Placements opportunities are available on most programmes within the Chichester Institute of Sport which provide you with a strong vocational focus.
During the third year of your degree, you will undertake a placement year. In conjunction with the staff teaching team, you will plan a negotiated learning contract containing periods of work in the adventure industry, personal adventuring, and experiences towards governing body awards.
Whilst you are encouraged to find your own placements, we have developed a network of contacts worldwide that you could use should that suit your own ambitions.
Some recent student placements include:
- Working for a dog-sled team in Norway, teaching and guiding (after some training of course!)
- Teaching sea kayaking in New Zealand
- Assisting research at the Institute for Naval Medicine
- Developing Forest School Provision in a local primary school
Our year-long placement differentiates us from all other similar degrees.
Increase your employability – here’s what our students had to say.
‘The use of placements really enhanced my CV.’
‘The placement year is a good part of the course.’
‘The opportunities provided by the department through residentials and our placement year allowed me to grow and develop both personally and professionally, and allowed me to gain accurate insight into life after university.’
‘The placement year provides the opportunity to put theory into practice in the real world context. It was really beneficial to me as it allowed me to explore the other side of the world. I came back feeling more confident in myself. Having a placement year was a really valuable experience.’
‘Great real life experiences through placement.’
‘Good range of teaching placements within a variety of schools.’
‘It massively improved my ability and confidence to teach a wide range of sports through great experience in placements and lectures during my time here.’
Chichester Institute of Sport has a dedicated placement coordinator. Students are ultimately responsible for finding their own placement, however the placement coordinator is available to assist students and has a network of contacts in local clubs and schools.
Our students are from all over the UK, with the majority from the South and South East of England, with a few students from overseas.
Many students find work placements in their home towns, as well as local opportunities in Sussex.
Placements are integral to your development as a student and are integrated within University-based work.
You will need to ensure you have all the necessary documentation in place before you start your placement.
Some courses will insist that you complete a DBS check on entry to the course and others will require you to complete a check once you have started.
Please check that you have completed all necessary documentation before commencing your placement.
To contact the Placement Coordinator please email Alison Davis – email@example.com or tel: 01243 816224.