Institute of Sporting Futures

Fast track your sports career

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 programme for school leavers endorsed by Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill, ISF will help you build the future you want.

I’ll be with you all the way!


What is ISF?

ISF is the fast track route to a sports coaching career. A unique two-year programme for school leavers, ISF 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!

ISF Course

Build the career you want with ISF

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.

  • Delivered over 2 years within a school setting.
  • Includes 8 mandatory units.

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Facilities to help you thrive

ISF have partnered with Notre Dame High School – who believe in ISF and share our core values. As part of the programme, you’ll be a part of Notre Dame 6th form life and the school community.


Dame Jessica

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 has inspired millions with her achievements.


Your sporting future

ISF opens up a number of pathways – from immediate employment to further education.

UK Employment

All ISF graduates are guaranteed an interview with a local employer.

Higher Education

Gain the qualifications and UCAS points needed to progress.

Worldwide Opportunities

Exciting opportunities with leading employers.

Sports Scholarship

ISF have teamed up with Future Pro USA to offer an exit route.

Build your perfect career with ISF


ISF network

Strategic partners to help shape the sports coaches of the future.


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