Building a Stronger Workforce
Our vision is that everyone working in sport and activity feels confident, valued and supported.
We’ve developed a plan to give the more than 400,000 people who work in the sport and physical activity sector in England – and the people they help get active – the best possible support.
Working in an Active Nation has two main objectives.
Support the workforce to become more customer focused
Our aspiration is to ensure that people who do sport and physical activity have the best possible experience.
To achieve this, those who work in the sector need to be recruited, developed and supported in the right way.
We’re proposing a shift in emphasis, with workforce development placing a deep understanding of the people who do sport and activity at its heart.
Develop the workforce so that it’s recognised as professional
By developing things such as a clear set of professional standards, career development pathways and new qualification and training approaches, the strength of the sport and physical activity sector will be more widely recognised.
It will also help people feel united and proud to be part of the sector, fostering increased collaboration and, ultimately, lead to more people getting active.
Latest News from
Almost 300,000 More People Are Active12/10/2018 12:05:00
Results from the Active Lives Adult Survey May 17/18 shows inactivity rates are also beginning to improve.
Beat The Street to Expand in England08/10/2018 11:38:00
Community activity game to spread with 59 new games across East Midlands and south west.
Funding to Increase Diversity in Leadership Roles05/10/2018 11:37:00
Lottery and Exchequer money will aim to provide 140 'board ready' candidates by 2021.
Cycling Gets £15 Million Investment28/09/2018 16:05:00
Sports England will deliver the government funding with British Cycling.
New Teacher Training to Target Attitudes to PE on Schools25/09/2018 15:56:00
Secondary schools to benefit from up to £13.5 million investment in workforce skills.
Coach Core Gets Nearly £1 Million to Double Apprenticeship Scheme25/09/2018 12:43:00
The Royal Foundation's coaching project will increase its sites from 10 to 20.
This Girl Can campaign transforming lives down under03/09/2018 09:15:00
An Australian version of our flagship campaign has enjoyed huge success in getting more women active
Tim Hollingsworth Appointed New Chief Executive of Sport England28/08/2018 11:37:00
Our new chief executive will join us in November after seven years at the British Paralympic Association.