A boxing instructor is somebody who teaches groups or individuals both the theoretical and physical aspects of the sport.
A boxing instructor must be able to evaluate athletes to determine their strengths and weaknesses, and then adapt their training routines to help them improve. They may also have to prepare people for competitions and events. A boxing instructor must keep up-to-date with the sport and happenings within the industry. They must also have good organisational skills, and the ability to plan and conduct practice sessions.
Experience is far more relevant than qualifications. People who have a competitive history of boxing themselves will be favoured over those who don't. A Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check is required in order to teach children. Candidates who hold qualifications in sports related subjects and nutrition may be favoured, as long as they have previous boxing experience.
Boxing instructor jobs can be found throughout the UK in boxing gyms, mixed martial arts (MMA) gyms, and traditional gyms. Boxing coaches may work independently, travelling to different establishments each day to conduct practice sessions. Part time and full time jobs can often be found through recruitment agencies.
The salary of a boxing instructor can vary according to the amount of clients they have have, and how often they work. Most boxing instructors who have employment through a gym earn around £22,000. Experienced freelancers who have a lot of private clients could earn up to £60,000.