We are committed to helping people fulfil their potential and achieve their career and personal goals through the delivery of high quality, engaging vocational sports coaching and fitness qualifications.

The Ultimate Training PARTNERSHIP

We put our partnerships at the core of what we do. Our employer partners continue to access our training services because we consider their specific needs every step of the way. We focus on providing flexible, tailored training to help your organisation achieve its true potential.

How we do it?

Training Consultation

High Quality Provision

Quality Assurance

Business Impact

We Specialise in

Sports Coaching

PE & School Sport

Post-16 Sport & Education

Enrol, Engage, Excel

Whether you are a business owner, school, sports coach, or are looking to start a career in sports, you can come to us in the confidence that we will provide you with the training, support and advice you need to succeed.

Institute of Sporting Futures

  • Exciting new Post-16 Sport & Education Programme
  • Endorsed by Olympic Champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill
  • Embedded work experience
  • Industry standard qualifications
  • A fast track route to a sports coaching career
  • Delivered by a winning team of proven sports coaches and pioneering training professionals
  • Worldwide opportunities


  • Funding available
  • Providing learners with valuable hands-on experience working whilst learning
  • Improves opportunities for progression in working life
  • Training the skills employers need
  • Accessible to anyone over 16 years of age, in need of further training to help improve career prospects
  • Funding available for new & existing employees

Workforce Development

  • Funding may be available
  • Upskill your workforce and improve business opportunities by investing in high quality workplace learning courses
  • Choose from a range of industry-specific courses, leading to recognised, up-to-date qualifications
  • Perfect as part of a staff CPD programme
  • Courses are designed to provide a cost-effective way of improving the skills and knowledge of your staff members

Independent Courses

  • Relevant, up-to-date, industry recognised qualifications
  • Engaging, practical courses
  • Expert trainers with extensive real-world experience
  • Flexible, tailored training to meet your individual needs
  • A real commitment to customer service
  • Quality services and real value for money

our partners

Meet The Team

Meet the wonderfully enthusiastic, passionate and talented individuals that lead the First Step Training team.

Rob Brown

Training Manager

Jodie Love

Lead Tutor/Assessor

Amanda Bratton


Alistair Ricketts

Internal Quality Assurance

    What they're saying

    Below are just some of the positive things that our clients are saying about us. We are pleased to find that our services are such a success and can be so beneficial to so many individuals. This is why we do what we do.