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Careers Guidance Course

We are delighted to bring you our Careers Guidance Course, the first of its kind from the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

We want to attract new talent to fill the pipeline as our sector grows and others leave. With so many opportunities, our bespoke set of resources are designed to instil knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm into students and learners who are interested in pursuing a successful career in the sector.

This course provides both national and local insight from the sector, ensuring that the guidance is employer led with the most current, up to date and relevant information to assist our young people who are exploring careers in sport and physical activity.

Watch an introduction to the course from our Technical Education Officer, Micki Ruggins.

Education resources

The course is divided into four one-hour sessions and will take your students on a careers guidance journey equipping them with the awareness, appreciation, and realisation of working in the sport and physical activity sector.

Session 1: Careers in the sector

In this session, learners will discover the range of different careers available in the sector, what job roles in the sector entail and learning about the sector industries and occupations.

Session 2: The national workforce

In this session, learners will explore the industry areas and occupations in more detail, look at the top jobs and salaries being currently advertised in the sector and find out what it is that employers really look for when employing their staff.

Session 3: The local workforce

In this session, learners will gain knowledge and insight about the sector in their local area and hear from some case studies of people who already work in the sector.

Session 4: Job ready

In this session, learners will strengthen their understanding about what makes a good CV and application, how to perform well at interviews, a look at the different career pathways available and the skills and behaviours needed to ensure they are job ready.

Alongside these sessions, you will have access to student workbooks, lesson plans, staff templates and resources, and supportive delivery guidance as well as local insight, information, and support from a CIMSPA Skills Hub Manager. All our resources are designed with teaching staff and their learners in mind, from clear intended learning outcomes to aligning the sessions to the government’s recommended Gatsby Benchmarks.

This course helps all those working with young people who are interested in pursuing a career in the sport and physical activity sector, to better educate them with the knowledge and understanding they need to ensure they are job ready.

You can download a selection of slides from the course at the link below.

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To sign up please complete our expression of interest form below.