After years of delivering stand-alone qualifications which in many cases led to work, a specific project request led to us realise the enhanced and improved learning experience we can provide when bundling different elements of a program together to make the learners work-ready.
As part of the bundle delivery, we will endeavour to identify potential work offers with local providers in the industry, but at the very least, all learners would receive careers advice and support at the end of the process to help them find work. The potential elements included will depend on what is needed for the specific role we are training students for but around the main qualification needed options include:
We are interested in developing these bundles with partners in all ﬁelds so please get in touch if this is something you are interested in.
A quick look at the government careers advice (https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-proﬁles/ sports-coach) site will tell you that you can earn between £14,000 and £35000 a year being a sports coach and the top recommendation is that you take a university course. A sports coaching qualiﬁcation is not even listed – although that would be covered by an apprenticeship – but again an apprenticeship is a massive commitment and also not that easy to get on.
With our University elective campaign and work in the community, WimX has spoken to many learners who feel they had to go down the University route to get qualiﬁed and who would have been better suited to taking a different route. What’s more, they still have to take an actual coaching qualification outside of their degree to be able to work legally and with insurance. Many people will be making the right choice to go to University but we feel passionately about opening up a career in sports coaching to those who don’t have this option, can’t afford it and aren’t necessarily connected to work opportunities.
So we’d like to qualify and help 100 people in 2021 find work with our Sports Coaching Work-Ready Bundle and we need partners to do it. We plan to link up the training program with actual job opportunities at the end. Through the work experience element, learners and employers will get to “try before they buy” and have a better chance of finding good matches compared to the normal recruitment methods. Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved as an employer.