Welcome to the second guide in our series on sports coaching apprenticeships!
In our previous guide, we gave you an overview of sports coaching apprenticeships and what they have to offer. This time, we’ll outline the process of finding and applying for the perfect sports coaching apprenticeship to kick-start your career in the field.
Researching Apprenticeship Opportunities
Start by researching and choosing the best-suited opportunities for your skill set and future aspirations. Think you might want to work with kids, athletes, or even recovering patients? Look for apprenticeship vacancies in the areas that give you the best chance of learning the skills you want, provided by reputable training providers, sports organisations, and educational institutions.
Why not start with our apprenticeship page? There you’ll find leading sports organisations offering a range of apprenticeships in sports coaching. First Step Training is your first step to finding exciting opportunities in the field!
Assessing Eligibility and Requirements
So, are you the right fit?
Review the eligibility criteria and requirements for each apprenticeship program you’re interested in. Do you meet the minimum age requirements and educational qualifications specified? Take note of any additional necessities, such as relevant work experience or certifications. You can narrow down and focus on the most suitable opportunities.
Preparing Your Application
The next step is to make sure you have all the documents and information you need to start writing your applications. For starters, you should have your CV and cover letter, highlighting your relevant skills, experience and qualifications related to sports coaching.
Check out our guide to writing the perfect cover letter to help get you started. Remember to tailor your application to each opportunity. There are no points for copying and pasting the same application notes for everything – trust us, we can tell!
Applying for Apprenticeships
Now you’ve prepared your application, it’s time to start applying! Visit the websites or portals such as the government’s Find an Apprenticeship website. Follow the application instructions provided by each organisation, and ensure you submit all required documents before the specified deadline.
Finding and applying for sports coaching apprenticeships is an exciting step towards launching your career in sports coaching. With this guide, you now have a clear roadmap for successfully applying for a sports coaching apprenticeship.
Stay in the loop with First Step Training
Stay tuned for our next guide on being the best version of yourself for an interview! Check out our apprenticeship pagefor current opportunities and take that vital first step towards becoming a sports coach through an apprenticeship.