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Training and volunteering

Training opportunities

Find out about training opportunities:

  • Local organisation Access to Sports runs an extensive sports programme for young people in Islington, Hackney and Haringey. It offers a comprehensive coach education and leadership programme to become a qualified sports coach, a physical activity instructor, a referee or a qualified first aider.
  • The Arsenal Gappers Programme offers an opportunity to get involved in community football coaching with Arsenal in the Community, both in London and overseas. There is a cost to be on the programme. However, the This Girl Can Islington project funds free places for women who live in Islington.
  • BTEC Sports Programme – Arsenal in the Community deliver a two year BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport for individuals aged 16-18. This unique programme combines the theoretical elements of Sports Science with the practical realities of the industry.
  • The Arsenal Saturday Jobs programme allows individuals to work for three hours per week over a 12 week period on the Arsenal in the Community Market Stall in Chapel Market and at the Arsenal Hub. This allows individuals to gain an insight into the Community Sports Sector.
  • GLL, also known as Better, manages leisure centres in Islington and England:
    London Leisure College offers vocational training, qualifications, workforce skills development and educational courses for the leisure industry.
    GLL careers website
  • Islington Borough Ladies Football Club and Islington Football Development Partnership give support to football coaches, offer work experience from two weeks to two months, and employ coaches. For more information contact: michael.macneill@islington.gov.uk; 07443 544463.
  • London Sport offer training courses and development opportunities.
  • The Lawn Tennis Association is the national governing body for tennis. It offers training for coaches, officials and volunteers, help with funding to attend a course, coach development, apprenticeships, tennis leaders, training courses to be a tennis coach for disabled people and training courses to be a tennis coach for students.
  • Isledon Arts runs three youth hubs: Lift, Platform, and Rose Bowl. Occasional job offers, volunteering placements and training opportunities are placed on the hubs’ websites and on Instagram.

Coaching opportunities

Find out about coaching opportunities:

  • London Sport offers coaching services to help coaches and organisations with information and guidance to help their development, and support individuals to get more active.
  • London Sport has information about safeguarding.

Volunteering opportunities

Find out about volunteering opportunities:

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