Bachelor of Arts Sport Coaching & Business Management (GAA) CW807

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW807
  • 20
  • Application Form
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

Sports bodies require their management and coaching staff to have a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of their chosen sport but also of business and management. A Sports Coaching and Business Management (GAA) degree explores the cross-functional nature of business and sport and equips students with the necessary skills to attain careers in: sports management, club development, games development and club administration.

Applicants can apply for both the BA (Honours) Sport Management and Coaching (CW858 - NFQ Level 8) Sports Coaching and Business Management (GAA), (CW807 - NFQ Level 7) on the CAO application. Both courses run concurrently for the first three years.

Special Features:

  • This course is unique in Ireland as it is delivered in association with the GAA and is only available in IT Carlow.
  • Institute of Technology Carlow GAA teams compete in the Sigerson football, Fitzgibbon hurling, Purcell cup camogie & Giles Cup Ladies Football competitions. In the past 3 years our Fitzgibbon team have been in a QF, SF & Final while winning four division 1 leagues in a row. Our Sigerson team has been in two QFs and a SF in past 4 years. Our Giles cup team have been in two QFs and SF in the past 3 years with our Purcell cup team competing in two SFs in past 3 years.
  • Experienced coaches and coach educators from the GAA deliver the player development and coach education modules of the course with the opportunity to attain GAA coaching qualifications and practical experience in each of the three years of the course.
  • Premium sporting facilities including elite sports gym, general student gym, GAA and rugby pitches with full changing facilities and viewing stands.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) in Arts in Sports Coaching and Business Management (GAA).

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this course may be eligible to progress to Year 4 of the BA (Honours) Sport Management and Coaching (CW858) or Year 4 of the BA (Honours) Management Practice (CW868)

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of sport-related careers, including: sport development officers; sport management; GAA development officers; video analysts; sports management; club development and/or administration; sport coaching and fitness instruction.

Graduates have also taken up various roles in business and marketing.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7

Application Process

  • Once you apply to this course through the CAO you will be sent an information form from the Institute, which you will need to complete and return.
  • You will then be invited to attend an interview.



For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Brian Dunne
BSc (Hons), MSc, MCSPI