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Our Sport in the Community placement module in the third year of study will provide you with an outstanding opportunity to develop the experience and skills that employers look for.

We offer a varied range of placements each year. These include opportunities in school, youth, community, and high performance sport settings. Through these placements, you have the chance to work closely and develop contacts with host organisations, such as local School Sport Partnerships, County Durham Sport, and Team Durham.
More about our placements
The outside of Maiden Castle, Durham Universitys Sports building
The placement provided me with the opportunity to work professionally within Team Durham. We were entrusted with our own 'Pop Lacrosse' event, hosting over 100 local school children. The placement enhanced my teamwork and leadership skills and I took great pride in ensuring that all team members felt valued throughout.

Sophie Bingham
BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity Graduate

Putting your knowledge into practice

All placements enable students to put knowledge gained throughout their degree programme into practice. This will be evidenced for potential employers through developing your own portfolio that demonstrates your acquisition of key professional skills and competencies. This portfolio will also include your own CV and letters of application that you will be supported to develop so as to apply for your preferred placements at the outset of the module.