Apply Now

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.

£10,492

Median Salary

New workers start around £944. Normal pay is £10,492 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £31,553.

Daily Tasks

  • Manages the playing areas and competitors, starts race, competition or match and controls its progress according to established rules.
  • Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment.
  • Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met.
  • Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants.
  • Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation.
  • Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made.
  • Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists.
  • Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Monitoring
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Related Courses

Sports Level 1

The one-year course is designed around practical skills in preparation for students to demonstrate what they can do, alongside developing the knowledge and personal skills required to progress to further vocational study within Sport & Public Services.

Length: 1 Year
Study: Full Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

View Course

Sports and Physical Activity Level 2

With a combination of both practical and theoretical learning, the Sports Level 2 course prepares all students ready for employment and the knowledge required to progress onto Level 3.

Length: 1 Year
Study: Full Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

View Course

Sports and Physical Activity Level 3

The Sports and Physical Activity qualification is ideal for those looking to pursue a successful career in health and fitness sector as a fitness instructor, personal trainer or exercise professional.

Length: 2 Years
Study: Full Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

View Course

Understanding Nutrition and Health Level 2

This fully online course will teach you about the role food and exercise play in maintaining health, and what the information on food labelling really means and how to use it correctly.

Length: 12 Weeks
Study: Online Learning
Location: Online

View Course