Based in Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire our Coaching Academy is a fast track to a career in the sports coaching industry.  The 2 year full time programme provides school leavers with the opportunity to gain a host of valuable qualifications and skills to pursue their career.  It is an alternative to staying on at 6th form or completing a college course giving you real hands on experience in the industry, whilst still completing your qualifications and gaining the requirements to attend University.

Whilst on the academy programme you will gain experience in a wide variety of coaching across different settings with First Step Sports Group, and their senior coaching team.


The Academy programme consists of a combination of classroom & practical delivery and work placement. In addition an enrichment programme of activities covering physical activity and employability workshops will also be in place.



  • 1st4sport Level 2 Diploma in Coaching Sport and Instructing Physical Activities
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activities (equivalent to two A Levels)

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Physical Education and School Sport Suite

  • Level 2 Certificate
  • Level 3 Certificate
  • Level 3 Award (Dance)

In additions students will also receive the following add ons

  • Industry Minimum standards (1st Aid, Safeguarding Children)
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Preparations for Coaching Sport (QCF) 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport (QCF)
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  • Start date: 03/09/2018
  • Study duration: 2 years

Latest news

1st December 2017

Taking Your Business Further

Whole Business Development – Taking Advantage of PE Sports Premium  A must attend event for forward thinking leaders and managers working within primary school physical activity, health and education, get the latest insight, drive debate and engage in high quality networking. The ‘Taking your Business Further Conference’ will explore strategies and themes to take advantage…

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26th September 2016

Level 2 Certificate In Supporting Learning in PE & School Sport (QCF)

Level 2 Certificate In Supporting Learning in PE & School Sport (QCF) Developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE), the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport aims to provide learners with an introduction to a number of roles through an engagement with physical education and school…

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22nd September 2016

Take Your First Step with Us

Make the First Step to a Career in Coaching We are looking for enthusiastic new trainees to be put through their paces in our Coaching Academy!  Are you aged between 16 and 24?  Do you have a passion for sports, dance, cycling or fitness?  Have you ever found it hard to gain employment because you…

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4th May 2016

Coaching Academy

  Begin your journey to a successful career today with First Step Training’s newly launched Training Academy. If you’re aged 16-24 years old and have a passion for sport, dance, cycle or fitness then our newly launched training programme is for you. The Coaching Academy is designed to offer those living in the Hull &…

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