Volunteering and Internships

Volunteering in sport helps you to develop new skills and experiences as you support organisations to make a real difference to people’s active lifestyles.

NGB Training Courses

All sports have a National Governing Body (NGB) which controls all aspects of the sport across the country they are operating in. They include The Football Association, British Dodgeball, England Athletics. They are important social institutions and custodians of tradition, influencing who gets to play sport and on what terms.

All NGBs offer coaching and officiating pathways which can be accessed by anyone who wants to get involved in these areas of the sport. Courses have historically been held in face to face settings with elements of theory and practical learning taking place. These courses are aimed at all different levels so if you  have not been involved before do not be concerned.

During the current times many NGBs have moved elements of their coaching and officiating courses online so you can use this time to start your future development in these areas.

As well as official courses many NGBs are also offering webinars online. These sessions are giving learning on many areas from experts in the sports and definitely worth checking out the NGB website for your sport to see what is on offer that you can benefit from. Most of these sessions can be accessed free of charge.

The following information about available courses and webinars can be found through the website of the NGB for your sport. If you cannot find what you are looking for please contact our Officer for Workforce and Employability Ellen on sportsvolunteer@manchester.ac.uk  

There are opportunities to access bursary funding to help with the cost of any such training courses if you are an active volunteer on the Sports Volunteer Scheme. Find more information about funding on our main Volunteering Page. 

American Football - Coming Soon

American Football

Full cost: £30
SVS Funding Available: £20 for first 5 applicants

Dodgeball

Introduction to Dodgeball

Full cost: £20
SVS Funding Available: £15 for first 10 applicants

Handball

Level 1 Coach

Full cost: £99
SVS Funding Available: As per bursary details

Handball

Webinar Sessions

Full cost: Free

Lacrosse - Coming Soon

Level 1 Umpire or Referee Course

Full cost: £30
SVS Funding Available: £20 for first 15 applicants

Rugby Union

RFU Refereeing Resources

Full cost: Free
SVS Funding Available: N/A 

Table Tennis

Community Champions Course

Full cost: Free
SVS Funding Available: N/A 

Running Leadership

LiRF – Leadership in Running Fitness

Full cost: Unaffiliated £170   / Affiliated £140 to England Athletics
SVS Funding Available: As per Bursary funding  

Basketball

Level 2 Coach

Full cost: £185
SVS Funding Available: As per bursary details

Handball

Table Official

Full cost: £7.50
SVS Funding Available: £5 for first 15 applicants

Handball

Level 1 Referee

Full cost: £50
SVS Funding Available: As per bursary details

Hockey

Level 1 Unassessed Umpire Course

Full cost: £30
SVS Funding Available: £20 for first 15 applicants

Squash - Coming End of Nov

Level 1 Coach

Full cost: TBC
SVS Funding Available: TBC

Rugby Union

RFU Coaching Resources

Full cost: Free
SVS Funding Available: N/A 

Volleyball

Online Learning and Talks

Full cost: Free
SVS Funding Available: N/A 

Fitness Instructor

Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Full cost: £499.00
SVS Funding Available: on request of Fitness Volunteer Bursary 

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Fitness classes

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