Sports Management & Coaching


QQI Level 5 in Sports, Recreation and Exercise Studies 5M5146

Sports coaching certificates in various sporting and fitness areas



The new Sports Management and Coaching degree course in IT Blanchardstown will offer graduates a local alternative to pursue their study to honours degree level. Graduates can also access honours sports programmes in DIT, Dundalk IT, UCC, Carlow IT, Letterkenny IT, Tralee IT, Waterford IT (or students can access the scholarship programmes in Ireland or the US). Sports students also have access to the 140 Arts places every year in Maynooth University. The course will give graduates the opportunity to become sports development officers or work in areas like gyms, leisure centres, or sports clubs. The general qualification will lead to careers in the rapidly expanding leisure industry. The Level 5 qualification can lead to certificate or degree courses in Sports or indeed Business, Computers, etc. in many IT colleges and universities throughout the country, as well as pursuing a QQI Level 6 in Sports or Leisure Management courses in various colleges of further education.




ITB: BN111/TU935 Sport Management and Coaching (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK116 Sports Studies and Physical Education (Level 8, 4 Years) Thurles: LC422 Sports Strength and Conditioning (Level8, 4 Years) Carlow IT: CW858 Sports Management and GAA Coaching (Level 8, 4 Years)





This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in the sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. Sports management and coaching graduates will gain the social, communication and leadership skills to work with individuals and groups in the growing sports coaching and health and fitness areas. Many of the skills acquired will be transferable for use in business or community development settings. Sports Management and Coaching will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. Students can also opt to specialise in GAA coaching and obtain coaching badges. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced, mature persons seeking a formal education. It will allow graduates to pursue scholarship programmes in Ireland or abroad. By taking science modules students can claim the science award and apply for Health Science in DCU.



The following modules will be offered in 2020, subject to availability and demand:

• Sports and Recreational Studies

• Word Processing

• Safety and Health at Work

• Nutrition

• Exercise and Fitness

• Sports Anatomy & Physiology

• Communications

• Work Experience

• Gaelic Coaching

• Leisure Facility Administration

Supplemental certificates will be offered in GAA, soccer, hurling, IRFU and athletics, subject to demand.



Leaving Cert or LCA

Mature Students of all backgrounds

Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

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