The Working in Sport module is designed to form part of the self-development in which the student can begin to build a career path and gain an understanding of the professional working environment either through paid employment or voluntary work.
In consultation with the teaching staff, the student is offered the opportunity to undertake a personally relevant work placement in a specific area of professional practice that relates to their own vocational aims and ambitions. This will allow them to experience one or several aspects of the sports industry and develop an appreciation of the working environment. Although all sport-related industry positions are acceptable, all of the students will be encouraged to gain as broad a range of experience as possible to improve their employability possibly during their studies and most definitely after graduation.
The students will be expected to produce a PDP plan and a subsequent reflective portfolio outlining their experiences within their placement. The PDP and embedded SWOT analysis will encourage students to identify their current strengths and weaknesses, the need for development in specific areas, and an increased understanding of the diversity of opportunities presented by the sports industry.