Applications now open for ‘ReTrain to Retain’
Posted: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 14:51
Skills, funding and support for the sport and physical activity community
ReTrain to Retain has been designed to support up to 50,000 sports coaches, volunteers, fitness professionals and group exercise instructors who have had to find work outside the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. The programme aims to help them remain in, or return to, the sport and physical activity sector.
It will also provide additional skills, funding, and support for up to 5,000 self-employed professionals and micro-businesses and will work with up to 500 sector employers to address skills shortages and fund essential training.
ReTrain to Retain supports applications via a dedicated website, where visitors will also be able to immediately access a range of free resources and benefits from CIMSPA, UK Coaching, EMD UK and others; all designed to support people in getting their careers and businesses back on track.
From late September, eligible applicants for the core ReTrain to Retain programme will be able to access a wealth of training, resources, and tools, including:
- 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
Up to 5000 self-employed professionals and owners of micro-businesses will receive additional support to help cover the costs of getting their business back on track, such as insurance costs, music licencing, equipment, clothing, and venue access. This support will be targeted at those working in areas of economic deprivation, providing services to tackle inequalities, or facing unemployment.