To train as a martial arts instructor you can do a coaching qualification at college that's recognised by the National Governing Body (NGB) for your martial arts discipline.
Before taking a coaching qualification you'll need:
- instructor membership of your NGB
- a minimum grade approved by your NGB
- a recommendation from your association before attending an instructor award course
Some NGBs may expect you to have held an assistant coach qualification for 6 months. The NGB for your discipline can give you advice on qualifications as instructor awards differ between NGBs.
There are no set entry requirements for this route.