InSport Education has launched the Foundations of Sport Business education programme to provide invaluable learning and career opportunities for those looking to enter the sports industry.
Uniquely positioned to offer insight into the sport sector, the self-paced, industry-led course will comprise of 25 hours of seminars, presentations and case studies alongside sessions with current and former sports industry professionals.
Boosting employability and enhancing skillsets, InSport Education will also provide access to several partnerships with industry-leading firms who will support course participants in their career development, including direct employment for suitable candidates.
Industry expertise is built into every aspect of the course with representatives from some of the most highly regarded organisations and brands in sport involved, including The FA, FIFA, Formula 1, Sky, DAZN, Nike, the International Olympic Committee, British and Irish Lions, Six Nations and The Athletic. Participants will also have access to exclusive one-to-one sessions with course speakers for careers advice and networking, subject to speaker availability and additional fees.
Foundations of Sport Business is designed for all individuals pursuing a career in the sport industry including school-leavers considering higher education options, post-graduate students, those in professional services looking to specialise in sport, professional sportspeople transitioning into the corporate sector and those beginning their career in the sports industry looking to deepen their sector knowledge.
Curated by InSport Education Academic Director, Dr Rob Wilson, a sport business and finance expert from Sheffield Business School, the Foundations of Sport Business curriculum is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the structure of the industry. Following the course, participants will have developed a deep knowledge of how the sector functions, will be empowered to make better-informed decisions about following a career in sport and will receive an official InSport Education Foundations of Sport Business certificate to add to their CV and LinkedIn profile.
InSport Education Chair, Dame Heather Rabbatts, said:
“We’re very excited to be launching Foundations of Sport Business and to be offering everyone looking to enter the world of sport with the chance to strengthen their knowledge of the industry. Often, it can be difficult to know how to approach entering the sports business and we’re passionate about opening the doors and providing individuals with the tools to begin or progress their journey in sport.
“With unprecedented access to industry-leaders and expertise, Foundations of Sport Business is a unique education programme driven by real world experiences that will offer participants long-term, tangible benefits.”