Sport England have invested £5 million of National Lottery funding into the project aimed at helping keep workers in the sport and physical activity sector. Up to 50,000 sports coaches, volunteers, fitness professionals and group exercise instructors can now apply for support to return to working in the sector as it continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
The programme has been designed for those who, prior to the pandemic, worked in the sport and physical activity sector but had to find other work as a result of the restrictions imposed on sporting activities and facilities.
It aims to help them return, as well as provide additional skills, funding and support for up to 5,000 self-employed professionals and micro-businesses, as well as work with up to 500 sector employers to address skills shortages and fund essential training.
UK Coaching and Exercise, Movement and Dance UK (EMD UK) will work with CIMSPA to deliver the programme. Applications for support are now open via the ReTrain to Retain website, with applicants also able to immediately access a range of free resources and benefits from the delivery partners, and others, all designed to support people in getting their careers and businesses back on track.
- Learning opportunities, products and services provided by CIMSPA, EMD UK, UK Coaching and other suppliers and supporters
- Access to member benefits supplied by CIMSPA
- Training and resources from UK Coaching, for sports coaches
- Subscription to UK Coaching Club
- A range of career-boosting resources, webinars and class delivery tools from EMD UK
- The CIMSPA Digital Marketing Hub, to improve digital marketing skills
- A series of live webinars delivered by experts in their field
- A job matching service to help people gain employment with CIMSPA employer partners
- Access to training and qualifications based on individual needs, through ReTrain funding.
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