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Established in 1999, Ignite Sport UK's primary aim is to inspire people with sport, activity, and wellbeing, and to help create a sense of achievement for participants of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Based in Oxford and operating nationally, we provide a portfolio of training and services to individuals, schools and the sports industry, ranging from weekly clubs for tots to adult courses.
We are a registered training provider for sport & education qualifications, working in further education, apprenticeships, and adult education. We are listed on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP) and hold a direct levy contract with the ESFA. We use a blended learning approach with a combination of on-the-job training, face-to-face training, and online e-portfolios. We train apprentices in schools across the UK to support the provision of sport.
Ignite Sport UK is a registered centre for 1st4Sport and Pearson qualifications, and is an education centre for The Football Association.
Our customers include early year settings, primary schools, secondary schools, county councils, charities, private coaching companies, professional football clubs, gyms, the NHS, and apprenticeship training agencies.
Our success has been built around creativity, diligent processes, quality of coaching, and high-level tutoring and mentoring, alongside a fantastic head office team and a focus on impeccable customer service. We are proud to be in our 20th year and have a wealth of experience in the industry.
We are official community partners to Oxford City Football Club, with our head office based at The Community Arena, Oxford City FC – a lively hub within the Oxford community for sport and events that attracts over 7000 visitors per month. It’s at this venue that we also host our Football Education Programme, and it’s the learning site for our apprenticeships, where our 90+ 16-18-year-old learners utilise the state-of-the-art facilities and 3G FIFA Pro pitch.
The latest edition to the Ignite family is FitFest Oxford, Oxfordshire’s largest fitness and wellness festival. This is an exciting addition that fits perfectly within our aims and vision.