Institute Of Sporting Futures
@ Hermitage Academy
Your fast track to a career in sports coaching
Passionate about sport? Challenge your limits, reach your potential, and take your first steps to a successful career in sports, fitness or leisure with ISF. A brand new programme for school leavers endorsed by Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill, ISF will help you build the future you want.
What is ISF?
ISF is the fast track route to a sports coaching career. A unique two-year programme for school leavers, it provides all the essential qualifications, knowledge and hands on experience needed to start working in the sports, leisure and fitness industries.
ISF is a real alternative to A-levels or apprenticeships, designed for those who want to turn their love for sport into a successful career.
Download a copy of our prospectus to find out more!
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill
ISF has been developed in conjunction with one of Britain’s best-loved and most successful athletes, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. A London 2012 Olympic gold medallist and three-time world champion in the heptathlon, Jess inspired millions with her achievements. Now, she’s part of the ISF programme to help motivate and inspire a new generation of world class sports coaches across the UK.
I know there are a lot of young people out there who see their future in sport. Through the ISF, we hope to give them a pathway to follow that will teach the many life skills that I learned as an athlete - discipline, time-keeping, passion, planning and application, whilst at the same time giving them valuable qualification.
Your Sporting Future
ISF opens up a huge number of opportunities for students – from immediate employment to further education. It’s about creating adaptable, well rounded individuals, with the skills, experience and confidence required to take on any challenge, and take advantage of every opportunity. Graduate from ISF, and you’ll be a step ahead of the competition when it comes to building your perfect career.
A head start
Spread your wings
the american dream
ISF is underpinned by 7 core principles – the winning ethos and strong values that define the programme:
ISF students will have access to:
Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activities
This qualification is intended for post-16 learners who wish to study a vocational sport and physical activity qualification, and be provided with the opportunity to apply theory through a number of practical activities, such as coaching. The level 3 diploma is delivered over 2 years within a school setting, and includes 8 mandatory units.
Gain UCAS points equivalent to 2 A-Levels by completing your ACTIVTECH with us.
Submit Your Application
Create your Legacy
ISF is committed to widening access to further education for young people who want to build a career in sport.
Applications are open to all students who have a passion for sport, and a real desire to succeed in our industry.
We will assess applicants on individual merit, providing careful consideration to educational, sporting, personal and vocational achievements as part of the process.