FUTURESMART has been established to help professional athletes prepare for life after your first career comes to an end. We help you gain the best CV possible for you to apply for your chosen second career or necessary qualifications when your time comes. Our programme falls into two sections:
YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
We develop bespoke programmes to help you improve your qualifications and CV for the future. This is about you and your needs. It might include academic qualifications, but more importantly, it is about what suits you and your progress. If you are undecided, or don’t know how your skill sets could be applied, we can offer some guidance to aid your decisions. We can help you access a range of professional or academic qualifications. Where appropriate, we can help you access Masters level courses without an undergrad degree via our PGCERT in Leadership.
We offer different packages: for example, our PS2E (Professional Sport to Education) is a 12 day placement in a school with a developmental portfolio, which will give you a taste of working in this environment. There are options to obtain further relevant qualifications should you wish to progress along a teaching/coaching/DOR type of route.
We can replicate this model for BUSINESS / MARKETING / REAL ESTATE / CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT / ACCOUNTANCY and many more. Every plan is about you and how our offers and programmes will fit around your needs.
Importantly, our programmes allow the attributes and skills acquired by each athlete to be utilised in their study of academic qualifications with universities and designed with potential employers in mind.
THE WELFARE HUB
All our students will also benefit from our WELFARE HUB. A Hub with like-minded businesses supporting professional athletes with bespoke services. The Hub consists of a wide range of services including financial advice, business coaching, insurances, mentoring, mortgages, recruitment, career planing, travel & holiday, personal coaching&development and many more.
We offer a free consultation, from which we would expect to draw up an Action Plan of what you think would be right for you. If you wished to continue with our services – such as arranging courses; negotiating with Universities; undertaking any of our packages; developing a Personal Portfolio of Evidence – there would be a small charge.
We are here to help you, please contact us for more information or to book your free consultation with Carole@futuresmart.uk or call me on 07903775649. If I can’t answer please leave a message and I will call you back.