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ReTrain to ReTain

Funded support, resources and training built for you


Skills, training, and targeted support for 25,000 volunteer coaches and 25,000 employed coaches and fitness professionals


The ReTrain to ReTain initiative will provide a route back into coaching for volunteer coaches who have lost their connection to coaching through the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Maybe you have had to stop or cut back on your volunteering activities due to Covid-19; or maybe your confidence and motivation has been shaken by the upheaval coronavirus has caused to your daily life.

If this is you, then ReTrain to ReTain might be just what you need to help you rediscover your confidence and enthusiasm and get your coaching mojo back.

UK Coaching recognises that the recovery of our volunteer coaching workforce is critical to the recovery of the nation. That’s why we are providing funded support packages for coaches. Whether you’re a volunteer or part of the employed coaching workforce, read on to find out what support you could receive (employed coaches will be directed to CIMSPA’s website, who we’ve partnered with, along with EMD UK).

About The Initiative

The ReTrain to ReTain programme, which is funded by Sport England, will prioritise 25,000 volunteer coaches who live in an area of economic deprivation or who support under-represented groups. If you are eligible for support, UK Coaching will provide you with a wealth of online training courses and resources to develop your coaching skills and furnish you with the minimum requirements to encourage and facilitate your smooth return to coaching. 

This includes access to:

  • a UK Coaching Club Subscription, worth £24 per year, which will give you 12 months' unlimited access to over 500 industry training materials, webinars, toolkits, professional templates and expert guides, as well as products and services to help you support yourself outside of coaching
  • Safeguarding Refresher eLearning (Digital Kids option), developed in partnership with safeguarding experts the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)
  • 'Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity+’ eLearning course, developed with mental health charity Mind
  • St John Ambulance First Aid Digital Refresher eLearning course
  • Inclusive Activity Programme eLearning course, developed with inclusion experts the Activity Alliance
  • all the benefits of a standard UK Coaching Club account, which includes Sudden Cardiac Arrest eLearning and our Duty to Care Digital Badge.

Applications are open until 31 March 2022, and support will be provided to the first 25,000 eligible applicants.

Apply today to see what level of funding you can access as part of the programme. If you are a volunteer coach, you’ll need to register (for free) or login below to access UK Coaching's Eligibility Checker and complete the application process, which takes only a few seconds.

Find Out If You're Eligible

I'm a volunteer coach

Select this option if you are a volunteer coach and you will be directed to UK Coaching's Eligibility Checker

Register or login to apply

I'm a paid coach

Select this option if you are a paid coach and you will be re-directed to the ReTrain to ReTain website

Find out more

ReTrain to ReTain is part of an ambitious £5million job retention and support package for sport and physical activity, funded by Sport England through the National Lottery and involving delivery partners CIMSPA and EMD UK.

In addition to UK Coaching’s commitment to support volunteer coaches, the programme includes wide-ranging support for paid sports coaches, self-employed coaches and fitness professionals, and employers.

Visit the ReTrain to ReTain website to find out more and apply for support.