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Become a coach

Courses within Wolverhampton and across the region for anyone who is interested in becoming a qualified coach or expanding their existing coaching skills.

Coaching qualifications, alongside supporting qualifications can lead to paid employment and volunteering opportunities within sports clubs and organisations.

You should also look into funding opportunities to becoming a coach.

What you need

In order to become a fully qualified sports coach you would need to undertake:

  • the relevant governing body qualification at Level 1 and Level 2
  • a Child Protection course (Sports Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop)
  • an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously CRB) check
  • a first aid certificate (if a first aider will not be present)
  • in the instance of Swimming and Tennis, you will be required to gain a license.

Other SCUK and Running Sport workshops you may want/need to undertake include:

  • Equity in Your Coaching (Sports Coach UK)
  • Coaching Disabled Performers (Sports Coach UK)
  • Club for All (Running Sports)

Training courses 

To find out details of specific coaching courses in the region, you can visit the Active Black Country website, search the Sports Coach UK Workshop finder or look at our .

Contact us

For further advice about becoming a coach or funding for becoming a coach, please contact us on: