Centre for Employability, Enterprise and Leadership in Sport

The Centre for Employability, Enterprise and Leadership in Sport (CEELS) brings together sport organisations, working professionals and students to provide opportunities in the sports sector, by developing industry related skills and enhancing future career pathways. Opportunities include leadership training, entrepreneurial projects and the chance to work and network with top employers. 




"To become the leading Higher Education Institute for the promotion and development of Employability, Enterprise and Leadership in Sport in the UK."

Our Vision, CEELS.

Employability for students

At USW Sport we offer a wide range of opportunities for our students to develop transferable skills that employers really value. We are committed to making you an employable graduate so we build this into all our courses.

Find out more about our Employability for Students.

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Employability services for Partners

We work closely with over 50 different sports organisations to support student and workforce employability, enterprise and leadership. Our partner organisations share our vision of developing a high quality workforce for the sports industry, and provide work-based learning opportunities for our students.  

Find out more about our Employabilty for Partners. 

Enterprise in Sport

If you have ever thought about becoming self-employed or running your own company, then CEELS can help. We offer the information and guidance you will need to drive your entrepreneurial ideas forward. From idea generation workshops and business plan sessions to advising how to access start-up funding, we can support you every step of the way.

Find out more about our Enterprise in Sport.

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Leadership in Sport 

CEELS offer a series of inspirational workshops, presentations and motivational talks from leaders from the worlds of business and sport. The leadership learning events are part of a drive by the University to improve leadership skills amongst Corporate Business and SMEs in South Wales to enable growth and maximise your full potential.

Find out more about Leadership opportunities.

Mentoring in Sport

As a result of the continued growth and success of the Professional Mentoring Team, the University of South Wales (USW) are now able to offer a number of bespoke Mentoring programmes tailored to suit your mentoring needs. We  deliver a range of mentoring and training packages to organisations within the sports sector and beyond.

Find out about our Professional Mentoring service.

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Amazing new facilities for 2017

Did you know that in addition to the impressive USW Sport Park, students studying Sport will be the first to train in some of our brand-new facilities. These include:

  • A full-sized indoor 3G pitch - the only one in Wales!
  • A specialist centre for strength and conditioning
  • 12 lifting platforms
  • Increased facilities for notional analysis
  • Brand new classrooms

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Find out more about CEELS

For more information please contact:

Chris Emsley
Lecturer Sports Development and Coaching

Tel: 01443 482716
Email: [email protected]