Plymouth Marjon University enhances student employability

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The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has announced the endorsement of four sport and physical activity sector-related courses delivered by Plymouth Marjon University.

The BSc Health and Wellbeing Practitioner course was the first to be mapped against the Health Navigator and Working with People with Long Term Conditions professional standards.

The University has since mapped its FdA Award Sport Development and Coaching, BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching, and BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management against CIMSPA professional standards. The four courses are a testament to the university’s commitment to providing students with the best career prospects in the sector possible.

CIMSPA’s professional standards have been developed with the contribution of employers, education providers and sector leaders, to ensure current and future practitioners possess the knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed to be deployed and retained in the sector.

By aligning the degrees to professional standards Plymouth Marjon University has demonstrated its ability to equip students with the skills needed to transition from the lecture room into operational sector roles.

The following table details the four courses and the corresponding professional standards.

Course

Professional Standard






Our partnership with Plymouth Marjon University is another example of the sector sharing CIMSPA’s vision of shaping a recognised and respected sport and physical activity sector that everyone wants to be a part of. A key part of this is to work with the education providers to ensure our future workforce has clear career pathways and professionalism.

Dr Phil Brown, Senior Lecturer, School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing, has been CIMSPA’s key contact with Plymouth Marjon University. Commenting on the endorsement of four courses, Dr Brown said:

“We are delighted that we have achieved CIMSPA endorsement for four degrees. Marjon was one of eleven universities who worked in partnership with CIMSPA since the initial pilot started in January 2018, meaning our courses are the result of excellent academic and industry collaboration. We have a strong employability agenda at Marjon, these endorsements show we align with industry best practice and demonstrate that our students are really well prepared for graduate roles..”

CIMSPA and Plymouth Marjon University partnership is one of seventeen Higher Education Partnerships that represents a growing commitment from higher education level institutes to align courses with the needs of the sector employers, as represented through professional standards.

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About Plymouth Marjon University

Plymouth Marjon University has a long history of education excellence. It was founded in London as the UK’s first teacher training institute, and in 2020 will celebrate its 180th anniversary. The University is based on a green and spacious campus close to the beautiful South West coast of Devon and Cornwall, the city of Plymouth and Dartmoor National Park.

The institution celebrates a string of recent good news, being ranked first in the South West and third in England for Courses and Lecturers in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards; being named the top university in England for Teaching Quality for the second year running, and in the Top 10 for Student Experience, by the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 2020; and latest governmental data (Longitudinal Education Outcomes) showing that graduates from Education and Teaching at Plymouth Marjon become the top earners in the South West.

The University is recognised as an open, welcoming university which develops outstanding graduates ready for the world of work. It offers expertise across business, social sciences, teaching and education; sport, and health and wellbeing.

Plymouth Marjon University is a certified social enterprise with the Social Enterprise Mark. The business incubator space ‘The Edge’, based within Marjon Business School, offers space, advice and a community for business start-ups, including support to their own students.

Incorporated by Royal Charter Charity registration number 1144545

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