You may be able to start by doing an advanced apprenticeship as a sporting excellence professional (AASE).
Once you've completed your apprenticeship, you may turn professional or continue as an amateur while you get more experience.
Apprenticeship training providers set their own entry requirements.
You can find out more from the professional body for your sport.
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship