Sports Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity). The goal of these courses is to provide universities, colleges, and sports organisations with flexible sports qualifications that will make aspiring coaches more employable, give them the skills and confidence they need to get some hands-on experience while studying, and help us grow our Coaches Network and provide the best service possible to our partners.
Please contact us if you know of any colleges, universities, or sports organisations that are interested in sponsoring a course to assist qualify their students or members.
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