Other careers of interest to Sport Coaching students include gym instructor, personal trainer, outdoor adventure leader, teaching, uniformed services, armed forces. Prospects website has a good range of information about sports coaching related career paths.
You will need an up to date relevant and concise cv to apply for jobs and/or gain voluntary positions as a coach. It is important to tailor your cv or application to demonstrate your strengths and suitability for a job and to draw an employer's attention to the most relevant aspects of your education/experience.
- Interviews for coaching positions will concentrate on technical aspects of the Sport you are wanting to coach. (For example there may be questions on how you might improve a tennis players serve or a footballers long range passing).
- It is useful to have some background knowledge about any recent developments in the sport which you can find on that particular sport's governing body internet site
- Depending on the role, you could be asked about your ability to engage with different client groups and how you might persuade someone to engage in one of your activities.
- As with most jobs your IT ability will be important - for example; to record and monitor attendance of clients who attend your sessions.
Self Employment is a possible future consideration for Sport Coaching students at some point in their career. With the relevant qualifications and experience Sport Coaches could consider developing their own summer camps for example or build up their own data base of clients.
You can find more information about self-employment and the support available to you here.
Some careers open to sport coaching students will require further post graduate study. For example to become a teacher at either secondary or primary level will need to get qualified teacher status. You may also want to get consider further coaching qualifications.