University chosen to pilot national sport employability scheme

6 February 2018

Canterbury Christ Church University has been selected as one of just ten institutions nationally, to take part in a government scheme to enhance career progression for sports students.

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has been commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The two-year pilot aims for universities to develop endorsed or recognised degree programmes relating to occupations within the sport and physical activity sector.

During the pilot, higher education partners will support the development of new CIMSPA membership categories that recognise academic, research and insight professionals, with a pathway to chartered membership.

The scheme will help people interested in working in the sector identify skills, knowledge and enhance career progression, as well as improving work placement and internship opportunities. It will also help the development of a national graduate training programme for the sector.  

Speaking about the partnership, Director of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Damian Coleman said: “We are delighted to be part of the pilot partnership and it will be of significant benefit to our undergraduate and postgraduate students as it will enhance our student employability offer.

“CIMSPA will empower our students to develop in professional roles within our sector and provide clear guidance and extensive support in the process.”

Full information about the ten universities taking part in the pilot scheme can be found in the higher education partnership pilot scheme directory.

Notes to editors

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with 17,000 students across Kent and Medway. Its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • Over 94% of our UK undergraduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2015/16 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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